I’ve grown up with spaniels all my life but Woody is the first I’ve properly owned as an adult. I adopted him in autumn 2017 and it’s been a rollercoaster of a ride!

Being a spaniel, Woody is a lively boy who loves his walks. If it were up to him he’d be out sniffing and exploring with his friends all day everyday. He’s been described as a free spirit because he loves to roam. Brambles and bracken are his favourite to explore, the pricklier the better. I’m forever pulling thorns, grass seeds and burrs from his fur!

I’ve been forced to change my entire lifestyle for Woody, swapping an office for beaches, woodlands and open fields. Though at times it’s tough, I wouldn’t change it for the world. He continues to teach me how to be my best self, every single day. I’m so grateful that our paths crossed and am loving our adventures so far!

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Woody’s story

After moving back to Cornwall in the summer of 2017 I really missed having a four legged friend around. I’d scour the rescue websites daily, dreaming of welcoming a new furry friend into our home. I even half joked with my parents about stealing Millie from them (she’s always loved Cornwall.) Of course, whenever we came across a dog in our day to day life, I’d have to stop for a cuddle! I knew deep down it wasn’t the right time, I worked full time and lived in a house share. There was no way my landlady would agree.

Woody was being rehomed by his previous owners, as they could no longer commit to the time and attention he needed. He’d be left on his own for 6 hours a day and had become destructive as a result. Woody lived in a village nearby and when I discovered his advert online, I couldn’t not visit.

It’s like we clicked. Between him humping the French Bulldog and running manically around the lounge, I fell for him. His sweet spaniel eyes, boundless energy and of course, the little tuft of hair on the top of his head. He was a charming little boy and I knew I would love him, if only my landlady would agree. After speaking with his owners, I made no promises but hoped deep down it would all work out.

It turns out Woody was definitely meant to be, as in the space of a week I’d brought him home. After peeing in the conservatory and running crazily about the house, he soon settled in and as an excited yet inexperienced owner, I was determined to give him the best restart in life.

And well, the rest is history and Woody has become my best friend. We’re always out adventuring around dog friendly Cornwall and share our favourite walks with you each week!

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