Today is Friday, and here in the UK our schools finish for two weeks of Easter holidays, hooray (I think!). My eldest daughter is at pre-school and her term dates correspond with our local schools, so I am making the most of my last day of ‘freedom’ before I have to entertain her for a full two weeks. But I have more than my human children to contend with. I also have my gorgeous Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, Baxter. Today, in his honour, I assign the letter D to my dog for the #AtoZChallenge.
Baxter is a wonderful dog. He is also very demanding, just like my daughters. He is, in effect, my son. And when he wants attention, he gets it! The title of today’s post was inspired by him pawing at my arms while I was trying to work on my laptop one day recently. Apparently my boy did not want me to work, he wanted me to give him cuddles. And when he gazes at me with big brown eyes and such a sorrowful expression, how can I refuse?
Personally I could not live in a home without a dog. My family always had dogs when I was growing up, and they still do now. Baxter successfully managed to convert my husband (who had always been wary of dogs), and now the two are best friends and soul mates. It saddens me to see negative stories in the media about Staffordshire Bull Terriers. Traditionally these dogs were know as the ‘nanny’ breed, because they care for their human families very deeply. It is a horrible minority of people that abused these dogs in recent years and subsequently gave them a bad name in public perception. I say give these beautiful dogs a chance. If you are looking for a new pet, visit your local dogs’ home and I am sure you will find the perfect companion…
Thank you for stopping by, now why not check out my fellow writers on the #AtoZChallenge? See you tomorrow!
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