Happy Birthday Buddy! - 15 years old.
It was between Christmas and New year 5 years ago that we visited Battersea Dogs Home
to look for a new dog. We had been dogless for nearly 2 years and the time was right for another. We didn't want a boy, only a girl. We didn't want a black dog because all the carpets were cream. We didn't want an older dog.....
But as fate would have it, he chose us! he chose us!!!..!
We knew he was the one, but he was 10 years old then and no one else wanted him. He had been severely neglected, his teeth were rotten and falling out, never been wormed, neutered or treated for an awful flea allergy. He was quite thin but all the parts were in working order. Battersea scrubbed him up like a new penny, took out a few teeth, polished the ones that he had left, and took away a couple of other..er... things that he had no use for. The dogs home were closed over the New Year so we had to wait a couple of days before we could pick him up.
So on January 3rd he lept into the boot of my car and we drove home. 5 years later... well, you know the rest. Happy Birthday Buddy
- enjoy the sausage cake!