Happy 3rd Gotcha/Adoption Day!

Happy 3rd Gotcha/Adoption Day!

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!?!?

January

Started doing jogs/longer walks to be “fitter” this year! This didn’t last past August, but heyΒ the haze was killing us 😦

We attended Kooky’s 6th birthday!

Kusu Island

We took a boat and went island hoppingΒ to St John’s Island and Kusu IslandΒ on my (mama’s) birthday! It rained but we enjoyed ourselves.

Donna’s Gotcha Day Pawty

Happy 15th Birthday Thierry!! Unimpressed cat is unimpressed

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Thierry turned 15!!!

Also, went on a trek + swim at the beach! All in a day!

Happy mid-week!! #MangoTheSheltie

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One of my favorite photos of the month.

February

"Hi!"

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Mango learnt to say “Hi”!

We tried to make some eggs stand on the first day of spring. It worked!

Went cycling and made new friends!

Went to the beach again. Sorry for the crappy photo. There was a water droplet on the lens. ^^”

#MangoGoesToTheBeach: Mango: "Mum, I'm ready to sail!" 😍😍

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And the most adorable video that I can watch over and over and over again.

Aaaand, we're going visiting!

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Celebrated Lunar New Year! Don’t worry, he only had the outfit on for a short while.

Happy Lunar New Year from Thierry, Snowball and Muffin! Haha celebrations goes on for 15 days traditionally!

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And here are the cats for CNY too!

March

Beach day with friends!

And there was Pet Expo, where I went a little mad buying everything.

We got onto another boat and visited Coney Island!

April

Cycling last Sunday with @my2dogs2cats hehe. Eh, Echo (10) and Nugget (7) both outrun/outlast Mango (4). πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Went cycling again with my best buds. Was much fun! Can’t wait to go again.

Graduated Basic Obedience!

Graduation day! *throws hat*

Swimming at The Wagington with Shelties!

We met up with some Shelties for a swim!

Is this real life? Is this just fantasy? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ #MangoOmNomNom

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Watermelon liesssss.

Daycare fun at Wagging Rights!

Carefully, carefully!

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Crossed some rivers at Bishan Park…

…and see some structures!

Good morning walk!

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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.

May

Hurhurhur. Playdate with @cobiethepom

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Playdate with Cobie

Cafe hopping with Sis on Mothers’ Day!

Also, visited the beach quite a bit!

Mango got a little more comfortable with the water..

#MangoGoesToTheBeach: Mango always aims for my back to climb onto. "I've got your back" has an all new meaning. #gopro

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..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!

Kith Cafe at Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove

Visited Kith Cafe after swimming at Sentosa.

June

Finally visitedΒ this place after chancing uponΒ it awhile back.

Dinner time with #my3catsanddog

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Dinner time at my household.

3vs3 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I need to bring my camera next time. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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Cafe visits!

Made meat dumplings for Dumpling Festival.

We went cafe hopping with @daradeexplorer.

Also, went to Green Corridor again with friends!

We’ve really walked this route so many times!

July

Cycling with Sis.

#TGIF! #Sony #Xperia

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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)

🐢Sheltie x 10! The best I could do after many many attempts πŸ˜… #teamsgsheltie

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Another Sheltie outing, again at The Green Corridor!

Was invited to a breakfast buffet at Indulge@Park, Grand Park City Hall Hotel. It’s now dog-friendly at theirΒ alfresco dining area at Indulge@Park for breakfast buffet on weekends from August! Glad to see more places becoming dog friendly in Singapore.

Happy Thursday! Cobie and Mango in front of the standee of the iconic bandstand at the Botanic Gardens! #nparksbuzz #unesco

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Visited the Botanic Gardens! It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A first in Singapore!

August

Happy Saturday! Join me? #MangoTheSheltie

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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!

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!

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…and became a bread. #inbreadnotinbred

Riley had his 2nd birthday!

In case you missed seeing this goofy face πŸ˜‚

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We explored the Henderson Waves Bridge for the first time.

Enjoyed a meat popsicle from @barkinggoodsg just now at the D'Pets Carnival!! 😍😍 #mangoomnomnom

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Enjoyed a meat popsicle at a carnival..

"I'm the er… Barking God" At the @barkinggoodsg booth last weekend! Hurhurhur

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..and became the Barking God.

September

3 years in the making! #MangoTheSheltie Thank you @waggingrightssg for keeping Mango fabulous *flick fur*

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Got even fluffier… (if it’s even possible)

Lost a dear friend. 😦

Hazy Monday #sghaze 😞😞😞

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Got sad because of the haze situation….

#TGIF! Hope the sky stays clear for the weekend! What have you got planned? 😁

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…so we had a fake picnic at home…

Soooo… Sheltie gathering at @nekojam's #midautumnmadness2015 yesterday? 😍 #teamsgsheltie

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…and had a Sheltie situation for Mid-Autumn…

…with eyes on the camera!

Mango turned 5!

We also celebrated Mango’s 5th birthday!

October

#MangoTherapySession: Ohai! Our first session today!! #eggcite

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Mango passed his temperament test and went for his first session as a therapy dog! #achievementunlocked #1offthenewyearsresolution

Who's prepared for #Halloween? #MangoTheSheltie #mangohalloween

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Broke out all the props for Halloween. See more photos here!

 

November

Ohai! Happy Deepavali!

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Love this picture ❀

#MangoTherapySession: 2nd Session, done! 😊😊 Mango sat in an uncle's lap for more than 15 mins today! Yay!

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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!

Happy #TongueOutTuesday!

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#fabulousbum

Well well well. How many Shelties do we have here? 😎 #teamsgsheltie

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Attended Waffles’ 2nd Birthday with a whole lot of Shelties!

And Cody’s 7th BirthdayΒ with a bunch of Shelties too!

December

"Is my hair messy?"

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Became Donald Trump for a few minutes…

Last night, Thierry went on an excursion to Orchard Road.

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…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…

Day 489: "They have yet to notice anything amiss" #ThierryBossCat #MangoTheSheltie #mangoechonugget

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…and they are really adorable…

Hurrr.

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…and got featured in the local papers! #shy

😊 this time, 3 years ago. #Timehop Received info and pictures of Mango 3 years back. #dreamcometrue #adoptdontshop

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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.

Before and after. Mango has too many leashes and poop bags #firstworlddogproblems

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Did a little organising…because we haveΒ more collars and leashes than a 1 dog family should have.

Sheltie Parking. 😎 #sheltieparty #teamsgsheltie

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Had a Sheltie Party with 22 Shelties! #muchconfusion #whichismydog

So… Are these ALL mine?

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Celebrated Christmas with an overflowing tree!

Merry Christmas everybardi!

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Merry Christmas!

Attended (small) Cody’s 1st birthday party!

Guess what happened on this day, 3 years ago? 😊

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28Dec2012.

This was my New Year’s Resolution for 2015! We kind of completed most things.

  1. Complete and pass Mango’s basic obedience class! – DONE!
  2. Bark less. Seriously. – Work in progress 😦
  3. Sign up for Therapy Dogs Sg. – DONE!
  4. 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!
  5. Make more dog friends! Say hi if you see us! – Made more Sheltie friends this year!
  6. Explore more dog friendly places in Singapore! – I guess we did!
  7. Take more photos – Still trying, but not too bad for this year I must say.

Happy 3rd Adoption Day, my little fruit! 😘

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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? πŸ™‚

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