Monthly Memories – August

Monthly Memories – August

… So I know I’ve only posted once this month, but I’m hoping to start back up in September. And I still wanted to post my monthly memories as I love being able to look back at these posts.

I hadn’t thought I’d had a good month, and whilst a lot of it has been stressful, by putting this post together I’ve been able to acknowledge the good parts too, which is another reason I love writing these posts. 

At the very beginning of the month I went and bought myself a load of plants – which I’ve kept alive for the whole month so I’m feeling pretty proud. Actually, why am I proud about keeping some plants alive for a month but I’ve managed to keep a dog alive for over 6 years?? People say you should get a plant before getting a pet to see if you’re up to the job, but I’m more likely to kill a plant.

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Yesterday I told you how I went to a garden centre and exhibited great self restraint by only coming away with 10 living plants when I had intended to only buy a couple of fake ones. 🤔 That's by the by though, the most important part of the trip was that dogs were allowed to come along, as long as they are in a trolley…! 😍 *cue incredibly cute photos*… • #dogsofinstagram #dogsinframe #miniatureschnauzersofinstagram #chihuahuasofinstagram #blackandsilverschnauzer #bluemerlechihuahua #littledogs #cutedogs #adopteddog #cutechihuahua #teddybeardog #furbabies #thecutestthing #makemoments #makeyousmile #livethelittlethings #everysquareastory #crazydogmum #petagram #gardencentre #gordonriggs #smallbeauties #selfcontrolatitsfinest #enjoythelittlethings #mybabiesarecuterthanyours #bloggergetssocial #theeverydaygirl #manchesterblogger #ukblogger #discoverunder1k

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On the second weekend of the month I went on a little staycation to Blackpool Marton Mere caravan site which was.. eventful. If you follow me over on Instagram then you’ve possibly read what happened, if not I’ll include the posts here so you can catch up.

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Storytime: (1/4) You know when people say "I need a holiday to recover from my holiday!".. Well that has never been truer for me than this past weekend. – So last week Mia got ill, she started being sick and was just overall very low in mood. I booked her into the vets but then she got better, so I cancelled it. Which to anyone who has animals and isn't wealthy will understand that you don't want to be having to pay around £100 if you're dog is already on the mend. – Anyways, Friday comes and I'm heading over to Blackpool for a caravan vacay with my Sister, my niece and nephew and both dogs but Mia has gone downhill again, so early Friday morning, with my suitcase still unpacked (which I never do!) I headed over to the vets. They diagnosed her as having a bug, which a lot of dogs in my area were apparently getting and wrote me up three prescriptions and sent me on my way. – And for a couple of hours I was calm again; Mia was going to be okay, I had medication to give her and we'd drove the hour over to Blackpool without incident. • #lifeofadogmum #daytodaylife #chihuahualover #chihuahua #dogsofinstagram #bluemerlechihuahua #chihuahuasofinstagram #furbabies #doglovers #bloggersgetsocial #travelbuddies #petagram #theeverydaygirl #outinnature #everysquareastory #photooftheday #thehappynow #enjoythelittlethings #makemoments #livethelittlethings #stayandwander #thesimpleeveryday #flashesofdelight #manchesterblogger #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #thebloggercrowd

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Storytime: (2/4) Then that night Oscar started being sick! I'm assuming Mia thought sharing was caring and decided to infect him too. So after a sleepless night of watching Oscar (who almost died from hemorrhagic gastroenteritis a few years ago, hence my complete terror at him being ill whilst we were away, meaning I don't know the area or where the 24hour emergency vets are located) I found a vets and went there in the morning. They confirmed my suspicions that it was most likely he had caught whatever Mia had but because he's more sensitive to a bug getting worse for him they gave him an injection, more prescriptions and sent me on my way again. – The rest of the holiday was pretty anxiety filled. I didn't want to be out in the heat with them (one of the days was amazing weather when typically I'd have preferred it to be overcast and cooler), I didn't want to be making to trudge around, I basically wanted to sit in the caravan and let them rest. • #lifeofadogmum #daytodaylife #schnauzers #dogsofinstagram #miniatureschnauzersofinstagram #blackandsilverschnauzer #furbabies #doglovers #bloggersgetsocial #travelbuddies #petagram #theeverydaygirl #outinnature #everysquareastory #photooftheday #thehappynow #enjoythelittlethings #makemoments #livethelittlethings #stayandwander #thesimpleeveryday #flashesofdelight #manchesterblogger #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #thebloggercrowd

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Storytime: (3/4) But within all that stress and terror (and I'm not being over dramatic here, I was stressed and terrified) there was a moment of peace. A moment where both dogs were dosed up on medicine, where nothing was coming out of either ends (sorry, but it's the truth), a moment were the heat had cooled and we just sat outside the caravan watching the world go by. – Both dogs are now doing better, still not a 100% but getting there. A quick thanks to @the_newman_family and @ayrgalaxyblog for listening to my semi frantic fear on Instagram chat.. one good thing about them living in America is that when I was alone and scared in the early hours of the morning they were awake and could chat. Also thanks to my Mum for taking many fear based ranty calls and an apology to my Sister for having to be there throughout it… and just for having to be my Sister 🙄 • #lifeofadogmum #daytodaylife #watchingtheworldgoby #quietplace #withmybabies #familypicture #dogsofinstagram #miniatureschnauzersofinstagram #chihuahuasofinstagram #furbabies #doglovers #bloggersgetsocial #travelbuddies #petagram #theeverydaygirl #outinnature #everysquareastory #photooftheday #thehappynow #enjoythelittlethings #makemoments #livethelittlethings #stayandwander #thesimpleeveryday #flashesofdelight #manchesterblogger #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k #thebloggercrowd

