This is going to be a long post but also probably the best thing I’ve ever written so hang in there!

I’ve spoken about James and my search for a puppy before… quite a lot actually… but today I finally have something good to report!

I’d like to introduce you all to the reason I’ve been away from the blog for a little bit, the new addition to our family:

Miss Lottie the Pomeranian!


I’ve wanted a dog for as long as I can remember but one thing or another always prevented me from adopting until a few months ago when our landlord finally gave us permission to bring a small dog in. After jumping through some a lot hoops with the real estate agent, body corp and landlord we were given the all clear and it was such a fantastic day!

And then the hard part began. I had assumed that actually being able to HAVE a dog would be the hard part but it turned out in our case that finding the RIGHT dog was actually the hard part. We had some ideas on breeds so James and I did a lot of research together to find a friend which suited our apartment and lifestyle.

We looked for a very long time. We scoured newspapers, websites, breeders, rescue organisations and shelters. When I say scoured, I mean I refreshed websites a ridiculous number of times a day, we visited shelters and called places daily.

I also watched WAAAAAAAY too many Cesar Milan episodes XD

This went on for months without finding the right dog for us. There were a lot of dogs but either they didn’t match our lifestyle, budget or living space. It was one of the most depressing experiences ever, every time something promising would come up our hopes were dashed at the last minute. Several times we were literally putting our jackets on to go pick a puppy up when we were told they had been sold out from under us.