The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Whilst the war against our very own terror (read: mouse infestation) was still raging, it's been a time of endings and new beginnings at what feels like lightening speed. I'll let M write about endings – as the saying goes: 'Besser ein Ende mit Schrecken as ein Schrecken ohne Ende'…. translates something like 'Better to have a dreadful end than dread without end'.
One of our 'new beginnings' is called Micro (short for 'Microbus' or a small French bus) and officially became part of our family a couple of weeks ago! We are the proudest, most happy, and slightly over-tired adoptive 'parents'. Ever since I ventured out after finishing high school – and I won't tell just how long that's been – I have been dreaming of having a dog again one day. There were many good reasons not to, with extensive travel and long working hours amongst the most pertinent ones. M and I have been sharing a home for over 11 years now, and the plan was to have a cat and a dog when we had settled somewhere (likely not in the UK) with a nice – slightly larger (!!) – home and a garden. But with everything that has been going on over the past year – the relationship ups and downs, professional challenges (to say the least), and health struggles, M put the question out there: 'what are we waiting for? Why aren't we looking into what it would take to adopt a rescue dog?'.
Well, we asked our landlady for permission, which was gladly granted, and started doing our research, looking at rescue centres and RSPCA websites, etc….. Two weeks after meeting Micro at the RSPCA kennel, he came home with us, and we haven't looked back :-)
He is quickly learning new tricks, loves to cuddle and use us as human sleeping cushions, and has made friends with staff and owner of our favourite cafe (see above), which is perfectly located half way to the park. I (almost) don't mind that he wanted to go for a walk and a wee at 5am this morning…..
Anyway, got to go…. Micro has woken up and it's time to head into the park for the second half of our Sunday walk. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!! And let us know if you can think of good games to play and tricks to teach.