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Dog Blog: My best friend & why we should all take note of our four legged friends

I certainly remember visiting Crake Tree Manor just outside of Appleby, Cumbria. 8 years ago this year. It was a cold, wet and icy day. We, my mum, grandma, Granda and I. We were all very jet lagged from stepping off a flight from Florida the day before. Never the less my Granda revved the engine as his Lexus’ wheels spun along the very dirty dirt track up to the large farmhouse.

While inside we were greeted by three gorgeous Jack Russell Terriers. We were then taken into the office where in the corner was only what I can describe as a small piece of heaven. 6 tiny little puppies almost falling over their feet greeted us with wagging tails.

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The smallest of them all, maybe the runt. Affectionately known as Rupert found himself a comfy spot by my feet. He looked at me, I looked at him. He looked back at me, I looked down at him. This tiny little baby wagging his tail had consequently broken down my icy exterior and my heart began to overflow with love.

Infatuated by this tiny, gentle animal the other 5 puppies blended into insignificance for I knew that he had chosen us. To be part of our family. To be part of my heart forever.

We don’t deserve dogs

As I lie in bed typing away, back in his native county of Cumbria. He snores away positioned with his bum snuggled into my side. As he lies with his back along the bottom of the pillow. I reflect on how when a dog enters your life they change you for the better and what we can learn from these incredible creatures.

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From that very first time, we met the 4-week old little terror he showed us a love like no other. A love for something other than ourselves. An eternal and unrequited love.

The wagging of his tail. Even when you leave the room momentarily. He is the most excited for your return as if you’ve been gone forever.

For that excitement can make even the loneliest of people feel wanted, the saddest of people feel happy and the weakest of people feel strong.

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UnconDOGinal

For the love you receive from a dog is unconditional, it’s everlasting and it’s the purest and genuine love there is. We are his everything. He has nobody but us. He lives his life for adventures, for interaction and for enjoyment with us. His family. We are his best friends. His forever.

For times we are not patient, and times he is probably too vocal. But he protects us, he guards us and he never lets harm come to us. He takes it as his responsibility, above all, to be the man of the house. A role he undergoes all too well in front of the window cleaner, the postman, the paperboy and the bin me. Whilst behind closed doors. In front of them, he simply lies on his back waiting for his stomach to be scratched.

He’s taught us to give everybody we come into contact with a chance. Whilst at first, we may be wary. If we treat everybody we meet with the same excitable spirit as a dog, the world looks a much better place.

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He’s taught us that routine is great, and whilst every day isn’t Groundhog Day. If you have a little routine in your life it leads to consistency. A daily adventure around lunchtime to blow the cobwebs makes for a pleasant break. A relax, a way to recharge. To explore your surroundings and discover the scenery in which you live.

Dogs are the master of feelings

He’s taught us that it’s alright to be upset and emotional. You don’t have to talk, you don’t have to explain. While he will lie with you and wash away your tears. He will snuggle into you when you need him the most. He’s taught us compassion.

For the games he invents himself. With over 10 different versions of fetch (or even more)! He sure is creative, teaching us that one simple thing often has many different answers. If you have a problem, there are always multiple solutions. So never be beaten.

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There’s no love like a dog’s love

Most of all, yes most of all, at a time when he was needed the most, he showed us that we can love again and for that. Above all, we are forever thankful.

So, Ziggy Rupert, we are eternally grateful that you entered our lives and changed them for the better. As a result, every day you bring a smile to our faces and a love in our heart. We are looking forward to the rest of life’s lessons you send our way. We are truly blessed for you to have chosen us as your happily ever after.

I love you my very best friend

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Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.

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