Puppy Love | Meet Bindi

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This weekend my boyfriend and I travelled home to the Lake District to go and meet my nanna and grandad's beautiful new puppy Bindi. I was like an excited child all the way home and I couldn't wait to give her a big cuddle. As soon as I walked into their living room and saw her sat on the sofa - a teeny tiny ball of fluffy cuteness, I completely fell in love and was instantly besotted by her. If you follow me on Instagram (@kayleighjcouture), you've probably seen me posting photos and declaring my love for her all weekend. Yep, I'm smitten.

To be honest, I never used to be a dog person until my nanna and grandad got a puppy named Amber eight years ago. I was fifteen at the time and before that stage I'd always been terrified of dogs (thanks to a few bad experiences when I was younger). However, as soon as they got Amber, a gorgeous black and white springer spaniel, I was officially converted and I'm now a fully certified dog person. Unfortunately Amber passed away a few months ago from sudden liver failure and we were all heartbroken. She was such a fun and loveable dog and she really made my visits to my nanna and grandad's house all the more special. She'd always be happy to see me, always be happy to play all weekend long with her favourite blue ball and she'd always be sad to see me leave. I think that's the wonderful thing about pets - they love you unconditionally and they're always there to boost your mood and make you laugh.

With this being said, my nanna and grandad felt their house wasn't a home without a dog and although they never want to replace Amber, they decided a new puppy would lift their spirits and inject that feeling of joy and happiness a pet brings back into their lives. That's when they decided to go and look at some cavapoo (cavalier crossed with a minature poodle) puppies and they completely fell in love with them. Last weekend they brought Bindi home, a little girl puppy and she's been utterly spoilt and cherished ever since. A few of you were asking questions about her on my Instagram photos so I thought it'd be nice to do a post about her and share some of the photos I took over the weekend on my DSLR. I think she was sick of me and my camera by the end of the weekend but isn't she the most adorable thing you've ever seen? I'm going to get some of the photos above printed off for my nanna and grandad as they're just so lovely.

Its hard to gage how small she actually is from the photos above but she's only ever so slightly bigger than my nanna and grandad's ipad and she's as light as a feather - less than half a stone. She's got the most beautiful caramel coat of curly hair and she looks just like a little teddy bear. She loves to cuddle which is fab as its safe to say she's had a lot of cuddles from me this weekend! She's also a playful little thing and has a 'hyper' half hour when she gets up in the morning. She's also doing brilliantly with her weeing and pooping and has only done the deed on the carpet once so far. Yay! She has some naughty traits too which include nibbling anything she can get a hold of (she especially loves ankles and socks) and going to the toilet in the kitchen everytime we sit down to eat - haha! Hopefully they're just puppy traits though and she'll grow out of them with some more training.

I could sit and talk about her all day but I'll stop here before I start rambling. To summarise, she's absolutely beautiful and I'm already looking forward to going home again for another visit. If you've been thinking about getting a puppy for a while - I say go for it. It isn't easy and in some ways its just like looking after a baby but the positives certainly outweigh any negatives. I can't wait to get a puppy of my own in the future!


Do you have any pets? How did you find training a puppy? I'd love some tips so I can pass on to my nanna and grandad! :)


Lots of Love,

60 comments

  1. Oh my gosh she is lovely! I have two rabbits, one of which is white and super fluffy! He is adorable! I would love to have a puppy!

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  2. She is gorgeous I would love a puppy and have been wanting one for years and years they are just so loving and always happy to see you one day *sigh*. x

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  3. Aw how cuuuute! This has made me really want to get a dog! I, like you, was never really fussed about dogs until I met my boyfriends puppy a few years ago and now I've totally turned into a dog-lover! Can't wait to have one of my own :)
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  4. Shes so cute!! I have two dogs and we got them both as puppies at the same time, they were a real handful at times especially since there were two of them but now they've settled down their fine :) xx

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  5. I always follow you and I love this puppy <3
    Cary from Italy :)
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  6. Aww sooooo cute! My boyfriend and I are hoping to get a puppy at some point, either this year or next!

