Baker, my baby/child/pet/dog/best friend is probably the most important thing in my life. I am with him more than anyone else and he has helped my wellbeing so much since we got him almost 4 years ago. He has featured on this blog a fair amount over those 4 years too but hasn't for a little while.
Therefore, I thought it'd be fun to do a little update on him for my own benefit, to look back on, and for anyone who might like to know more about him.
Here are 25 facts about my little man.
1 // He is terrified of spiders, bugs and flies.
2 // Carrots and cucumber are his version of chocolate and crisps to me.
3 // 'Morning hugs' is our almost daily ritual after he gets up in the morning.
4 // Baker is very empathetic and knows if you are in pain, sad, in a bad mood etc.
5 // He cries equal amounts if not more than I do and when we got him we were told there was one of the litter that cries constantly. We got him.
6 // If you have a camera out, he'll sit in front of you until you take his photo.
7 // Along the same lines - he takes direction well and is a great model if I want to take certain photos.
8 // Baker has been attacked by multiple dogs on a few separate occasions and so now is scared of every dog he sees despite having previously loved playing with other dogs.
9 // He knows all his toys by what they are. Eg. If you ask him to fetch Piglet, he'll bring you Piglet.
10 // If one of his toys is broken and you tell him, he gets really sad about it.
11 // When you ask if he's a pirate, he say's 'arrggg'.
12 // He loves to watch movies with me. Especially that have animals in! Horses are one of his faves.
13 // At 8.30pm sharp he tells you that he is ready to go to bed.
14 // Baker sleeps in a cage. It is not cruel or used as a punishment. He will NOT sleep overnight anywhere without being in his cage. It's his den/man cave and is like 2 sizes bigger than he needs.
15 // He has a big collection of his own Disney teddies, blankies and even bowls.
16 // Our jobs are worked around him. Jake works shifts Mon-Fri and I work very early in the morning daily, so he is never alone...though he is still asleep in his bed when I'm at work anyway.
17 // His favorite toy changes weekly when you ask him which is his fave.
18 // Baker loves to swim & we live next to the river and sea, but can't go as often due to so many other dogs.
19 // Due to seasonal allergies, little man has baldy arm pits and sensitive eyelids.
20 // He huffs. Like, a sigh, when he doesn't get what he wants.
21 // Dogs know on average 165 words, but Baker knows around 210 as of just now on a quick count.
22 // 'Trick' wise, he knows how to sit, lay, stay, come, jump, high 5, paw, kiss, roll over, hug, up, down, help, fetch, head down, wait, get it, please, thank you, sorry and probably something else I'm missing.
23 // I don't like when he has bad dreams so I wake him up.
24 // Earlier in the year I fainted in the shower and he roused my by crying and licking my face.
25 // He has SO many nicknames! B-man, Munchkin, Darwin, Charles, Charles Dawin, Charlie, Charlie Bucket, Charlie Chapplin, Baker-B, Little man, Baby man...and so on.
I could go on and on and on about my little guy but I'll stop there as I'm aware I sound like one of those obsessive mothers who post about every movement their child makes on Facebook ;)
As I usually do when I post about Charles, I like to try and have a new photo set to share but we've struggled to get anywhere nice enough without swarms of dogs being everywhere (you'll know why that's an issue if you read the post ;P). I managed these few on a recent walk which I'm not 100% happy with but he's in them so they'll do.
If you have any posts all about your pet/s, pop the link in the comments - I'd love to read :)