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.
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Aww, at least her last years were fulfilling ones.
She was lovely.
Aww, this is both sad and inspirational simultaneously.
True though Robert. Lady was a beautiful dog and for 4 years they had three!