If only…

Had Roxy come along at a slightly different time in our lives she wouldn’t be going anywhere. She is such a wonderful dog, perfect in fact. Roxy gets on with every dog she meets, all people, and cats! She is one of those comforting kind of dogs, a bit like my first retriever, Luca. Hamish will miss her because she loves to play “tumble monkies”, Julia will miss her because she likes to lay next to her looking at her adoringly while she is cooking, and I will miss her because she has a nice calming aura when she climbs on me and snuggles up to me. πŸ™‚

How could anyone not love a pooch who wears a pink dressing gown so well? πŸ˜€


The reality is that we just can’t cope with 3 permanent dogs at the moment because we have made a 6 month commitment to having Pepper for a few days every 2 weeks while his person has chemotherapy, also I wouldn’t be able to exercise 3 dogs should Julia have to go away for any reason.

The good news is that there is a possible home on the horizon with people we know so we will still see her occasionally. If that doesn’t work out a friend of ours is on the case and she has a large network of doggie people she can call on to help find her the perfect home. There is no rush though, she will go to the perfect home and it will be her last home which is why we are not just making her available to “the public”.

Julia went to the chemist across the road for 10 minutes, you would think she had been gone for hours. πŸ˜€


Roxy hadn’t shown any interest in toys since being here, I don’t know if it’s from watching the boys or if she remembered she used to play? but she now loves fetch. Indy reverted to his early herding days after the first throw of the ball even going out wide and dropping behind Roxy as she ran for the ball.


Roxy has very good recall and comes back very quickly except when a call of nature takes priority. πŸ˜€


About Mick C Gorman

Slightly damaged old bloke who is plodding on with more than a little help from a great wife. I have been married for 36 years and have 2 grown up children. I did the usual thing and replaced children with dogs when the nest became empty, best thing I ever did (apart from getting married of course). Life has taken a few interesting turns so far but this Epilepsy thing beats the lot! I love lots of things but in the past have never really stuck with them long enough to be good at them, I am trying harder to be better at a few things rather than okay at loads of things. There is still plenty of time. :-D
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6 Responses to If only…

  1. rhudgins says:

    Thank you for your writing. I love reading about you and all of the dogs in your life.

  2. leggypeggy says:

    Roxy looks such a honey. Glad she has you to organise her forever home.

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