Happy National Dog Day to all my animal loving friends! Whether your the four legged variety or two I hope your all enjoying the day!
Owning a dog is a the creation of a bond like no other! They are fiercely loyal, great company, and top laughs with their cheeky naughty antics!
I’ve recently taken on Jack’s sister Gypsy after their mother passed from old age! As she craves company it seemed only right to bring her home with me! She has taken to like at our house perfectly.
Although I will admit Jack was a nightmare in the beginning. From being King of the house for so long to having to company 24/7 and having to share food, water and cuddles he had finally adjusted really well.
Because they were both entire when we brought her up with us we had to get one of them neutered because incest is not a good thing for matter what species you are! Gypsy drew the short straw and had to face the knife. She was an absolute trooper about it all and was back to her self within a couple of days!
On the topic of National Dog Day I thought this would be a good opportunity to list the benefits of having a four legged member of the family!
They keep you fit – walking you furry friend is the best kind of exercise! They get you out and about in places you may not normally venture.
You will never be lonely – they are the constant companion who will listen to your every thought without passing judgement! There’s no feeling in the world like coming home to someone who is always happy to see you!
They lower your stress levels – stroking a dog has been proven to lower stress levels. It’s also been proven that dog owners have lower blood pressure levels than those who don’t own a pet.
They can help you make friends – people are more likely to stop and chat with you if you have a pet making it the perfect opportunity to make new friends.
They can improve your immune system – because they bring all sorts of germs into the house they can help you build up immunity to thinks you wouldn’t normally come into contact with.
They make you feel safe – even if your home alone, having a pet with you gives the company that one craves and makes you feel safer than if you were home alone! Unless you have a dog like Jack who barks at absolutely everything which makes you wonder if people are roaming around your garden in the dark 😂
All in all, owning a dog is the best thing in the world! my dogs are crazy and weird but I wouldn’t change them for the world!
Scents are everywhere we go. Some we love and others we loathe. I am not sure if this is a personal thing or if everyone else experiences the same thing but I often get a whiff of something (not necessarily perfume or aftershave) and I am instantly whipped up into a day dream of what that particular smell reminds me of.
For example, fresh bread. Most people would think of your local supermarket or bakery when you think of this smell. Me, I think of a little village called Nelson which is situated in South Wales, UK. Nelson is a relatively close knit community set in the valleys of the welsh hills. In the heart of the village in a back lane, which if you didn’t know it was there you could completely miss it, is a small family bakery. On any given morning between the hours of 2-5am passing through the village you find yourself surrounded by the warm and comforting smell that is fresh baked bread. Just the though of this gives me a warm glow. I didn’t actually encounter this glorious early morning secret until I was about 16 years of age but ever since then, when ever I smell fresh bread I am right back there in the village.
Another scent that completely takes me away are those of perfumes worn by people I love and have loved. Having lost my mother when I was 17; her perfume is one of the most memorable. Chanel No5. When ever I smell this rich heavenly scent, I close my eyes and for that split second I have my mother back again. I drift off into a world of make believe imagining all the different things that we would be doing now that I have grown up and am not such a bitch any more. Alas, daydreaming is a much cherished past time of mine.
Finally, my favourite perfume is inspired by a childhood memory. It was Christmas day and I must have been around 5 years old when my parents got me a Tiny Tears doll. I was thrilled. she blinked, drank, cried and wee’d! She was my most favourite gift. I took her everywhere with me.
A few years back in was in a perfume shop looking for something new as I was bored of my old perfume. I saw it there on the shelf a slender bottle with what looked like an un-blossomed flower growing inside. I really caught my eye as it was different to all the others. I asked the assistant if I could smell this perfume to which she obliged. As soon as she passed me the little sheet of card she had doused in the scent I took a sniff and there is was. Christmas day when I was 5 years old and I opened the box to get out my nice shiny new doll, the smell was identical! I was blown away! I had had years of enjoyment with that doll and this scent reminded me of all those good times. It is for that reason and that reason alone that I still wear that scent to this day.
Without scents the world would be a very dull place. So when things are getting on top of you. take a moment, stop and breathe. You will find that even in the most stressful of situations a little scent can always brighten you day!
Well it has been one whole year since Jack entered the world and what a year it has been.
We have had so much fun with him over the last year and I wouldn’t change a single second of it for the world. He really is a little character with his own unique personality! I mean the guy even has a favourite song… I don’t think I know any dogs who have a favourite song. But that’s my Monkey (Jack) and that is why he is one of a kind.
I love my Monkey more than anything in this world. He is so fun hardly ever in a bad mood and he is a total Mammys boy 🙂