Meet the puppy!



S A Y   H E L L O ,   E L S I E !

We picked this handful of cuteness up on Sunday, and have been pretty busy on puppy-watch ever since! But I thought, since the lady herself is currently napping on my feet, it was probably about time I seized this moment of quiet, and introduced her properly here to you all!

So, meet Elsie! The newest, sweetest, and most mischievous member of the Chappel household!

She’s an 8 week old springer spaniel puppy, and so far is behaving pretty beautifully, on the whole. For those who’ve been asking, Teddy is a working cocker spaniel, which is a slightly different type of spaniel to Elsie- the two are very similar though, and we’ve been assured that if we can train a stubborn cocker we’ll be able to handle a springer!

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I think having Elsie’s crate right next to Teddy’s bed and her being close to him whilst she sleeps is helping ease her separation anxiety, because we barely heard a peep from her the first night!

We’d been bracing ourselves for a repeat of 8 week old Teddy’s howling, (it was ear splitting!!) but touch wood- we’re lucking out so far!

And speaking of Teddy, he’s been *so* good with Elsie!

True, he was pretty furious with both Jason and I for bringing her into ‘his’ house that first afternoon, but since then has been getting better and better at being brotherly to that naughty pup who keeps bouncing around him, and *even* tolerated her sleeping almost nose to nose with him last night! It was the sweetest thing!

Though you should’ve seen the looks he gave her when he first spotted her playing with his cuddly sheep toy…


We’re working on her not using our hands/feed/slippers/clothing as a place for teething (not *too* dreadful, but still a little nibbly…), and having to fend off her attempts to scale the sofa every 5 minutes (LOTS of time outs happening over here!), but aside from that, she’s just a total dream!

We’re totally smitten.

So, now you’re fully acquainted with our new littlest love!

We’re so excited to watch her grow, and to start taking her out on walks as a foursome…but right now we’re happy to soak up as much of her milky puppy smell as we can.

More puppy snapshots on Snapchat, if you’d like to find me over there! I’m ‘ciderwithrosieb’…


Did you all have fabulous Christmasses? :) It feels as if I’ve been away from the internet for days! It’s not been long at all, I suppose, but Christmas always make the days and time kind of warp, doesn’t it?

I hope you’re all happy, content, and very well-fed! :) Do you have exciting NYE plans? I bet yours are more exciting than the puppy snuggle-fest we have planned! Though it’ll be pretty special in its own right…

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  • Mimmi

    Oh my goodness, she is adorable! She seems like a real sweetheart. And I love her name – so cute and original!

    Mimmi xx

    Muted Mornings

  • Fruzs

    So happy for the four of you Rosie! What a cutie Elsie is! Why did you choose this name? :)
    Glad Teddy is taking well his new role of big bro! I cannot wait for a vlog with the two of them in the forest running around chasing their tails! Happy holidays and Happy New Year to you! I don’t read blogs much lately but yours is definitely the one I have to read on a daily basis (and you know how much I love your vlogs too). So lets see what 2016 holds for us. Sending you kisses an drugs from Hungary! Thank you for being a friend!

  • Amy Elizabeth

    Oh, what a sweetheart! I am so full of puppy broodiness (pr-oodiness?!) at the moment – we were lucky enough to spend Christmas surrounded by the puppies of our friends and family so I’ve been dreaming of getting a little dog of my own ever since.

  • Sarah

    Oh she is adorable! I’m looking forward to see more photos of her and Teddy :)

  • Champagne In A Teacup

    That is ridiculously cute xx

  • rosie alittlelusciousness

    OHMYGOD!!!! She’s is adorable! :)
    Rosie xx

  • Deimante Baurinaite

    Aww she is the cutest little doggie!! We got our kitten last year and it was the best Christmas present to ourselves ever :)
    Deimante x

  • Jennifer

    She is absolutely beautiful! I hope she brings you lots of happiness… and I’d say puppy snuggles are the best way to bring in the New Year!
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

  • Jessie Lewis

    Ohhhhh my goodness I can’t even deal! She is so cute and tiny! Spaniels are the cutest dogs and I’m glad to hear she’s getting on well with Teddy! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  • rachel harris

    She is an absolute sweetie! I’ve always wanted a dog, hopefully one day that dream will be a reality! :)

    Rachel – Cake Doesn’t Count xx

  • Kenzie

    She is TOO cute! My friends have a black lab and a dachshund and they cuddle up together now even though they had differences at first! So glad you shared these cute photos! :) Snuggling with a puppy on New Years doesn’t sound half bad to be honest ;)
    xx Kenzie

  • Elizabeth Rebecca

    She’s so lovely Rosie!!!!

