The original idea for this website was just to tell a fun story of a first time dog owner who, never having encountered the needs and demands of caring for what essentially turned out to be my fifth child,  had not been able to find a ‘one-stop place’ to discover what may lay in store. The only information sites I could find were those looking to sell me a dog, or a myriad of associated canine products.

My choice of a cockapoo was simply the fact I’d always wanted a golden cocker spaniel, however, allergies prevented me from owing any type of dog and so this seemed to be the perfect solution. I admit there have been times – many until Freya reached the age of six months – when I wondered what on earth I’d let myself in for, but the rewards of owning a dog are in such abundance that there are no regrets.

There is a real need here to add the caveat that I am a complete novice, the opinions expressed are purely mine and the only qualification I have when it comes to caring for animals is that I own and love my cockapoo. Any links to third party advice are those that I myself found helpful during training and caring for Freya, but I have no alliance or involvement with them.

And now we have puppy number two, a little sister for Freya. Naturally, I chose another cockapoo who joined our family on 7 March 2020, and we named her Frankie-Lou.

Life would not be complete without a daily dose of Instagram and Freya and Frankie’s antics can be found on their very own account @freya.and.frankie.