Today’s word is “lady.”
The Lady my post refers to was a german shepherd belonging to my Uncle.
He also had a black labrador which was several years younger, but he had always had two dogs.
Lady was getting on, she was around 11 and her health was beginning to decline.
The lab was used to having company, so it was decided to get a puppy and have three dogs for the duration of Lady’s last few months.
However, they didn’t reckon on Lady’s maternal instincts.
As soon as the pup came into the house, Lady rallied and took charge.
She lived to be 15 and they found her ‘asleep’ in her basket with the labrador and her charge curled up beside her.