A Little About Toby

He is like my little angel, we thought long and hard before getting another pet, and agreed on a tiny non moulting dog. But you can’t help who you fall in live with can you, and it really was love at first sight. So we have a bear instead of a dog, he smells, has so much energy and moults not just fur, but fur balls, oh and he loves mud.

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But I still love him so much, however he really does believe he is human, so I thought I would share a little about my bear and his personality.

  • He is so incredibly patient, the boys drive him mad they love playing with him and spend hours teasing him with his toys and bones and even try to dress him up. Some days you can see they are absolutely doing his head in, yet he has never once growled at them.(Tell a lie, he once growled at Joe but he did sit on him) Clearly I am always watching as there are times I have to tell them to just leave him alone, he doesn’t want to play any more.
  • He can talk, now hear me out with this one I am not mad. Toby has developed a way of communicating, it is like a long yawn type noise that he can stretch for ages, if he want something he tells you. People laugh when we tell them but have been so surprised to witness it personally. He also answers back when he is being told off.
  • He has great manners, he will sit and wait to eat his dinner and not touch it until we tell him we can, Chris sometimes forgets put his dinner down and walks away. We can leave the room and he will not move, but just cries until told it’s ok to eat.
  • He likes catching the farmer’s chickens if they dare to cross our boundary. This is the dark side of our little angel, I don’t think he would eat them he just thinks they are toys. If a chicken ventures into the garden, he is NOT allowed out until the chicken is removed.
  • He thinks he is small, he really is delusional and thinks he is a tiny lap dog as you can see below, and he is not light yet insists on sitting on my knee every night. IMG_3368
  • He hates me using my lap top on the sofa, and puts his head on the keyboard to try to stop me using it.
  • He only communicates with me after 9pm. Because he sits with me on the sofa, he dreads Chris and the Boys sitting with me. Of course they come first so he has to move on to the footstool. He has developed the art of playing dead, if they try to talk to him he thinks he will be moved, he lies dead still not even blinking hoping they won’t.
  • He is a stalker, I can’t even use the loo in peace, he literally sits outside the bathroom door waiting for me. I am always standing on him or tripping over him as he tries at all times to stay as close to me as possible.
  • And lastly gets more excited than the boys on Christmas day. I don’t know how he knows, but Christmas morning he is beside himself until he gets his presents.

P1060937I absolultey love having pet, its hard work as most of the time I do everything for him, but we have developed this little bond. He loves Chris and the boys, but he is definitely my dog.

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26 Comments

  1. 27th February 2015 / 8:38 pm

    Wow he is EPIC! What a cool dog, lovely post. Thanks for linking up to #Thelist huni xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      28th February 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks Aby , he is I love him so much, its amazing how a pet can make such a difference xx

  2. 1st March 2015 / 11:25 am

    What a gorgeous dog. Really makes me want one although I can’t as rent. Glad he gives you so much happiness.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st March 2015 / 11:28 am

      ah thank you, yes he is such a little angel, yes not all landlords like dogs do they such a shame as if properly trained dogs are tidier that kids ha ha x

  3. 1st March 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Ha- the least non moulty dog ever! He is so cute! Totally agree with you about the talking, my mums dogs are human too! x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      1st March 2015 / 8:20 pm

      Ah thanks Katy, yes I adore him and he is so far from the least moulty dog he is a walking fur ball x

  4. 3rd March 2015 / 8:54 am

    He sounds such a wonderful character – I’m not surprised you’re over the moon about him.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd March 2015 / 8:27 pm

      Thanks Kriss, he really is so adorable x

  5. 3rd March 2015 / 9:06 am

    Toby is huge, but looks so adorable! No wonder you’ve fallen in love with him, I think anyone would 🙂 Love that he plays dead and waits to be fed. Our dog also waits to be fed, but I bet if we turned our back before saying “go” he’d eat his food 😉 #animaltales.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd March 2015 / 8:28 pm

      I know he’s not the tiny lap dog we set of to get, but yes he is a real character a cheeky chappy x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd March 2015 / 8:28 pm

      Do you know Mary I really believe he chose us x

  6. 3rd March 2015 / 10:35 am

    He is adorable! I have an oversized lap dog too, I had to get a little couch table for the laptop because I also had head on keyboard problems to overcome.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd March 2015 / 8:29 pm

      Haha isn’t it funny how they see the keyboard as the enemy, he is very envious of my lap top x

  7. 3rd March 2015 / 4:34 pm

    I love Toby! What a lovely post Sarah 🙂 I would love a dog but I work every day…but definitely one day, especially if I don’t have another baby, because it could be like my hairy baby! My best friend has a Cockapoo and she is simply adores him. x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      3rd March 2015 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks Tor, ha ha he is exactly that my hairy baby, in fact Chris is often claiming that I am pathetic with him x

  8. 3rd March 2015 / 11:21 pm

    He is quite a character isn’t he?! I’d love to hear him talk and answer back, sounds hilarious! I’m not really a huge fan of dogs but Toby looks cute enough to change my mind! Thanks for linking to #thelist

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th March 2015 / 8:29 pm

      Ha ha thanks Julia, he’s more bear like than doggy xx

  9. 3rd March 2015 / 11:22 pm

    I meant #sundaystars! Just read Aby’s comment and had the list in my head! Sorry lovely xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th March 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Ha ha xxx

  10. kidGLloves
    4th March 2015 / 10:07 am

    The Mother says – What a super post. I have a real lump in my throat reading this as it truly shows how much you love your little rascal. He reminds me of our very first family dog called Dusty but we nicknamed him Chewbacca as he looked like him! He’s absolutely gorgeous x #animaltales

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th March 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Ah Chewbacca, yes I can relate to that, and yes he is a important part of our family x

  11. 4th March 2015 / 10:14 am

    I love the way Toby must have chosen you despite not being the dog you *thought* you wanted … and he was right wasn’t he? He is your perfect dog!

    Thank you so much for adding Toby to #AnimalTales 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th March 2015 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks Rosie, yes he is the perfect dog to us xxx

  12. 4th March 2015 / 6:12 pm

    Toby’s a superstar! I wish Stella could learn to wait to eat 😉 I’m sure they think we have a secret getaway door in the bathroom and don’t trust us to be in there alone! #animaltales 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      4th March 2015 / 8:34 pm

      Ha ha I never thought of that Lisa but maybe he does think that x

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