Not just any old pet.

This weeks blog is a little sadder than usual.

Since I was 12 years old we had our boy, Floyd. My parents travelled all the way to Wales to get him and chose him because of all the puppies there he was the one sat quietly waiting to be played with. On this basis my parents thought he would be relatively docile but it couldn’t have been further from the truth. As with all our pets we had growing up from rabbits to cats from hamsters to budgies they have always had something a little odd about them. Floyd was no exception and it didn’t take long to find this out! As soon as he walked into my Grandmas house he ran straight to her bedroom and peed on her bed. Being such a young dog he was forgiven (by my grandma at least!) and was invited back! Over the years of having him he went everywhere with us and only went into kennels twice. He came on family holidays, picnics and to visit family. I think most people would agree that their pets are more than just a pet, they are family. He could always make us laugh whether it be pushing bricks around the garden barking at them, chasing birds up and down the garden or bouncing like a lamb over the heather at the forest. He also has a fondness for what my dad calls a ‘rug hug’. Whenever my dad would lie on the floor, Floyd would love to lay with him and as he was so big and furry he was great to have a cuddle with. Sadly in March 2017 we lost our lovely boy. He was sadly getting very old and less able and life was taking its toll on him. I think its safe to say we miss him everyday and my favourite saying has become ‘If love could have saved you, you’d have lived forever’.

A little while later my parents adopted a lovely little Pomchi (Pomeranian x Chihuahua) named Lola. She is quite the opposite to Floyd. She only very little and quiet but she still loves to cuddle up on the sofa and is lost whenever my dad isn’t around!

Throughout the years we’ve had so many pets come and go and it is always very sad but I have to say Floyd took a big part of me with him when he left. We will never forget him.

As my landlord doesn’t allow pets (besides our little fishies) I decided to sign us up to a website called It is a site that you get in contact with dogs owners and walk their dogs for free. I have yet to meet anyone as I have been busy with work but I get regular emails about owners looking for people and I emailed a few people this week. I am hoping to write about this experience in the future with the permission of the dog owners so hopefully i’ll be able to post some pictures of lots of dogs soon (hurrah!).

But for today this one is for my gorgeous boy Floyd, miss you buddy.

Floyd 2004 – 2017

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” – M.K. Clinton


7 thoughts on “Not just any old pet.

  1. I love our two dogs and just could not imagine life without them. This post hits me right in the feelings!
    I absolutely love that there are services like the one you mentioned to help find good and loving homes to dogs who need to be re-homed!


  2. I’m sorry to hear about Floyd :/ my partner max (my german shepherd service dog) just recent passed away. Losing a dog is like losing a family member. I’m sorry to hear about your dog but it sounds like he had an amazing life 🙂 R.I.P. Floyd

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