It’s that time of the year again, to reflect on the past 12 months with this dog. Coincidentally, it’s also the end of the year! It’s a month of celebrations and reflections (for me). This was last year’s!
We started meeting more Shelties this year as compared to past years. Maybe because there’s been a sudden increase in Shelties in SG? Somehow we now know quite a few that are about 2 years old and younger.
This post is going to be very very picture heavy. 12 months in review. Are you ready!?!?
Started doing jogs/longer walks to be “fitter” this year! This didn’t last past August, but hey the haze was killing us 😦
We're party animals! __________ Attended @kookysheltie's 6th barkday party yesterday!! Thank you for inviting Cobie and Mango! Didn't manage to play with Kooky much cos he's too busy sniffing butts haha. __________ Thank you for preparing everything for the humans and dogs!! The food was good and the cake looked so pretty! Sorry we couldn't stay till the cake cutting. __________ Once again, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KOOKY!!! May you stay healthy and happy always! 😘
We attended Kooky’s 6th birthday!
We took a boat and went island hopping to St John’s Island and Kusu Island on my (mama’s) birthday! It rained but we enjoyed ourselves.
Party's not complete without humans attempting a group photo! Errr. Not all dogs are looking over though. 😂😂 _____________ L > R: @kookysheltie @somewhitecookie Mango @lifewithlycanlexie @kanon_boy @weliveinaflat @chocbanaa _____________ Happy adoption/gotcha day again, Donna @weliveinaflat!! _____________ #MangoAndFriends
Donna’s Gotcha Day Pawty
Thierry turned 15!!!
Also, went on a trek + swim at the beach! All in a day!
One of my favorite photos of the month.
Mango learnt to say “Hi”!
Heard that it was #立春 (first day of spring) yesterday, and that you can easily stand an egg upright! 😂😂 why not three eggs, right? ________________ Did anyone deposit money? Heard that the queues were crazy because when you deposit money on this day, you will get good fortune for the rest of the year! But I was too busy to do so 😞😞😞
We tried to make some eggs stand on the first day of spring. It worked!
Group photo from ytd! Nugget looks like he's the one with the funny leg but it's Mango's sexy thigh. 😂😂 This @somewhitecookie like glowing ah. @mason_the_aussie is super adorable. Total ladykiller 😍😍 Incomplete group photo cos Lucky and Mika lost their way after we crossed a bridge. Can't wait for next round!!!
Went cycling and made new friends!
Went to the beach again. Sorry for the crappy photo. There was a water droplet on the lens. ^^”
And the most adorable video that I can watch over and over and over again.
Celebrated Lunar New Year! Don’t worry, he only had the outfit on for a short while.
And here are the cats for CNY too!
Beach day with friends!
A photo of Mango with his loot from @petexposg yesterday! I guess he did work hard for it by braving the crowd with us (@somewhitecookie @lifewithlycanlexie @daradeexplorer @kanon_boy) haha. And some guy stepped on his tail (and didn't even notice it until I tapped him! 😠) while we stopped at a booth to look and Mango laid down on the floor. Mango was the perfect gentleman by not biting him, just struggling there on his own being confused 😣 sorry mama took a while to notice! So proud of my well mannered dog ❤ We actually went to the car once to drop off our loot then went back a second time 😂😂 we need more of such events, thank you! #mangoatpetexpo
And there was Pet Expo, where I went a little mad buying everything.
We got onto another boat and visited Coney Island!
Went cycling again with my best buds. Was much fun! Can’t wait to go again.
#MangoGoesToSchool: yesterday after the test! Congrats @lifewithlycanlexie @weliveinaflat @somewhitecookie !! @daradeexplorer ask your mama hurry up come back and take your test!! Thank you @puppupnaway for being so patient with us! Also, we did a therapy dog test together and we are good to go! Yezzzz!
Graduation day! *throws mortar board*
Thank you @scott_the_bichon's mama for sending me all these lovely pics of Mango at @waggingrightssg's grooming + daycare yesterday! I was told he was quite curious and even attempted to playbow with @rileysheltie! I've never seen him playbow another dog in the time I've had him. 2 years ago, he was shy dog. Now, he's more confident and willing to play with other dogs! That shall be our aim for this year – to play! Many little milestones that we will achieve, in time to come.
Daycare fun at Wagging Rights!
Crossed some rivers at Bishan Park…
…and see some structures!
Went to The Green Corridor again, and did about 7+km, more than our usual 4+km.
…with added mud bath!
Attended Guide Dogs Day and got reallllly muddy.
Playdate with Cobie
Cafe hopping with Sis on Mothers’ Day!
Mango got a little more comfortable with the water..
..and also decides that my back is a good place to climb.
We went back to the beach quite a few times in May. I guess the weather was really too good to pass up!
Visited Kith Cafe after swimming at Sentosa.
Finally visited this place after chancing upon it awhile back.
Dinner time at my household.
Made meat dumplings for Dumpling Festival.
Also, went to Green Corridor again with friends!
We’ve really walked this route so many times!
Went to visit the famous #instagramtree again! Looks different with all those creeper plants on it now. 😦 (It has since been felled because it was falling apart after getting struck by lightning. *sigh* Bye tree, we miss you already)
Another Sheltie outing, again at The Green Corridor!