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  7. awww so adorable... They are so gorgeous when they are pups... You forget how small they are when they are that young, and grow so quickly... xxx

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  8. How adorable is she! I have a 5 year old yorkshire terrier and a 15 year old cat :'D
    Training Milly, my yorkshire terrier, wasn't as bad as I thought. We had puppy pads by the back door for when she needed to go when we were out and when we were in if we saw her wander over to that spot we'd open the door, pick her up and put her outside, eventually she just started wandering out herself or would scratch the bottom of the door.
    Dogs are much smarter than I thought :'D

    Tamsyn-Elizabeth
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  9. What a gorgeous puppy! My puppy is coming up for 5 months old but she's getting very big. Treasure the cute puppy moments! ♥

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  10. shes gorgeous, lovely pictures :)

    Rachel x
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  11. Oh my, that puppy is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Robyn @ Beauty & the Closet

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  12. so cute :)

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  13. My grandparents had a dog called Amber when I was younger, what a coincidence! Gorgeous little puppy <3
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  14. Ahh so gorgeous. Pets are lovely!I really miss not having any around the house xx

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  15. she is so cute! no wonder you were so excited! I have my little bunny Parsnip :) I don't like dogs too much either, they scare me but for some reason i feel safe around Spaniels :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, she is adorable! I'm waiting for the day I can get a dog :)
    Jazz xo

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  17. awww so adorable! I love photographing pets - i can understand why you took so many! I've never had a dog but i'm such an animal lover. <3 xx

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  18. She is adorable! I'm the biggest dog lover, I can't help but post the odd cheeky photo of my dogs on my blog x

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  19. She is so gorgeous, I love puppies! x

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  20. Aw she's goooorgeous!! She looks almost like a cuddly toy! I don't know much about dogs, so the only real experience I've had with them is when I lived with my Aunty for a while and she has 2 beautiful Scotties called Dougal and Angus :) Wendy xx
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  21. Bindi is soooo adorablee!

    xx
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  22. Awww she's adorable Kayleigh! Glad to hear your nana & grandad will have moments of joy with Bindi around :) I do believe your pets make you smile, especially if I've had a long day at work, I know when i come home, my cats will be waiting for me :) cuddles & all :) my kitten is hyper constantly! she chases anything that moves & thinks it's easy to kill :P they always make me laugh too :)
    Lovely post Kayleigh :)
    xxx

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  23. Awww she is absolutely gorgeous!! And her name is so cute! I used to have a cockapoo which is a cross between a cocker spaniel and a poodle and she was gorgeous :) xx

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  24. such a gorgeous wee puppy! My nickname is Bindi too hehe :)

    Belinda | Fashion Crossing

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  25. Bindi is too cute! I love my little dogs, couldnt be without them x

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  26. Bindi is soooo cute :) I'm a huge dog lover <3


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  27. Ohhhh, que bonito!! Es adorable :)

    Kyllie | Make Up Fragrances

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  28. AWWW! OMG she is adorable!! <3
    such cute photos!

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    xx

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  29. Omg she is adoraaaaable!!!! I've wanted a puppy for so long now but gave up on the idea because I couldn't decide which breed I wanted! I think I'm going to get a cavapoo now definatley

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  30. She is beautiful! I'm not always a fan of small dogs (I have a big ol' Alaskan Malamute) but what an adorable bundle of cuddles! x

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  31. Love this post and your blog ! She's such an adorable puppy :) Hope to see more pictures of her xx

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  32. Ah, my biggest weakness - puppies! She's the most adorable puppy and I love her fur! I got my American Eskimo puppy last year and my biggest tips are consistency and discipline. Can't wait to see more pics!

    xx Alyson
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  33. Beautiful puppy. I love puppies, I'm also a dog person. I had a pug named Dougie but we (me and my grandma) had to give him away because we had to move (because of personal reasons) and where we moved they didn't allow pets :( When I'm on my own I will definitely get a dog :)

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  34. I don't think there is anything cuter than that face!

