It was this time last year that this photo was sent to me by mum saying, "say hello to your new brother, Ralph". I was having a lazy day with Tom back at uni when I got this message and I couldn't contain my excitement! Ralph is a golden doodle with a brilliantly hilarious personality. He can be mistaken for being a sheep from a distance and recently decided to become very vocal for no reason. If he is sitting on you and you aren't stoking him, he will sign and hit you in the face with his paws.
This post is a little timeline of how much Ralph has grown and become the best, most cuddliest dog I've ever known. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have been a few of these photos already - I really can't help but share photos of this poser.
|February - Ralph came home|
|April - Tom & I met Ralphie|
|June - Poor Ralph|
On my way home from uni for summer, Mum broke the news that Ralph had broken his leg. He ran over a bike that was on the ground and got his leg caught in the chain. Being so young meant he recovered quickly and his hyperness never stopped. It was heartbreaking to see him limping about and it was a struggle to stop him getting too excited and damaging it any more. I'm so relieved to say he was back to normal in no time at all and has no problems with his leg now.
|August - Poser Ralph loves being in front of a camera|
|September - Getting involved in my A/W Haul post|
Three words to describe this pup: Cuddly, Dopey & Playful. He is such a loyal dog and has such a good understanding of human emotions. He knows when I need a big cuddle to cheer up or when I need to be left alone. More often than not I will want a cuddle! Whenever I sit on my bedroom floor to do my hair and make-up, he will just lump himself on top of me. Considering how big he now is, it's almost impossible to see the mirror.
|December - 1 year old Ralph|
It breaks my heart to have to leave him while I'm at uni! I'm pretty sure he misses me as much as I miss him. When I came home for Christmas, he was uncontrollably happy to have me home and has barely left my side since. I'm travelling back to uni today and not sure when I'm next home to see him. At least I know he won't forget me!
|Christmas Day - All wet and muddy from the rain but still cheeky enough to go on the sofa|
The difference between the first and last photo is unbelievable! I don't think anyone was expecting him to grow so much. When he stretches his arms and legs he is just a little bit shorter than I am. Please send over your links and photos of your lovely pets via Twitter and in the comment box below!