Breakfast buffet at Indulge@Park, Grand Park City Hall Hotel! We had fun trying out the agility course (which we were so bad at). The sun was starting to scorch both dogs and humans, so we made a quick exit. I heard there was a group photo taken! 😱😭😞 haha next time then. From August onwards, the alfresco dining at Indulge@Park will be #dogfriendly for breakfast on weekends! Another to add to #dogfriendlysg 😍
Was invited to a breakfast buffet at Indulge@Park, Grand Park City Hall Hotel. It’s now dog-friendly at their alfresco dining area at Indulge@Park for breakfast buffet on weekends from August! Glad to see more places becoming dog friendly in Singapore.
Visited the Botanic Gardens! It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A first in Singapore!
Had a fake picnic at home. Been wanting to do an actual picnic, but the weather was very unpredictable, so we had a fake one at home!
#MangoGoesToTheBeach: Happy fish from exactly a year ago, to a shark today. I think my dog got really comfy with water in between then and now. 😂😂😂😂 Also realised this could be my #nowandthen photo tagged by @butter_the_sheltie from some time back! Sorry I couldn't do it cos no comparison photos until now! Tagging @somewhitecookie @daradeexplorer and @lifewithlycanlexie to do this if you guys haven't!
Someone getting *very* comfortable in his float and with the water..
"Mum, am I inbre(a)d? 🍞😱" I can never be 100% sure if Mango's not inbred (because he's adopted), but I can make sure he will never be the cause of it. Being #inbread is better than being #inbred, surely. Teaming up with @lifewithlycanlexie and @daradeexplorer, we want to bring attention to the ills of inbreeding. #Inbreeding, mating of closely related dogs, occurs in all shapes, sizes, colours, and breeds, and the practice most commonly stems from greed, disregard for animal welfare, and/or to achieve "desirable" physical traits in the offspring. It is a form of animal abuse just like breeding farms and puppy mills, resulting in deformities, neurological conditions, suppressed immunity, to name just a few conditions that the offspring might be subjected to. Say no to inbreeding, puppymills and irresponsible backyard breeding – #inbreadnotinbred! Tagging @kookysheltie, @_wafflesthesheltie, @spirit_the_sheltie, @zappy_the_sheltie, @butter_the_sheltie and @clearskiespup to do a post and use the hashtag #inbreadnotinbred!
…and became a bread. #inbreadnotinbred
Received some photos that were taken on @rileysheltie's birthday party! 😍😍 super love the pictures that @furryphotos took (sorry had to add stickers on our faces 😅). Here's Mango acting coy with the birthday boy! 😂 thank you @rileysheltie for the invite and all the photos!! 😘😘😘 may you always be the happiest pup around!
Riley had his 2nd birthday!
We explored the Henderson Waves Bridge for the first time.
Enjoyed a meat popsicle at a carnival..
..and became the Barking God.
Got even fluffier… (if it’s even possible)
Lost a dear friend. 😦
Got sad because of the haze situation….
…so we had a fake picnic at home…
…and had a Sheltie situation for Mid-Autumn…
…with eyes on the camera!
We also celebrated Mango’s 5th birthday!
Mango passed his temperament test and went for his first session as a therapy dog! #achievementunlocked #1offthenewyearsresolution
Broke out all the props for Halloween. See more photos here!
Love this picture ❤
2nd session as Therapy Dog, done! More info from Therapy Dogs Singapore. Did so much better today, even sat on a resident’s lap for 15mins!
Attended Waffles’ 2nd Birthday with a whole lot of Shelties!
And Cody’s 7th Birthday with a bunch of Shelties too!
Became Donald Trump for a few minutes…
…and went to Orchard Road with Thierry and the dogs to watch the Christmas lights…
…though BossCat isn’t the happiest, but he was really curious about all the lights…
…and they are really adorable…
…and got featured in the local papers! #shy
Timehopped to the day when I really really wanted a dog so badly. 11Dec2012. Little did I know that my life was going to change in just 17 days more.
Did a little organising…because we have more collars and leashes than a 1 dog family should have.
Had a Sheltie Party with 22 Shelties! #muchconfusion #whichismydog
Celebrated Christmas with an overflowing tree!
Attended (small) Cody’s 1st birthday party!
Tagged by @daradeexplorer to do my New Year's Resolutions (for Mango)! (I actually didn't intend to do any 😅) _______________ 1. Complete and pass Mango's basic obedience class! 2. Bark less. Seriously. 3. Sign up for Therapy Dogs Sg. 4. Lose weight. Both human and dog. 5. Make more dog friends! Say hi if you see us! 6. Explore more dog friendly places in Singapore! 7. Take more photos 😳 _______________ Tagging @my2dogs2cats @reynerthesheltie @mrfoxshots and @sheltiesromeojuliet to do if you wanna!
This was my New Year’s Resolution for 2015! We kind of completed most things.
- Complete and pass Mango’s basic obedience class! – DONE!
- Bark less. Seriously. – Work in progress 😦
- Sign up for Therapy Dogs Sg. – DONE!
- Lose weight. Both human and dog. – Errr. Somehow done? We both lost a bit (festive season isn’t helping!!), so still a work in progress!
- Make more dog friends! Say hi if you see us! – Made more Sheltie friends this year!
- Explore more dog friendly places in Singapore! – I guess we did!
- Take more photos – Still trying, but not too bad for this year I must say.
Yes, Happy 3rd Adoption Day, my little fruit! Stay healthy and happy! Many more wonderful years to come!
Well, this is my year in review. How was you 2015? 🙂