I was only a wee pup when my mum rescued me from the kennel I found myself in.
I knew she was the one!
I made as much noise as I could so she would notice me, as the other dogs were big!
The Kennel door opened and I was passed into my mums arms, I wagged my tail so much I wondered it would drop off and licked her face. ‘Please take me with you’, I was saying.
I had to do a little test first it seemed, I didn’t understand then that my mum-to-be couldn’t hear the things that I could hear, but I soon realised that I was meant to respond to this squeaking noise which kept occurring, I pricked my ears up eagerly and prodded ‘mum’ with my paw and barked enthusiastically. After walking around the gardens on the lead it seems I had passed the test and we went for a ride in a car to my new home!
My mum could walk when I first went to live with her and we enjoyed running about the park and our garden (communal garden attached to flats). I loved playing ‘tug’ with my rope ball!
I was a cheeky wee thing and once ran off with another neighbours knickers when she had come into the garden to hang her washing out. They chased me around the garden trying to get them back it was great fun!!!
Then mum got this thing called a Scooter it was great fun! Now we could go on long walks again and I could walk a bit faster as I was always excited to get to the park.
It was fun to have a ride on it too, one day I was feeling really lazy and pretended to limp and got a ride all the way home!!
Then I thought I best stop limping in case we had to go visit the VET!!
Sadly for me, this trick never worked again as mum got wise to me!! But I still get to have a ride on ‘Betsa’ every now and again!!
Soon it got too difficult for mum to manage on the common where we went dog training as the ground was so uneven, all the games we played there were too easy for me now I was getting bigger, I needed more of a challenge, cos I’m a clever girl!
Mum started teaching me other things to help her around the house. I learned to open and close the doors, pick up things she dropped, empty the washing machine. help pull off her clothes, get socks out of the drawer or put them in, carry the peg basket. This was fun and always accompanied by really tasty treats!
Then one day all our stuff got packed into boxes and we got into a big van. Where we going now? Another adventure?….