I love reading Kay’s blog. It’s always thoughtful and insightful but this post really made me sit up and take notice. If only everyone was made to read it before they were allowed to get a dog.
Before we got Douggie the doggie I did a lot of souls searching and thought I knew what we were getting into. Little did I know that our lives were about to be permanently turned upside down.
Better than all your birthdays put together. A complete package of such cuteness that your insides turn to warm caramel. A huggable, wriggly, kissing snuggler. Gaze affectionately at your deep sleeping pal and watch them dream of adventures in grassy fields, snuffling under leaves and sighing contentedly at your feet.
In anticipation of this living pleasure you blew your credit card to the enthusiastic pet store. A crate for safe sleeping lined with soft, cosy bedding. Expensive puppy toys scientifically manufactured to provide the perfect psychological enrichment. Food that would shame Harrod’s Food Hall with exclusive ingredients. Designer bowls that are just the right shade of colour and pattern to match the bedding, crate, cover and coat. A full wardrobe of miniature lead and collar, harnesses, jackets, brushes, combs and shampoos. Puppy pads for accidents, extra fencing for the garden, a picker-up of poo and a lifetime supply of bags.
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