Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser and this week her question is
Do you have a favorite topic that you write about often?
My favourite topic has to be The Dog.
My blog is full of pictures and stories of Maggie and now Maya as she is growing up.
I love dogs, no matter what the breed, and there has always been a dog in my life for as long as I can remember.
There are also posts about Barney and Kizzy and a couple about my parents dogs too.
PHOTO: our canvas prints of Barney (left), Kizzy (centre) and Maggie (right)
I lost Kizzy to mammary cancer at the end of 1990, and we were without a dog until August 1995 when we got Barney. We brought his brother home too and called him Rubble, but he was physically distressed every time we closed the door so we took him back the same day. He was an outdoor dog, not like Barney who made himself comfortable in front of the fire and that was that!
Another topic I write about a lot is budgets as I am a number cruncher by nature and if I find any tips or bargains, I like to pass them on.
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.
As a fellow pet lover and owner, I completely understand your fascination with dogs. They bring such joy and companionship into our lives. I have a soft spot for dogs myself and have always admired their loyalty and love toward their owners. I can sense the love and care you have for them, and it’s evident that they are an integral part of your family. Losing a beloved pet is never easy, and I’m sorry to hear about Kizzy’s passing. However, it’s heartening to know that you found solace in adopting Barney and providing him with a loving home. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Your stories bring a smile to my face and remind me of the beauty of the bond between pets and their owners. 👍👏👌😊
Thank you. When we lost Barney in 2005, I last 6 days before we went to find another dog and found Maggie. When we lost her in 2020, the hole was huge, and I didn’t want another dog. I thought I was dealing with her loss very well with local puppy fixes etc, but it wasn’t the same. After three months, we started looking but it wasn’t that easy, especially with Covid. In February last year I was collecting some meds for our friend’s dog and asked the vet if they had a notice board. They did and the receptionist said she knew a couple of GSD breeders and would put my name forward. I had two phone calls that afternoon, and one of them was about 40 miles away. She was 13 weeks old and we shortened her KC name to Maya. She is now 16 months old and has made her own place in our hearts.
I don’t have any kind of pet, but do have a friend who has 3 dogs. And before that she had three other dogs. They make her very happy so I can understand your love for your pets too. 🙂
I tend to get on better with dogs than people and in my 66 years, I can only recall 2 dogs that didn’t like me. One was a GSD that didn’t like women, and the other was a cross breed bulldog which barked at everybody………… and it was not a joyful bark. I am glad (I think) I can tell the difference.
I can almost say the same about getting along better with spiders and bugs than people. Almost!
OMG. You are very brave…………..I am a wreck around spiders, especially the big ones! Snakes and mice I’m OK with though.
Something for everybody.
And i’m so glad to read about the dogs -past and present!
I swear I was a dog in a former life!
You love dogs and it’s apparent by the number of times you write about them. Thanks for sharing Di
My simple answer is; music 🙂
The only really bad experience I had with one of my dog’s I owned was when ‘Babe’ a retired greyhound, nipped my young nephew on his stomach for no apparent reason. I’d only had her for a few days and took her back explaining the situation. The owner was reluctant to take her back at first.
I hope your nephew didn’t develop a fear of dogs as a result.
No, thankfully it was the shock that hurt my nephew the most. He’s okay with dogs.
That’s good to know. Some young children become terrified of dogs, even the small ones (which to me are worse than the big ones!)