And they called it puppy love…

I never thought I was a “dog person” until the day this puppy arrived into the house.

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Now this gorgeous animal was named Skye and from the moment she laid eyes on me: I became adopted.
Two weeks later our bond was cemented, as due to illness, I became her career. This was a very peculiar arrangement on two counts;
1) I was ill
2) I knew nothing about puppies.
My first peculiarity was an art or an obsession, I’m not sure which, and that was house training her.
My vast experience told me; if she squats: take her outside. This I did every time she sat down.
Now bearing in mind,
Point 1) illness! I ran around after her like a woman possessed and I spent more time outside than I did in.
The month was February and it was freezing; I must have looked a right clip, hanging around in my dressing gown, waiting for the damn dog to decide what blade of grass had the sweetest smell.
Eventually, I was reliably informed, that puppies do not have a bladder the size of Lake Geneva and only needed to spend a few seconds at a time having a wee.
From this moment we were a lean mean, well oiled peeing machine, more often than not; we were back, settled, with a cup of tea: before we had actually left the house.
The second peculiarity was an obsession: Skye had to learn tricks. Point 1) also had a bearing; as moving about on all fours trying to get the damn dog to a high-five, was not conducive to my well-being.
Nobody in this household has forgiven me for teaching the dog to chase the ball, go get it and chuck it back to you.

Please note: no animals were hurt during this house training lark: traumatised yes, but hurt: no.
Skye is very active (mental) and she can high-five (for food or a cup of tea)
She is obsessed with ball throwing.

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5 thoughts on “And they called it puppy love…

  1. Helen: she is totally gorgeous! There is no greater therapy than having a pet t o share one’s life with. Especially one who can do a high-five…

    • Dogs are such a comfort Kate, and life seems much more bearable when they are around.
      Teaching her tricks was hilarious as she’s not the brightest button in the box. The quality of the treat, dictates how high the high- five gets.

  2. donna says:

    Absolutely gorgeous picture helen, Skye is so adorable. Loved the bit you said about the bladder being the size of lake Geneva it made me laugh. Very nice piece of writing.

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