As I type, I am dodging Pickles as she tries her best to steal my cup of tea! She has already had her cup of tea this morning but one is never enough. So, as I type, she jumps up on the chair next to me and I have to move my cup from one place to the next!
Mmmmm, this morning was NOT a good morning to be a dog owner! I entered the room only to find that Wilbur had a dicky tummy during the night. The girls (Pickles & Poppy) were subdued and looked thoroughly disgusted as I set about cleaning up the mess. Wilbur??? No shame!!!
I love the picture above not because of its beauty or technical what ever but just the message it gives out "a boy and his dog".
I have three rabbits called Ralph, Bramble and Duffy. The fourth, Snuggles is out on loan to my friends daughter and is companion to her own little rabbit called Albert.
Poor old Duffy Rabbit has no tail! I had her and Bramble as a pair from a rescue centre and they are mother and daughter. I couldn't work out why she looked so different until the realisation dawned on me. She is such a sweetie!
I decided to share my animals with you today because they are my life, my family, they, in their own "mute" way, are my rocks too. They provide me with normality and fun through this very difficult year. Like children, they need to be cared for and caring for them stops me from wallowing in self pity.
Yes, dogs are hard work. My doors are smeared with paw prints, the laminate floor is scattered with leaves and more paw prints..... but..... I wouldn't swap it for the world. I could have a posh home but my home is filled with life and love and I wouldn't have it any other way.
Thank you Pickles, Wilbur and Poppy (and the rabbits and guineapigs) for keeping me going this year xxxxxAbove: Pickles guarding "her" place on the sofa!