4 Jul 2019

#PethoodStories - Ralph the Shih Tzu

*Disclosure - This is a paid collaboration*

This post is in conjunction with Petplan but all thoughts are my own.

Growing up, I always wanted a dog, and I knew that when I had a child, I wanted them to grow up with a dog as part of the family. Getting a dog became even more important to me when I discovered that I have ASD (I'm currently undergoing official diagnosis, but I have all the characteristics). I suffer quite badly from anxiety, and I really struggle to make human friends, so having a fluffy companion is something that I crave, and so we decided it was time to add a new family member to our pack. This is where Ralph comes in. Ralph is our new Shih Tzu puppy, and is currently 11 weeks old. Although he has only been part of our family for a short time, he has made his mark, and has already been a huge help for myself and our daughter, especially during meltdowns and hard times with ASD. I thought I would share a bit all about Ralph, and why a Shih Tzu is the perfect breed for our family.