Batteries exhausted

Typical isn’t it. It’s a lovely day, the beach is deserted, and the camera batteries die.
Oh well, I did manage to get one picture.

We met up with several people we knew, and I was seen by two little dogs some distance off, and they came racing up to me for fuss. It feels so good as Maggie used to do the same. I can remember in the early days of our recall training she would launch herself at me, confident I’d catch her. Other times, she’d put her front feet over my arm and snuggle tight against my chest, then lift her back legs to push herself up to my neck, knowing I’d never let her fall.

Photo combi: one of the first headers on my blog

We were talking to Danny’s owner yesterday, and she was saying that Oscar’s owners are picking up a new dog from a rescue centre this weekend. He’s an 8 year old shih tzu cross  whose owner is in poor health and cannot look after him now. Although nothing like their previous dog, he has the same name. Another dog walker who lost their springer spaniel some years ago got an identical one from a rescue centre shortly before we moved here. The temperament is totally different and it pulls on the lead something fierce, having had her over a few times.
When we lost Barney, I wanted a bitch rather than a dog so as not to be tempted to make comparisons. We went to view a german shepherd, but she didn’t like women so we ended up getting a local paper to the area we were in, and they were advertising Sprollies. The rest is history.

Photo:  on the river bank at Stratford Upon Avon on our first trip in July 2015

We don’t want another dog. Maggie was too special and too much a part of our lives for so long, but I am lucky that there are so many dogs around us that know me and their owners are happy to ‘share’.

About pensitivity101

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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.
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6 Responses to Batteries exhausted

  1. murisopsis says:

    My husband is desperate to get another dog but I’m not there yet. I don’t know if I ever will be. Instead my BFF saintvi lets Sparky dog sit for her dog Oreo. We have him right now while she is visiting family far away. It lets Sparky have his “dog fix” and I’m happy to help a friend and enjoy temporary dog ownership~

    • It’s a good thing for both of you then Val, and I am grateful fellow dog owners here are so generous with their pets. They all knew Maggie.
      Poppy’s owners lost their dog in November last year. He wanted another dog, but she didn’t as she wanted to have holidays abroad rather than in their caravan, which they sold. Then Covid hit and they couldn’t go anywhere anyway, and a few months ago they bought another caravan. Now they have Poppy and she’s a sweetheart, but so tiny!!!

  2. Sweet story about Maggie xo And gorgeous scenery photo…wow! I find my phone camera always runs out of memory at the exact moment my children pose perfectly lol

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