Rey’s first bday photo shoot

The weather changed drastically this afternoon and, it being Rey’s very first birthday, we thought we’d take him out in the sun together ๐Ÿ™‚

I had the time of my life, we all honestly enjoyed it so much and I’ve never seen Raiden so happy – have you?!

Look at that smile and those sparkling eyes!

He was a star off lead, as ever, and I took my good camera so I’d really have some nice memories of his first birthday to look back on ๐Ÿ™‚

He was sooo funny on this rock; I got him up no problem, then I asked him to sit and he rushed to my feet and sat in front of me hahaha

Raiden very rarely runs ahead, normally he lags behind, sprints to catch up, then lags again. This makes it very easy to get photos of him running to you ๐Ÿ˜‰

At one point we had a rest on ‘Slug Hill’ and did some stripping with him (I’ve been berating my partner for how fuzzy Rey is – gotta look your best on your birthday!!)

These are some of my favourite photos of my partner with his heart dog โค


Also for his first birthday, Raiden learned how to fly XD




Weird growing plant in this field…

I can’t believe he is a year old.

For just one year, he has matured beautifully. I can’t describe how calm he is 95% of the time, and how well he bounces back from things, and accepts things.

Raiden is the unluckiest dog I know.

His puppyhood was ruined as we struggled with Zoey, and he was somewhat overshadowed. Then again for the past month, he has been overlooked as we have yet again struggled with a dog that hates being left.

Despite a serious lack of training and even socialisation as a youngster, Raiden has thrived.

He is happy. Heย is *so* happy, heย oozes happiness. He is lively and alert and fun-loving, and he is so affectionate. Before every walk, because I haven’t walked him much at all this past month, all he cares about before setting out for fun is smothering me with love โค

His recall is amazing. He knows 20 cues despite the missed time. He was housetrained from 11 weeks old, and he is simply amazing in his crate. He walks beautifully on lead 98% of the time.

He’s great with his stripping, although paw handling is still hard for him to sit still through, and we haven’t had time to work on it much at all of late.

He gets over-excited around dogs (to a huge degree), but he’s getting much much better at being quietly able to watch even with dogs just 12ft away, almost everyย time.

Raiden isย amazing.

I adore my little fuzzy monkey, and my partner even goes so far as to say Rey is his heart dog – something he thought would never happen, he’s never believed in ‘heart dogs’.

Happy birthday beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

Very quickly as this is Rey’s day – Nyx was atrocious in her crate again when left, but continues to do well when the door is open. We phoned a local rescue and are meeting their trainer tomorrow for an assessment, and they have said they will help home her if needed.



9 thoughts on “Rey’s first bday photo shoot

  1. Even though you may not have been able to spend as much time with him as you would have liked, it is very clear that Rey knows that he is loved ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous pictures!

  2. This is so adorable, Rey looks like he had a blast! How lovely that Rey is your partners heart dog ๐Ÿ™‚ Rey is a super wee dog that you’s have put so much time and love and effort into even with your difficult circumstances, he is a total credit to yous ๐Ÿ˜€

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