Life Update: We Got a Puppy!

Life Update: We Got a Puppy!

Hey there babes! I know, I know – Jess … where you been gf?! It’s been a hot minute since i’ve gotten a chance to sit down and write, I hope you guys can forgive me but here’s the thing … We got a puppy!!!!


It’s been wild and crazy and the best time of my life but i’ll be honest, it’s been a lot of work. People warned us that getting this cute lil thing would be work, but I think I underestimated just how busy I would be running after him all day every day. Despite the loads of work it’s been, he is the most joyful thing that has come into my life to date – my heart has never been so full! And so I would like to officially introduce you all to our pupster, Koda the Labrador Springer Spaniel.


The number one question i’ve gotten so far about this little guy is why “Koda”? If you know me well enough, you know that I’m a huge Disney fan, but what you may not have known is that one of my favourite movies is the wildly underrated animated film Brother Bear. My brothers and I grew up watching it (we were a bit obsessed with it actually) and if you’ve seen the movie it will be no surprise to you at all that my favourite character was the absolutely adorable, Koda. The name reminds me of my brothers and the bond and memories we’ve shared over the years, especially recently since I don’t get to see them very often anymore. Koda literally means “Little Bear” and is a form of the name “Dakota” which means “friend”. Donnie and I both thought that the name would be the perfect fit for our new little munchkin!


Being honest, there’s been a lot of negativity in my life recently but Koda has been a bit of light amidst all the darkness and i’ve never been more grateful or happy. If you’d like to follow along with Koda’s adventures and watch him grow you can follow his insta here!!

Are there any puppy parents out there? Tell me everything! Is there any special meaning behind their names?

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