I had braced myself for it to be somewhat of an upheaval as most people kept telling us we were mad to be adding a puppy to the mix just when we were reclaiming some kind of freedom. He has been such a great addition to the family; we feel like we have always had him and he's settled in brilliantly. It turns out after three children a dog is pretty straight forward! The girls are really enjoying playing with him and we're all benefitting from getting out every day for a walk and some fresh air.
Inevitably puppies come with a certain amount of stuff and need a space of their own in the family home, with this in mind we put aside a corner of the kitchen for Tiffin. The girls know that when he takes himself off to his bed that he needs some quiet time and we also have a place to keep all his bits and bobs such as food easily to hand. Given that these items were going to be on display in the kitchen I wanted them to fit in with our rustic country kitchen. My first port of call as always for stylish neutral homeware was Garden Trading who have a really lovely range for pets and kindly sent the items featured below.
They hold plenty of food and are easy to clean, they are also available in a larger size too. The small bowl will be perfect for Tiffin even when he grows which is great, he seems to like them and patiently awaits dinner time!
We store his food in a medium Pet Bin in chalk (7kg) which also comes in a small (3.5kg) and large (15kg) capacities. It comes with a handy scoop and a gorgeous leather handle. It keeps Tiffin's food out of sight but easily accessible for mealtimes. You could also store pet toys and accessories such as leads and grooming items in it instead.
We paired it with a little Treat Tin to keep treats in for training or a little snack in-between meals which the girls (who have really enjoyed teaching Tiffin all kinds of tricks!) can reach and open. I'm really pleased how both tins effortlessly fit with our existing kitchen decor and colour scheme and love the leather handle detail.
I'm going to fully embrace making this little corner of the kitchen 'Tiffin's corner. I'd like to add a Hambledon peg rail to the wall for his lead and am on the look out for a suitable print for the wall. I hope our little pup feels nice and welcome in our home, because we really can't remember life without him and he is already so very loved.
*This is a collaborative post, we were kindly gifted the items mentioned
from Garden Trading Company.
thoughts and opinions are my own.*
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