Sunday, 23 March 2014

Furry Friend Tag!

Earlier in the week, the ever delightful Leona tagged me in yet another post! That girl is sending off all the right signals, if you catch my drift. No? Just me? Oh, okay. So, this tag is all about the furry friend in my life, Monty! I've wrote about him here, if you'd like a bit of background info on him...

1. What is his/her name?
Wow, I ruined the surprise to this one quickly! His official name is Prince Montague III, but we just call him Monty. He's pretty down to earth like that.

2. When did you get Monty?
I got him three years ago! March 10th 2011, I think. I had newly found out that I was pregnant, and was feeling all sorts of emotions when a family friend asked me if I would like to adopt a dog as their owners couldn't have him anymore. The maternal instincts in me kicked in, and I said yes. Joe and I had always talked about having a dog - a Neapolitan mastiff called Rufus - so ending up Monty seemed quite natural. Even if he is at least 20 times smaller than the dog we imagined we might have!

Not Monty...
3. What is something Monty does that annoys you?
Sometimes he likes to be a guard dog, so he starts barking at people after they enter the house. I know this is just his way of being helpful and loyal, but I'm in pretty serious shit if a murderer or burglar has already entered the house...

4. What type of breed is Monty?
He's a long-haired miniature Dachshund.

5. Has Monty ever had a near death experience?
Well, before we had him he had doggy cancer but he doesn't have that anymore. He's had the all clear, but I worry about that sometimes.

6. Does Monty know any tricks?
He likes to stand on his back paws and stretch up so he can reach your hand for a stroke if your arms are down by your side, which is quite cute.

7. Does Monty love to snuggle?
Hells yeah! Monty lives to snuggle!

8. Where did you get Monty? 
I've already kind of answered this, but we got him via a friend who knew he was going to a good home. It turns out his previous owners were dicks, but he's living like a king and is much happier now :)

9. Does Monty get along with other dogs?
Monty tolerates other dogs. My mam's dog, Louis is.. erm... rather fond of Monty, let's put it that way, so Monty tends to spend most of his time hiding in low down places that Louis can't reach whenever we go to visit. If we're out on a walk and we see a dog, he always runs to my side or scurries off if they get a bit too zealous for him.

10. Does Monty get along with strangers?
Yeah, after he's barked them into the house.

11. How much does Monty weigh?
6kg, ish. I just had to google if that was good or bad and didn't realise I had used his lbs weight and for a moment there it looked like Monty could possibly be super obese haha! He's not though, woo!

12. Do you ever dress Monty up?
No, I think Joe would kill me if I ever did. I did manage to get him a little bow tie for his collar though :)

13. Has Monty ever tried to run away?
He sure has! When we first moved to Somerset, Monty made a few escapes out the back gate as he can squeeze himself through the bars. It's a carnival town, so the fireworks scared him. I also think this was Monty's way of telling me that we need to move back North asap.

14. How did you come up with Monty's name?
It was already his name, how boring is that? I did want to rename him, but couldn't think of anything decent that begins with M. And he's old, so he was probably used to being called Monty.

15. How much does he/she mean to you on a scale of 1-10?
Aw, he's definitely pretty high on the scale! I love that little fluff ball, and he's got me through some tough times. Sometimes only a cuddle or a knowing look/lick can help!

If you've done this tag, or would like to do this tag, I'd love to see it! 
Make sure you link me up in the comments if you do :) 

Chelsea xo


  1. So Monty's a Carnie hating prince? What a freakin' legend.
    M x

    1. I know, right? He's almost as cool as us! x

  2. Rex is also a little,erm, fond of my sister's dog and she acts in the exact way that Monty does. Rex sees it as a game though... so maybe Monty and Rex would need a few visits to get used to each other (What a shame! More time with you!!) x

    1. I think Monty just likes playing hard to get ;) haha x


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