Ive always had a dog.
Until we lost Saffie last year i swore I couldn’t do it again.
She had been beside me for 15 years.
I had two cats Lucifer and Luna who had both been rescued from work.
You need to change your job Jeff had said or I’ll have to start work on a bloody Ark.
You had Honey and whilst you were having chemo I’d take Honey out.
She was like a small hysterical sheep a cockapoo.
WTF I’d joke she’s a mongrel.
What an ugly dog. You’d cover her ears and tell her to ignore me.
Anyway I’d gone almost a year with no dog.
Then one day around eight weeks ago I’d had a shit day in work gone back to the office to write up my notes and Emma my friend who sits beside me casually starts telling me about a dog that has been bought as a puppy kept in one room has never been outside and is now a year old
To top it off it’s a patient I’ve already rehomed two dogs for.
I look at Emma. It’s 4pm on a Friday.
Come on let’s go see her I say.
Are you sure.
Five mins later we are knocking on the door.
We go in I sit on the bed and ask what’s. Happening
The flat is full of dog mess and urine and she explains she needs.the dog rehoming.
She’s moving house and thought she may cope with a small dog but can’t cope.
Will you take her she asks?
Off course I will.
Where is she?
At that the smallest frightened dog appears from under the bed
Up onto my knee shaking ears back it’s half the size of my cat I think.
I’m not a fan of tiny toy dogs but it’s looking at me with soulful eyes and beffore I know it I’m offering to keep it myself.
Oh thank you she says and by 5.30 this tiny dog with bat like ears is sitting on my sofa.
Another random end to a day.
Jeff comes home from work looks at me and asks.
I tell him her story and he asks how the cats are.
They seem to like her ..maybe they think it’s a rat he laughs .
Let’s keep her.
Actuually I say I’d kind of promised her.
So being so very tiny I thought she should have a big name.
She looks a bit like a angry old lady.
Mavis Mavanwy Jones
I’m not carrying you I tell her.
Your a big dog!
That day was meant to happen Donna you would love her.
She didn’t know how to play. She had never stood on grass scared of the wind.
I’ve taken her everywhere
We walked up pen y fan
On the beach down the canal she’s a different dog now and I can’t believe how much I’ve missed walking with company
Lucifer loves her they chase each other around the house.
I take her to work she’s the office dog.
She’s always thrilled to see me.
So I guess Jeff had better get started on that Ark. ❤️