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Life with a Westie

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Life with a Westie

If you have followed my blog for any amount of time, I'm sure you know our Westie, Bentley. We affectionately call him our grand pup. Ashlyn, our daughter, received him for her 15th birthday. He is now 6. Ashlyn is in college now so he's like our baby. 

We've always had large labs so Bentley is our first small breed dog. We actually researched dogs to find one that would fit our active lifestyle. Would you believe that 3 out of the 4 of us got a Westie as our top choice when we each took an online dog personality test? How funny is that!

dog with food

Feeding our pets excellent food like Wellness CORE RawRev with Wholesome Grains Small Breed is a must! Bentley started eating Wellness CORE last summer and loves it! Bentley is very active and we truly want the best for him. He is a member of the family.

girl with a Westie dog

Bentley travels with us when at all possible! He's been traveling with us since we got him 6 years ago. One thing that we love about a smaller breed is the flexibility to take him with us on the go. He loves to go, go, go!

dog on the beach with a girl

If I had to pick his favorite spot, it would be the beach! As soon as we drive over the long bridge to the island, he knows exactly where he is and starts getting vocal. It's quite comical. 

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Bentley loves to play catch on the beach and go for long walks. Fortunately, our beach is never congested so there is plenty of room to play. Bentley never meets a stranger whether it's a human or a fellow furry friend. Actually, he gravitates to the biggest dogs. He truly thinks he is a large dog trapped in a small body. Bentley has become somewhat of a pet celebrity on our end of the beach. All the locals know him by name. 

kids playing ball with a dog

Our backyard is fenced which allows him carefree playtime with our 2 college kids.

As you can see, Bentley is very active and needs great food to fuel the needs of his body.

dog being fed food outside

Wellness CORE RawRev with Wholesome Grains Small Breed is the perfect food for Bentley. It’s a high-protein kibble with pieces of100% raw freeze-dried turkey, and includes other healthy ingredients like spinach and flaxseed. High-quality protein is a must for his energy needs.

dog being fed

CORE Rawrev is a safe and convenient way to incorporate raw food into your pet's diet. 

westie dog eating

Bentley's food supports whole-body health and longevity with the addition of Glucosamine and Chondroitin for joint support.

westie eating

Bentley licks his bowl clean! He has never been a finicky eater. He actually loves eating!

westie walking on brick path

Bentley is a dog that loves to be with you. When he was younger, he was very independent and not much of a lap dog. Now he is a constant cuddler and sleeps with us when Ashlyn isn't here. 

westie in driveway

We live in the country and Bentley thrives here. Westies have energy and need exercise. Don't get me wrong, he knows when to turn off the energy level especially as he's aged. We will let him in the front yard with us when we are cutting flowers and doing light work, but always have an eye on him. With age, he is great to listen and stops when you call him. The squirrels in the yard drive him bonkers and he is always on the watch.

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dog being walked

If you pull out the leash, he gets so excited. He knows that means he's either going somewhere or taking a walk to the mailbox. We have very little traffic on our road, but with so many distractions on the 500 foot walk with birds and squirrels; we don't take a chance. He will go after a squirrel in an instant.

girl with a dog

Bentley loves Ashlyn more than anything. He loves to snuggle and give kisses. 

dog eating food

We feed Bentley twice per day plus he gets a few treats before bedtime. 

Feeding your dog better food makes them healthier from the inside out. They'll have better health, energy, breath, and a shinier coat.

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In a nutshell, Westies are a perfect fit for our family. Every dog is different and a lot depends on how they are raised. Bentley loves other animals including cats. He's a great family dog. He has been easy to train with simple commands and not a big barker unless the doorbell rings. 

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3 Comments

  1. Westie’s are the best. Sadly, we said goodbye to our fourteen year old westie 5 months ago. Had him since he was a pup. We miss Scout more than words can say. Enjoy these years with your Bentley:)

  2. Thanks so very much, Colloni! Our Bentley is 6 so I bet ours would have fun together. We agree he is perfect for us. They are an awesome dog for travel and families. I need to get Bentley a plastic pipe. It would be like a stick. He’d love that!

  3. We also have a Westie. His name is Winston and he is 5yo. He loves to play in our backyard with the balls, and he has a drainage pipe he drags all over the yard. He is a great pet for my husband and me, the perfect size for our trips too. It is fun to see somebody else enjoy their puppy so much. Thanks for the post about your puppy!

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