Puppy vs Toddler


I’ve been feeling a tad clucky lately. I blame TV. We were watching my fave show Bones the other night and the main character is pregnant. Not sure if it was the baby references or the thought of me her having Booth’s baby that got me all weak at the knees.


Dan is adamant there will be no more babies and was under the impression that the recent addition of our puppy would be sufficient to temper any procreational urges I may have. In fact, he went so far as to say that he would prefer to have EIGHT puppies before any more offspring.

Which kinda got me thinking. Puppies and babies/toddlers really do have a lot in common. I mean, apart from the obvious vulnerability and need for love, shelter, yadayada, there’s also the common elements of destructive tendencies, toilet training, boundary testing and a knack for being easily distracted by bright shiny things.

However, if one was to truly look at the pros and cons of having puppies versus small humans, puppies are sure to win hands down every time. For instance:

  • You can lock puppies outside when the pee on your carpet.
  • No one will ever ask if your puppy was breastfed, co-slept, had a dummy or used cloth nappies.
  • People get funny about children on leashes. Even purpose built child leashes get frowned upon by some.
  • You can smack a puppy on the nose with a newspaper if they bite you without the risk of the neighbours calling DoCS.
  • A running chain is a socially acceptable option for puppies.
  • A “beware of the toddler” sign is not as effective at scaring unwelcome visitors away.
  • A puppy will never ask to borrow the car when its older.
  • You can desex a puppy and let it roam the streets knowing you won’t become a grandmother before your time.

And of course, the most appealing thing about puppies in my books, this is always an option if you are desperate:

So what say you? Puppy or toddler?








Image from here


Puppies, Puddles & Poppins


We had double trouble this weekend when our puppy’s brother came to stay for a sleepover with my parents.

Such cuteness!

Oh, and you will be pleased to know our puppy (on the left) has finally been bestowed a permanent name. His new moniker is Carter, after the All Blacks rugby player, of course.  If I was going to own a dog that had to be named after a footballer, I was making sure it was going to be one that was hot! 😉

His beautiful brother is Jasper.


With the relentless rain, two 7wk old puppies, a toilet training toddler and a 5yr old who has suddenly regressed to bed wetting, I think I should start living in  a pair of these…

My mama and I went to see the stage production of Mary Poppins on Saturday night and it was practically perfect in every way.

Such amazing sets and choreography. However, if you are going to see it, I recommend an open mind – it’s not exactly the same as the movie. They have incorporated elements of the original books. Did you know Mary Poppins was originally a series of 5 books written by a Queenslander? No, me neither!!

So after all of those P’s (& pee’s) I was absolutely exhausted, but lunch with a beautiful friend for a very long overdue catchup was just the spoonful of sugar I needed 🙂

What did you get up to on the weekend? What was the last show you saw at the theatre?

Linking up with the lovely Sonia @ Life, Love & Hiccups for Wonderful Weekends.






Gumboots from here

What have we done??

Yesterday we went out to buy some of these…



but somehow we came home with this instead…

Do you make irrational decisions when it comes to cute fluffy things?

PS. Any name suggestions would be appreciated!!

Linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday