Today is Sunday May 22nd

My Mum would have been 100 years old today. It’s hard to believe it’s four years ago since she passed away, and 26 for my Dad.
I wonder what they would make of the current state of affairs if they were still with us.
My Mum would probably be confused by it all and Dad angry at the politicians for letting it get this bad. In many respects, I am glad they are in a better place, young, whole, and have no worries about finances or health issues.

My Dad would have loved Maya. He always wanted a white GSD but Mum was afraid of them. That was until she met Partner’s German Shep and I found her in the kitchen with her arms draped round the dog saying what a lovely girl she was. She looked rather sheepish when I walked in and said she’d been a bit silly all these years. She loved Kizzy too, and when my sister got a GSD x husky (though nothing at all like Kela) after being burgled, Mum had no worries,

Maya isn’t as tactile as Maggie was, but she doesn’t object to a tummy or shoulder rub as long as it’s on her terms. Whilst she might not like the fuss, she does like to be close and in the evenings will stretch out either alongside Hubby’s settee or mine, but at night, she lies on my side of the bed, though not on it like Maggie did.

That was her special place, and Maya will not be allowed on the bed or other furniture.

GSDs have had more than their fair share of bad press. Lately, dog attacks have been from a variety of breeds, and I remember years ago ex-husband’s sister having a Great Dane which was as soft as a pan of dough and the kids played with it all the time. Then one day it turned for no reason. No-one was hurt, but it went mental and they had no choice but to have it put to sleep. It turned out it had a massive brain tumour.

Doggy class for us this morning and hopefully there will be a run around at the end like there has been for the last two. Maya loves it and it’s great to see her run and having fun.
She’ll be six months old next week and I wonder what the new vet will make of her.



May 3rd.

May 14th.
I can assure you, it is the same dog!

Take care and keep safe everyone.



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! 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.
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14 Responses to Today is Sunday May 22nd

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Happy, what would of been your Mum’s Birthday , she is in a better place. Enjoy class and the Vet will love Maya she’s a beauty πŸ’•β˜ΊοΈ

  2. There is no such thing as a bad dog, but a bad owner is more believable. German Shephard’s will always look after their owner. I have a German Shephard, Rottweiler cross. People cross the street when they see him. Maya is a beautiful GSD.

    • Thanks Diana. She is lovely and has already proven her protectiveness when a chow pup came round the corner with its owner and started to growl and strain on the leash. Maya got between it and me, and although she didn’t react, she was ready.
      I bet your dog is gorgeous too.

  3. Blimey, Kayla has grown. It’s amazing. Such a beautiful dog. My stance on dog breeds is that it’s not the breed itself that is dangerous but usually the owners who either have no clue what they are doing or no morals so they make their dog a fighting machine or whatever. And then there are the illnesses too. Always tragic in either case. πŸ˜ͺ

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Wow, she’s grown so big, but she still has that mischievous twinkle in her eye 😊

  5. Happy Heavenly Birthday to your Mum! Maya is a gorgeous dog. You picked such a beauty!

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