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  35. Awww shes beautiful. My puppy Daisy, whose a 16 month old cockapoo looked just like that when she was that age. It's so cute how their coat changes, now shes blond all over :)
    xxx Claire
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  36. How absolutely gorgeous! I'm definitely a god person, they're the most gorgeous creatures.
    I have a spaniel and we're thinking of breeding her with a poodle to make these lovely puppies, it just concerns me putting her through it.
    Bindi is adorable!

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  37. Such a little cutie! I don't have any pets, so I can't give you any tips.
    I would love to have a little puppy or a cat though =)

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  38. She's beautiful! I adore dogs, and puppies are just extra sweet.
    I've never had a dog from a puppy, the two dogs my parents had when I was born were out of the puppy stage and since then we've had dogs that have been aged 2/3 up.
    But I know that you have to be really strict with puppies when training them, which is hard to do because they're so cute and when they give you those 'puppy eyes' you just wanna let them get away with everything! :')

    Phoebe
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  39. She is such a gorgeous puppy!!! We have a cockapoo called Arthur who I regulary post about, the poodle crosses are such lovely dogs. It's true, a home without a dog is just a house x
    Deborah
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  40. Ahhhh shes just gorgeous! Cavaliers are so close to my heart because of my own two and i can imagine how cuddly she is with some cavalier blood running through her veins! So sorry to hear about your nana and grandads last dog, that must have been devastating for you all. I found with both of mine most of the naughty habits are left behind with puppyhood, mine just have one bad habit each that we can't seem to rid them of no matter how much we try - Digsy whines and barks in the car if he thinks he might be going for a walk and Elsa goes nuts every time she sees any kind of animal on the TV, doesn't matter if its real or cartoon! xx

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  41. Ahhhh shes just gorgeous! Cavaliers are so close to my heart because of my own two and i can imagine how cuddly she is with some cavalier blood running through her veins! So sorry to hear about your nana and grandads last dog, that must have been devastating for you all. I found with both of mine most of the naughty habits are left behind with puppyhood, mine just have one bad habit each that we can't seem to rid them of no matter how much we try - Digsy whines and barks in the car if he thinks he might be going for a walk and Elsa goes nuts every time she sees any kind of animal on the TV, doesn't matter if its real or cartoon! xx

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  42. She is adorable! I get really excited when I see dogs or cats, I don't have any myself though as my parents won't allow it. I do have a pet rat though who I love to bits!

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  43. that is one cute puppy I love her coat, she looks so soft! :)

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  44. aww super cute!
    training a puppy is different with every dog.
    the one thing that bugs me to death is when i see people trying to teach their dog to sit and they push down on the poor dog's back end (who would like that every day). All you have to do is have a treat in your hand and hold the treat up and then hover backwards above the dogs head until the puppy sits on her bum :)

    chanelle jade x

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  45. So cute, these pics are adorable!

    Sophie
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    xxx

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  46. that face is sooo cute! love love that puppy:)

    Megan @ http://www.sirenjane.blogspot.com

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  47. What an adorable furrballlll!!! Hahaha :)

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  48. Awww she's adorable! You don't realise until you have a puppy or someone in your family has one how affectionate they are! My sister has a little jack russell who lives with up and he's always so happy and playful all the time! He's currently as puppy classes because he likes to wee when he's excited and bark at strangers haha! I think being consistent with commands, rewarding good behaviour and changing your tone for bad behaviour generally tend to work X

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  49. OMG she is sooooooooooo adorable!!!!! I have a Yorkie named Macey who I absolutely LOVE and could not live without! I got her my first year of college and she has grown up with me! :) :)

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  50. I want a puppy so badly! This little one is a cutie xx Becki from www.lifelooksperfect.com xx

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  51. What a cutie pie! I can't believe my pooch Rocco is 10 this year! only seems like yesterday he was like Bindi :)

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx

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