A New Arrival

Less than 48 hours ago, Josh and I went to “see” a few little bundles of fluff who were local and needed a new home. If you’ve seen my twitter since then you’ll already know we bought one home. I’ve had a couple of questions already, so I thought I’d put together some answers and just generally apologise in advance if I disappear on social media whilst settling ma gurl in ๐Ÿ˜‰

We had always planned on getting a male pup, so when faced with a pack of girls, we were a little short on names. Naturally I trawled through my mental library of disney girl names and pulled Nala out of the hat. It was the one name that fitted without being too “human” or too silly.

Nala is a Pomchi, her mum is a lilac Chihuahua and her dad is a chocolate Pomeranian. She’s nowhere near as fluffy as a pomeranian pup, so we think she’ll end up looking like a fluffy Chihuahua – full sized, no teacup pup here.

We saw Nala along with her mum, sister and half sisters and chose her for a few reasons. She wasn’t too needy, wanting to cuddle the second we sat down, and she wasn’t too crazy either. Just happy to do her own thing, but equally as happy to be held or play. She’s incredibly quiet at the moment and a little timid, but i’m sure this is something she’ll grow out of very fast.

Her first night in her new home was okay, she only ended up crying for 40 minutes in one stint during the night, although we suspect the next few will be a totally different story – luckily our neighbour swore she didn’t hear a thing! At the time of writing this we also managed to have her do her business outdoors for the first time (a high five totally happened between Josh and I). She also has her first vet appointment today for a health check, vaccinations (let’s get her out and walking about asap) and micro chipping.

It’s all happened very fast and I may have had a mini “ahhh, change!” moment yesterday, but a quick cuddle with her soon perked me up and I do love her so much already. She has a lovely temperament and I don’t think we would have taken any pup from that litter except her.


  1. ella grace
    23 Jul 2014 / 6:41 am

    Nala is a perfect name for that cute bundle of fluff. Xx

  2. Sarah McDonald
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:15 am

    Nala is a gorgeous name. Congratulations, how exciting !

  3. Charli Marie
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:17 am

    She's so gorgeous! and such a sweet name ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Summer Hanif
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:17 am

    He's so adorable can't wait to see more photos!


  5. Felicity // Pursuit of Felicity
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:17 am

    Congratulations! Nala is gorgeous. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I had an 'ahh change!' moment when I first brought our mini dachshund, Ellie, home as well. By moment I mean that I was incredibly emotional for 2-3 days (probably half due to sleep deprivation) and cried constantly. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Best of luck with the new addition!

    Felicity xx

  6. Maddy
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:22 am

    Nala is so gorgeous, and congratulations! xx
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  7. Mimmi
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:29 am

    She looks so cute! Love the name you picked. Congratulations and good luck in the future!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  8. โ™ฅangelinnocentโ™ฅ
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:34 am

    Gorj bundle of chocolatey goodness!

  9. Cristy
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:49 am

    aww my sisters dog is called nala, i love itttt!!! xxx


  10. Katherine Penney
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:00 am

    Aww she is so cute! My dog is called Kiara from the Lion King and her mum is called Nala! xx

  11. nueyork
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:17 am

    She is adorable and so, so tiny! My cat when I was younger was called Nala, so amazing name choice! I can't wait to see more of her on your blog.


  12. Josie
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:30 am

    Wow she is so beautiful and so cuuuute!!! I miss my dogs so much – they are just such great companions, wish I could work from home so that I could have one in London too! Will you come home in your lunch times to let her out?

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  13. Celine Vine
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:31 am

    Oohh sooo cute! She looks lovely! She really reminds me of the time my dog was a puppy! Enjoy her puppy time bc before you know it she'll be all fully grown ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Natalie MacDonald โ™ฅ
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:33 am

    she is SO cute omg, she looks like a baby bear! Can't wait to see more of her! xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea โ™ฅ

  15. Brittany Seel
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:48 am

    She's such a gorgeous colour! I've never heard of that cross before so I'd love to see what she looks like as she gets older ๐Ÿ™‚
    Bea x
    As Seen By Bea

  16. Alana Wise
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:57 am

    Aww she's gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pup photos..

    Alana x | www.alanawise.com

  17. Lisa
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:21 am

    Ahhh that's so exciting!!! Nala is very cute!

    A Tigerโ€™s Life

  18. Samantha Marriott
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:31 am

    Same name as my oldest dog! Her colouring is beautiful!

    Sam xo sjmcdf

  19. Emily Jane
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:34 am

    What a lovely puppy! -It makes me want another one !!


  20. Victoria
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:51 am

    She is so cute, we got a dog a couple of weeks ago ๐Ÿ™‚


  21. Beccy
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:55 am

    She is adorable! Have fun with your new arrival ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

  22. Megan
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:07 am

    Such a cute dog. xx

  23. The Brit in Aus
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:20 am

    Oh gosh, she is beautiful. So envious!

    Zoe xx

  24. Upon December
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:22 am

    Aw, so cute!
    Nala is definitely a good name!

  25. Claire
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:38 am

    Awww so cute ๐Ÿ˜‰

  26. Brodie Curnow
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:58 am

    She's so cute and little! Aww, pups. All the best, those puppies are a wild roller coaster of love (and frustration, haha, bless).

    Brodie Jay

  27. Pam's Stuff and Things
    23 Jul 2014 / 11:13 am

    How cute is she???


