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