My Week Puppy Sitting A Springer Spaniel

Springer Spaniel

It may seem that I have been quiet on the blogging front on Sim’s Life this week, but I can assure you it has been anything but quiet!

A break away from the normal routine has meant that I have actually been puppy sitting this week, alongside typing away at my laptop and it has been totally full on! My own dog Honey, who you will have seen on the blog and Instagram before is an old timer now, so sleeps most of the day… Oh Wow, how I had forgotten what it’s like to look after a puppy!

My Week Puppy Sitting A Springer Spaniel

My companions this week have been a super cute 9 week old Springer Spaniel and his 5 year old big brother – they don’t answer back and have let me get on with my work for the most part, but blimey is the puppy jumpy! Springer Spaniel’s are renowned for being highly energetic dogs and I have to admit to enjoying the peace and quiet when the youngster is asleep and the chance to get an unaccompanied bathroom visit! I am pretty sure at times if the older dog could roll his eyes he probably would!

Puppy Sitting

It’s amazing to see them both developing with each other and as an older dog, I can imagine it’s hard to share what has been your own territory for so long with a puppy who is very jumpy and likes to bite!

I may not have been able to fully concentrate on writing my usual meaningful, well thought out posts, however it does mean I have been able to take a step back and work on the back end maintenance. Checking backlinks that may have expired is time consuming, as is going through images, adding alt text, catching up with emails and sprucing up older posts. I am a total glutton for punishment with several sites, including Manchester Mummy which needs some TLC at the moment to look after. Although I have found a renewed vigour for Travel Guide Blog this week and have included some new content and spent time commenting, something which always evades me.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my working week so far, it has been much more productive than I imagined and I’ve managed to squeeze in puppy cuddles! There are times when I really love my job and this is definitely one of those times! 🙂

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Zena January 10, 2018 at 1:25 pm

They are in good hands! xx

S1m January 10, 2018 at 1:33 pm

I am trying! All quiet on the Western front for the moment 🙂 xx

Jenni January 11, 2018 at 10:14 pm

Oh my goodness, they are adorable!! I really want a dog and seeing these photos had made me want one even more. My grandparents used to have two springers when I was little and they were the most adorable, friendly ladies ever! Sophie and Flora they were called.

S1m January 12, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Awwww go for it! The puppy stage is awesome but tiring – he did not stop bouncing, I am totally not used to it as my dog is a proper lap dog! They are wonderful dogs and such beautiful names your grandparents chose for theirs xxx

Steph Curtis January 11, 2018 at 11:03 pm

Awwwww. Love. I’m well jell! I would soooo love one of these puppies. But yes, I imagine it’s much harder work than our cat 😀

S1m January 12, 2018 at 12:11 pm

I want one too…:/ He is so adorable and then you look at his big brother and realise they do not stay small forever! Awww he wanted lots of cuddles and loved play time, missing the little monkey today! 🙂 xx

Tracey Bowden January 12, 2018 at 9:22 am

They look so cute! Sounds like you have had a pretty busy week though #pocolo

S1m January 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm

It has been absolutely manic but I have loved every minute of it 🙂 xx

HodgePodgeDays January 12, 2018 at 9:56 am

Our dog (she’s 15 months now) is a sprocker – so she is part springer. She is the most energetic bonkers dog I’ve ever known. She takes so much walking and she’s so bouncy. Well done for managing a week without collapsing from puppy ownership!

S1m January 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

I bet she is absolutely adorable 🙂 They have oodles of energy, I have no idea where they get it from! Alas, not mine, my old timer is currently snoring on the sofa next to me and that’s the way I like it 😉 xx

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures January 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Both are beautiful! Puppies can be so rambunctious! Did any of your belongings become chew toys? -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures


S1m January 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Alas, I kept everything I needed on the table so the only thing that was really chewed was my hand! 🙂 Super easy to forget what puppy life is like and expect when I see him later this week he will be even bigger!

Kim Carberry January 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

Aww! How adorable! It sounds like a really fun week! #PoCoLo

S1m January 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm

It was an awesome and seriously productive week, it surprised me but the puppy cuddles were the best part of the week 🙂 xx

Louisa January 12, 2018 at 3:11 pm

What beautiful dogs! I remember our puppy days with horror, I think they are much harder work that newborns in many ways but looking at the huge lump asleep on my feet I know they are worth it. Has puppy sitting made you want one? #pocolo

S1m January 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm

That is exactly what I said when my now 11 year old dog was a puppy – she was my shadow and even had to sleep near my head when she was a puppy otherwise she would whimper constantly, now she just sleeps constantly 🙂 They are definitely worth it and I would love another dog in time xx

Carol Cameleon January 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm

Ahhhh I read this with much interest having taken on a springer/lab pup a couple of weeks before Christmas. At the time of commenting she’s coming up to 4 months old, is totally adorable, has won all of our hearts and like you say, boy is she full on! She goes from fast asleep to having a ‘mad half hour’ as we call them! #pocolo

S1m January 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Awwww Carol that is so cute 🙂 show me pics!! I’ve been lucky to watch the older dog grow up and he has always been as mad as a hatter and super strong, but watching him with the puppy is amazing. He is very protective and has matured literally overnight. It’s amazing how their instincts just kick in! You enjoy the rest when you can xx

MH January 16, 2018 at 9:57 am

awwwwwwwwwwwwww I love springer spaniels! My mum had two about ten years ago whilst I was at uni and unfortunately couldnt look after them as she was rather unwell and frequently in hospital and with my stepdad working long hours, me at uni and my little brother only being eight, it wasnt fair to them. I think about them both so much as I had told my mum at the time that had I had a secure home I’d have taken them on as they were just the dopiest, silliest little things!
Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you back next week!

S1m January 16, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Awwww they are the daftest dogs but so mighty and strong – even the older dog can pull me over! I am so sorry to ear about your mum and the fact she couldn’t look after the dogs at the time. I can recommend Cavalier King Charles spaniels, though I am totally biased… mine is currently snoring away 🙂 xx

Suzy January 16, 2018 at 10:16 am

They look very cute. Sounds like you’ve had a full on week #TriumphantTales

S1m January 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

They were fabulous and it’s crazy how much he has already grown in a week, want them to stay puppy-like forever! 🙂 xx

Stephanie January 26, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Ah, bless them – it’s funny how you forget isn’t it? Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo


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