  28. Emily Allen
    23 Jul 2014 / 11:29 am

    Nala is adorable, congrats Suzie! xx


  29. Holl JC
    23 Jul 2014 / 12:44 pm

    Aww, she is just adorable, and Nala is such a perfect name too x


  30. Chrystin Gloria
    23 Jul 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Congratulations on the new addition to your family! She seems so sweet! You're gonna have so much fun with her–and I swear she will change your life too!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx

  31. Mads M
    23 Jul 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Your pup is adorable ! Can't wait to hear more about her on the blog in the future !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  32. Thy Nguyen
    23 Jul 2014 / 1:25 pm

    awh she's so adorable! x

    Ivory June

  33. Kate Wilson
    23 Jul 2014 / 1:58 pm

    ahhh, so cute x

  34. Plearn Nataricha
    23 Jul 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I like that name "Nala". Your pup is so adorable <3

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

  35. Vanessa Buttino
    23 Jul 2014 / 2:17 pm

    What beautiful colouring on her! She's absolutely precious – congratulations!

  36. Liesa
    23 Jul 2014 / 2:51 pm

    What a cutie! I'm so happy for you guys! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  37. cheyenne
    23 Jul 2014 / 4:07 pm

    aww, cute! yay for puppies ๐Ÿ™‚
    xo, cheyenne

  38. Marissa Jamie
    23 Jul 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Nala is SO cute! I named my Shetland Sheepdog "Disney" because I couldn't decide on which disney character to name her after. :')
    Marissa Jamie : Faithfully, Marissa โ™ก

  39. Sarah Jaihe Lee
    23 Jul 2014 / 5:17 pm

    Nala is a beautiful name and she is such a cute puppy!


  40. Gyudy B.
    23 Jul 2014 / 5:18 pm

    She is so beautiful!!!


  41. Townhouse Palette
    23 Jul 2014 / 5:25 pm

    Nala is so cute ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette โ™ฅ

  42. Karen Szilli
    23 Jul 2014 / 6:37 pm


  43. Lou Barker
    23 Jul 2014 / 6:57 pm

    Oh my god isn't she just adorable! So so lucky!
    Lou Barker xo

  44. Kirsteaparty
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:54 pm

    Aw Nala is gorgeous!

  45. Megan Roisin
    23 Jul 2014 / 7:58 pm

    She's gorgeous! I love small fluffy dogs
    Megan x

  46. Lys ModestMix
    23 Jul 2014 / 8:44 pm

    She's so cute! Love the name Nala

  47. Morgan Hart
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Oh my goodness she is so adorable! I love the name Nala ๐Ÿ™‚

    Morgan // www.blushingwit.com

  48. Chloe Borderick
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:05 pm

    How cute, love the name too! Looking forward to seeing more photos! x


  49. Laura .D
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:33 pm

    Aww She is sooo beautiful !! ๐Ÿ™‚

  50. Laura
    23 Jul 2014 / 9:52 pm

    Ahhhh SO CUTE!


  51. Cherie Tang
    23 Jul 2014 / 10:47 pm

    Aw so adorable! Take good care of her! โ˜บ I have a dog who is 11 this year! The memories are so precious โค๐Ÿ’ž

  52. SophiaCharles
    23 Jul 2014 / 11:07 pm

    Nala is cutie! I've wanted a puppy since I was 6 and I haven't got one yet.. Did you vlog when you were picking her up? I'm so excited to see more post about her!


  53. Amy Liddell
    23 Jul 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Omg she is GORGEOUS!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  54. Sara Fleming
    24 Jul 2014 / 12:55 am

    So so so cute!


  55. Alex Johnson
    24 Jul 2014 / 1:28 am

    I totally went to a shelter just to look at puppies and ended up bringing home my little 8 week puppy, Harley. Took her a week to finally bark and become fully playful. NOW, she's a bundle of energy and always cuddling by my side once she's tired. They get big so quickly! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, my girl was originally named Nala before I changed it. Such a cute name!

  56. Molly Walsh
    24 Jul 2014 / 3:42 am

    She's so precious! Such a lovely post, soooo cute and so happy you connect well with her!


  57. Lisa Robb
    24 Jul 2014 / 6:44 am

    Too Cute
    L x

  58. Hope Butler
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:22 am

    Words can not describe how cute she is! H xx


  59. Glam O'Clock
    24 Jul 2014 / 10:50 am

    She. is. SO. Cute! Xo, Alexandra
    Glam Oโ€™Clock | Beauty Blog

  60. Adam Kammin
    25 Jul 2014 / 1:38 am

    Ahh I can not wait to see her in person!

    Adam Inflight

  61. Daniella C
    25 Jul 2014 / 3:06 am


  62. Cassandra Myee
    25 Jul 2014 / 7:15 am

    Omg Nala is beautiful!! Can't wait to see more photos!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog – International Giveaway

  63. Katie Carlin
    27 Jul 2014 / 10:26 am

    Love the name! My rabbits are named Simba and Nala!xx

  64. Maddie Pluples
    29 Jul 2014 / 8:04 am

    Such a cute little dog:') Kind of reminds me of my dog, who's 3 and 1/2 now, when she was a puppy!


  65. Madeline Rose
    29 Jul 2014 / 8:02 pm

    How adorable! I wish I could get a puppy, but we are not allowed to have them at college.

    Madeline | Ring-a-Round a Rosey | Bloglovinโ€™

  66. Nancy Wilde
    31 Jul 2014 / 7:17 pm

    awwww *squeal* so prettyyyy!!!

  67. Sybil Mae
    01 Aug 2014 / 3:16 pm

    She's so cute! Nala is such a lovely name as well ๐Ÿ˜€


  68. Kate A
    03 Aug 2014 / 6:56 am

    She is too cuteee!!
    Gold Dust


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