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Storytime: (4/4) When I did get home I was so tired from a weekend of not sleeping that after doing some bits around the house I decided it best to lie down (before I fall down) for a couple of minutes. So I lay on the floor.. and woke up 5 hours later, this is how my Mum found me at one point during those 5 hours. Top tip: don't do this. I couldn't move when I did wake up. – Tag a dog mummy or daddy who understand the gut level fear you have when one of your furbabies are ill. • #lifeofadogmum #daytodaylife #sleepyhead #exhausteddogmom #quietplace #sleepingonthefloor #allineedissleep #relaxathome #comfortlevelzero #dogsofinstagram #miniatureschnauzersofinstagram #chihuahuasofinstagram #furbabies #doglovers #bloggersgetsocial #travelbuddies #petagram #theeverydaygirl #everysquareastory #photooftheday #thehappynow #enjoythelittlethings #makemoments #livethelittlethings #thesimpleeveryday #flashesofdelight #manchesterblogger #ukblogger #discoverunder1k #discoverunder5k

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So that was a fun few days of constant stress and anxiety. They are both doing fine now (although Oscar now has a sore on his foot… – maybe I’m not doing so well at keeping pets alive?!).

Otherwise here are some photos from the weekend.


Max killing it as a model.

How fun do these look? So fun that the next day me and Becky went on them too!


After the vets visit we headed over to St Anne’s beach in a hopes of seeing some of the Blackpool Air Show. However, the weather was so beautiful and in turn hot, with no shade that I began getting very anxious about having the dogs out in the heat, especially when they were both feeling so unwell. I bought a beach umbrella and they had constant access to water but I don’t think I even lasted 20 minutes before I had to go back to the caravan. Becky stayed with the kids for a while longer but it ended up being that we saw more of the planes from the caravan site than she did on the beach.

Back at the caravan I tried to block the door so Oscar and Mia couldn’t get out but some fresh air could get in. I honestly don’t know why I thought it would work, within seconds Oscar had jumped up and was looking back over his shoulder sassily at me.

Poorly baby 😞


On our final fun day we headed over to Freeport Outlet Market in Fleetwood. I think this was one of my favourite days as the weather was much cooler and we just had a nice sit down at a cafe where I didn’t have to stress too much about Oscar and Mia as they just lay on the sofas beside me watching the world go by… – and glaring at seagulls.

Later in the evening we went for a little walk and again laid on the grass and relaxed. It was nice within the tension to just take a breath.

The next weekend my Auntie dropped off her dog for us to watch for a week whilst she was on holiday. Now don’t get me wrong, she’s a cutie. But her and Mia fought all week so they had to be kept separate, and with her being a Collie she required a lot of physical and mental attention. We were able to take her up some of my Auntie’s friends during the day where there were plenty of people working and able to play with her and tire her out. But she still never turned off, so whilst I already knew I’d never personally be able to own a Collie, it just reinforced how much work and time you have to put into a breed like that. 

Here are a few photos of my week with Willow.

Look at Mia being a naughty rebel and sleeping in Willow’s cage. *Living The Life Of A Troublemaker*

I mentioned earlier that Oscar has a sore on his paw, I believe it is a nettle sting that he has really agitated by none stop licking. So now we have more cream and antibiotics! And he has to wear his cone of shame.

Where is my coffee?!

Did those pictures of Mia make you yawn? Every single time I look at them they get me. Although even saying the word yawn makes me yawn — I legitimately just yawned writing that!

How was your August? What has been your favourite memory looking back on the month? And what are you looking forward to in September?


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  1. September 6, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Nothing like a sickness bug to make everything 10x more stressful than it needs to be! glad they are feeling better xxx

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2018 / 10:48 pm

      Yep 🙄 they sure know how to get my adrenaline running 🤨 xxx

  2. September 4, 2018 / 1:12 am

    Oh I can only imagine the terror you felt while your dogs were sick. I’m glad they’re all better now & hopefully Oscar’s paw will be soon, too. ♡

    Always love reading your monthly recaps & seeing all the cute photos!!

    • Sarah
      September 5, 2018 / 1:05 am

      It was awful. He almost died once so that’s the worst experience I’ve had but this comes second, it was just a lot of stress being away from home with two ill dogs that were vomiting! And I hope so too, it’s still not great at the minute 🙁
      Thank you very much 🙂

    • Sarah
      September 6, 2018 / 12:21 am

      It’s stressful as hell, one of the downfalls of loving them I guess 🙄 And I hope so too, it’s still not great at the minute 😔
      And thank you! I’m so glad you like them as I’m always a bit worried only I find it interesting because it’s my memories lol.

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