I’m a proud Pawparent to 2 furkids, Laurent and Saint. Laurent is a French Bulldog and Saint’s a Pocket Beagle. I didn’t know that Pocket Beagle’s existed until I did a search. They’re basically Beagles but a miniature version of the breed. I got Laurent in December 2017, just a few days before X’mas. I remember feeling both worried to leave her at home for more than 4hrs on her first day at her new home but I’ve gotten tickets to watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi in TGV Indulge a week before bringing her home so I went for the movie and rushed home right after the movie.
Laurent’s birthday is on the 25th of September 2017 and she has 4 siblings. I know the other 2 which are Piger and Brownie her brothers. I’m not sure who got her sister though. I keep in touch with her siblings’ owners and we chat from time to time and meet up too. Laurent is definitely the runt of her litter. She only weights 7.3kgs at 3yrs old which is fairly small for a full grown adult French Bulldog as they normally weight about 11-13kgs. I’m actually very happy that she’s petite because if she was any heavier, I would struggle in carrying her to go out. Btw, she’s very obedient as well.
Saint is also a very smart cookie. She’s now 2+ yrs old. Her birthday is on the 1st of April 2018. That makes her 6+ months younger than Laurent. They get along from time to time but because they’re both Alphas’, they tend to butt heads from time to time. Saint used to be very small compared to Laurent but now that they’re both adults, they’re about the same height. The basically fight over toys. But, when they go out, Laurent is super protective over her lil sister, Saint.
Saint has always been very verbal since day 1. She would howl, whine and bark. But, she’s super precious and picks up things from Laurent. So, whatever Laurent does, she will follow.
Saint actually came home when she was 8 weeks old and she was the most adorable thing ever. She was only slightly bigger than your hand/palm.
So, what have 3 years taught me about having furkids? You have to be extremely patient with them and you’ll never go a day without feeling that you’re their whole world. They love you unconditionally with their everything. You need to be ready with the moolah (cash) because their food, vet visits when sick and yearly check ups + vaccinations and having breeds that destroy things, ie, their beds and other things require lots of money and cheap toys will vanish within minutes. I’ve had Shih Tzu’s previously and their toys appears pristine from day 1 till the day they cross the rainbow bridge. Btw, saying goodbye to a furkid is the most difficult thing I ever had to do. Break ups are way easier to be honest. With a Frenchie & Beagle, expect to throw away toys and beds every few months. I’ve bought them more than 10 beds over the span of the last 3 years and countless toys.
I’ve used so many different pee pads for the furkids but I still feel the best is from Pet Best Charcoal Lemon Pee Pads. I get them in Size M to fit the pee tray. It keeps the ammonia smell to a minimal but I do change and wash their pee trays every day atleast once. If you have furkids and use pee pads, this is definitely the pee pad to get as it’s thick, super absorbent and keys the smell at bay.