You know how it is. There is nothing more special in this world than your dog(s). They could be the grumpiest little woofer in all the land but they’re still SO special.
Before I begin, for those of you who haven’t met my little ray of grumpy sunshine, here’s a little brief on my pooch:
Hugo is a rescue from the RSPCA. We got him 8 years ago and he is now 10 years old. He’s a Staffy crossed with something but we don’t really mind what with because he’s ours.
He’s grumpy, happy, noisy and a bit farty but he’s the best mate you could ever ask for. Granted, he likes men more than women so I will never be number 1 (even the Asda delivery man gets more of a look in sometimes) but that doesn’t stop him from being my number one!
Anyway, here’s what it’s like to be a dog parent:
There will always be a time when you step on a wet, shriveled up piece of chew on the carpet but you know you can’t get rid of it because your dog plays with it more than the expensive toys you buy then.
Being brought a wet/muddy/smelly ball or rope and looking into those deep brown eyes knowing that you’ve got to take it and play despite all the slobber you can see dripping off it.
Walks vary from dog to dog but we all know that dreaded moment your dog squats, in public and it doesn’t matter how many years you’ve had dogs, there’s still a small chance you might wretch.
Picking up a hot steaming poo is nobody’s favourite job but we do it because we have to!
But watching your dog have the best time of their lives on a walk makes it all worth it.
I mean who really has a dog that doesn’t misbehave ever? Maybe you started out swearing that your dog would never be allowed on the furniture and now they have their own special spot on the sofa, the bed and, well, they may as well have a seat at the dining room table now.
For me, my little nugget is quite into the dirty protests. Whether they’re intentional or not, I have a feeling in my gut that he does them when he hasn’t got what he wanted (usually for the sakes of his health or well-being)
Anyone else’s dog scream the place down when they take them to the vets? You’d think mine was being tortured the way he carries on.
Taking your little chickens to the vet can be a horrible feeling. Whether you’re there with them or waiting for any kind of news. They can’t always tell you what’s wrong so it can really bring on a lot of stress and worry about them.
The bestest pal you’ll ever have
They’re there when you’re happy and they’re there when your sad. Seeing their face every day brings you endless amounts of joy and sunshine and for me, dogs are life.
Tell me about your dogs! I want to know where you got them, did you rescue? What breed are they and if you don’t have a dog – what’s your dream dog? What’s stopping you? Tell me all!P.s. Was this an excuse to post photos of my dog? Yes.