Until the bad news came on Sunday evening, we'd had a really enjoyable weekend. Mostly down to a particular type of creature. The furry kind. The barking kind. Now I know a lot of people like to put themselves in a box, as either a "cat-person" or a "dog-person". I might just been one of the few (?) who can safely say I'm an "anything-furry-or-remotely-cute" type of person. I love cats and dogs equally. For different reasons of course. But anyway, can't have either because we live in a flat, no garden, no easy access to outside space and we're both out all day at work. End of. Well until recently, when we discovered a newly opened dog rescue centre in a nearby village. They needed volunteers to walk dogs. To keep giving them as much of a normal life as possible until they get rehomed. So guess what we did both Saturday and Sunday morning? We went walkies.
All I can say is I will NEVER understand people who abandon their pets. Tying up a dog to a tree in park? Honestly???!!!! Anyway, before I get angry just thinking about it, I wanted to show you the beauties we were privileged enough to take for a walk.
A beautiful husky (if I lived in the countryside and didn't have to work I would have taken him straight home - so beautiful and well behaved)
A labrador cross husky - Boyfriend walked him on Sunday and said he was really sweet too
And finally the most mental dog ever - this little jack russel - I though he was going to strangle himself pulling on that lead, honestly. And I thought if he doesn't do that, I'm bound to step on him. But fear not, I was careful! Very sweet too, although full of energy, don't be deceived by his small size!
(sorry for the rubbish photo - just wanted to show you why I thought he was going to choke. Look at the size of him. He was PULLING me. Mental)
And if seeing those beauties isn't enough to make you decide to take one home instead of buying a puppy, then think of this. The beautiful husky at the top was a stray found in London. Battersea is full to the brim, so they can't take anymore in. Council kennels are only bound by law to keep unchipped dogs like that for 7 days before they're allowed to put them down. This one had a lucky escape.