    Lizzie Dripping

  • Ko Maitland

    Oh my lord she is the cutest ! I would massively love a cute little furry friend but unfortunately they are not compatible with my tiny London flat. Here’s to convincing my parents to get one instead…

    Almost Everything

  • Ella Elizabeth

    A cuteness overload!!!

  • Trudy Johanna

    oh my GOODNESS he’s adorable! x
    Trudy | TrudyJohanna

  • Yelle

    So cute! I love the holiday time because I get to snuggle my own pup more, and I get to enjoy all of my friends and their new furry babies!

  • Sophie Cliff

    Oh my gosh – ALL THE CUTENESS!!!!

    Sophie Cliff

  • Amber Baker

    This is so, so sweet, wow! She’s precious! Nothing wrong with a NYE puppy snuggle-fest, I’ll be doing the same. Lovely post!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • Jersey Girl

    Oh my word – she is adorable! You are so lucky to have her as part of your family. That also happens to be my grandma’s name, very classic! Hope you make lots of happy memories with her :) x Jersey Girl x

  • Jes Cohen

    Elsie is so beautiful.

    Since meeting my boyfriend – he has a beautiful Cocker Spaniel named Sandy – I have fallen more and more in love with any sort of spaniel, and I really, really would love to own one, one day. Although, that being said, I have a crazy black pug named Darcy who may be a little too much for another little pup. But maybe one day.

    And Elsie is such a perfect name! I can’t wait to see more.

    And yes, I did have a fab Christmas! I hope you did too. :)

  • Elle

    Oh my goodness – SO CUTE!! I’m biased because my family has a springer spaniel as well, but they really are such adorable and wonderful dogs. This is definitely not helping my self-restraint of getting one of my own :)

  • Ellie // Joie de Velvet

    She’s absolutely adorable, and Elsie is SUCH a cute name!!!!
    Have a lovely new year! Xxx

  • Meet Marloes

    She’s the cutest pup ever! She has found a lovely home with you, I’m sure! :)
    - X Marloes

  • Susie Kelly

    She melts my heart, even though the name Elsie holds really bad memories for me, but who cares – she is enchanting. :) I love the name of your blog which recalls happy times – we used to live a couple of miles from Laurie Lee’s old home in the Slad Valley. Much joy to you all for 2016.

  • Rosie L

    Oh goodness, she is precious. I love her markings. Happy holidays!

  • Thoughts_from_my_study

    She is so cute! love the photo where her tongue is sticking out :)

  • Anne @ annesmiles

    She is such a cutie!! I can’t stop smiling just from looking at the pictures, I’m sure she’ll bring a lot of joy into your household x
    - Anne |

  • Abby | Lace & Lilacs

    Tooooo cute! I adore this gal. <3

  • Summer | Little World Of S

    Shes adorable!! And i bet the pictures dont do her any justice. I been wanting to get a little pup for so long now, might have to just take the plunge now x

    S |

  • Georgina

    Oh, what a little cutie! Glad to hear she is settling in well

  • Evie Ducker

    Oh wow, he’s soo cute!! I would love a little puppy!!

  • Megan Roisin

    She is absolutely beautiful, I love Springer Spaniels!

    Megan x

    London Callings

  • Ala

    Oh my life. She’s just beautiful! Ever since seeing pictures of Teddy last year, I think Shay has been pretty much set on getting a spaniel, when we’re back and settled outside of London of course but I can’t wait to have that moment of bringing in a new little family member. What a lovely feeling it must be! Hope you’re well Rosie x

  • Jenny

    Oh she is so adorable! Can I have her? She is so cute!
    And those photos you took of her are so precious! :)
    Jenny Side Up

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  • Michelle

    So I thought I’d met her already because I’ve been HOOKED on your Snapchatting but up close and personal she’s an absolute babe. And the tongue sticking out photo? Best ever.
    M x

  • Yelle

    Congrats on your newest family member! I had a beagle and then we brought a lab into the house. At first, my beagle was not having another dog in his space. But! He then grew to love having the company of another dog! I also think that having another dog around elongated his life :) Cheers to loving on more pups!

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  • Hannah

    Gorgeous! That snapshot of her infront of the Christmas tree is lovely, like she is sticking her little tongue out at you!

    Hannah x

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