On the 19th May 2003 my beloved chocolate Labrador, Brodie, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I thought I could never love another dog again, she was the best dog in the world…ever!
A year later my ex-husband called & asked would I like to babysit his employer’s black Labrador while the chap was in Spain for 6 weeks. I said I would & made great friends with Lindy, so much so that when the 6 weeks became 8 I didn’t want to give her back! I had to of course and was well paid for looking after her.
What better way to spend my earnings than finding a new dog that needed a new home? After searching awhile I came across an advert for a 10 month old black Labrador girl that was no longer wanted by her family. Drove down to Dagenham on the 8th September 2004 with a bundle of cash and met the very quiet & timid un-Labrador-like Stella, and, along with her pedigree papers, toy, a little food & vet record, brought her home (via Pets at Home for a new bed and various other extravagances)
We came to discover that Stella was quiet as she hadn’t had a great start in life. She was pretty much scared of everything and everyone and it’s been quite a journey watching her trust and confidence slowly grow. There are still a few anxiety issues & of course now she’s older more general health issues too.
Despite everything, she turned into a faithful friend and my (almost) constant companion, and, in the 6 & a bit years since our eyes first met, I’ve never once regretted taking her on. Here’s to many more Woof Wednesdays!
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