How My Life Changed as a Puppy Mom

Teddy was our family first puppy, but he’s always been considered my sister’s dog when we moved out of our parent’s house.

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Iโ€™m a supreme doggo #fashion

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When I moved out a few years ago, I really missed the constant companionship of a dog, but I wasn’t really in a financial or mental state to take care of one. My bachelor apartment was too small and I thought it wouldn’t fit into my social and musical life.

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Do you have a treat for us? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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When Nash proposed and we moved in together to a bigger space, we spoke about our future and our desires for a little dog. We always thought it would come after the wedding but as soon as I met Bacon, I was in love.

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I am half pretzel now #๐Ÿฅจ

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The 6 weeks we’ve been together so far has flown by and he’s already grown from the 4lb tiny doggy he came home as. The first couple of weeks I lacked sleep and was always anxious to get home to him. Now he sleeps much better and I know he does okay by himself at home.

I’ve spent a lot more time offline than I used to. It’s kind of easy to choose between being on my phone/computer and happily paying fetch with Bacon. I’ve also gone on more walks and seen parts of my own neighbourhood I would have never otherwise have visited and neighbours (and their dogs) we’ve never talked to. Together we’ve seen the sun rise and set many times.

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Snooooooze ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿคค#zzz

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When I am online, I find I use the time more efficiently. No more am I browsing around aimlessly. I usually have a specific task I have to do in a short time frame (when Bacon is calm or napping).

I can’t wait until the weather is warmer so we can see more new places and people. Here’s to more adventures in the New Year, which in 2018 is also the Year of the Dog!

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Bacon Has a Blog!

Bacon now his own blog over at http://baconthedoggers.com. I didn’t want to bombard this blog with dog posts (though there will be some occasionally) so I gave Bacon his own space. There you’ll find random photos of his adventures, fashion and occasional reviews of the doggy world.

Bacon’s First Week

Having a new puppy in my life while planning a wedding and working full-time is slightly insane, but I wouldn’t give it up for the world. Here are some random snapshots from his first week so far!

He’s already visibly grown and is getting used to us as his humans:

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This is my spot on the couch now

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First encounters

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Morning commute #ttc

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Zzzz play hard, sleep hard

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Already spending half my life waiting for the #ttc

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85mm Teddy

Here are some random photos of Teddy that I took with my 85mm on my 5D Mark IV. I’m still getting used to the camera but I can’t get over the gorgeous effect I get at f1.2 on a full frame.

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Autumn Teddy 2

Here are some photos of Teddy I took on our autumn stroll with my iPhone 7 Plus. Here is the post with my DSLR for comparison.

In outdoor lighting this phone makes a killer camera.

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Photos: Autumn Stroll

I went hiking with the dog somewhere in Milton last weekend. Here are some photos from my DSLR. I’ll be posting a second set tomorrow with photos from my iPhone 7 Plus so you guys can compare!

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Dog Therapy

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Best fluffball #dogsofinstragram

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This week I was having a major anxiety attack and couldn’t focus much on life. I decided to go home (to my parent’s) and spend some quality time with Teddy. Cuddling with a dog really helped calm me down.

Now I’m doing some very necessary blogging and work I was behind on!

Photos: 85mm Teddy

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Tested my new Canon 85mm 1.2 on the dog. Wide open aperture is hard to get used to on a moving subject. Despite these photos, he does’t really stay still!

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Fisheye Teddy

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The Canon EF 8-15mm L fisheye lens joined the family so I tested it out on Teddy. He never actually looks at the camera but this allows me to stick it in his face!
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Jack Darling Memorial Park

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On Sunday I took Teddy to Jack Darling Memorial Park. The huge park by the lake also had a huge off-leash dog park. Teddy was pretty overwhelmed by all the other dogs but he did manage to make a friend.
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