I talk about my dogs a lot, they are after all my babies. Without them I don’t know what I would do with my days.
Frankie is my early warning system if I’m going to be ill ( when I say ill I mean sicker than normal). He knows three days before it happens. Its not something he’s been trained to do its just something he’s always done. His warning is quite subtle and to the untrained eye would probably mean nothing. Sometimes I don’t even notice it until it becomes more persistent and I can’t use the bathroom without him barging in! He is stuck to my side constantly in the three days before I crash and continues until I’m out the other side of it. I worry that its an awful lot of pressure for him to deal with and its no wonder he is so protective of me that he will occasionally bark at my husband if he comes into my room whilst I’m under his watchful gaze.
This is nurse Frankie when he was on duty two weeks ago. He puts his legs on head on me so that I can not move without him being aware of it. He’s going to be 8 this year and a more soppy loving dog would be difficult to find. Although if you met him out and about you would think he was a wild barking brute. Give him a bonio and things change dramatically! Frankie is my dog and has been right from the start.
Willow, Farnkies sister is a different kettle of fish. I think she would have been happier in a house where she was the only dog. The runt of the litter who we didn’t expect to live as she weighed 100g less than all the other pups in the litter had attention lavished upon her from the day she was born. Willow believes that humans purely exist to ensure she is cuddled and adored from the minute she wakes until the moment she sleeps. Everyone who visited the house ends up with willow stuck to their side having to cuddle her! She is the leader of the pack and can be quite bossy. She’s not a massive licker, to receive a kiss is quite an honour. She’s a nervous dog taking after her mum Mollie. She likes to bark and has on occasion barked herself hoarse. Luckily for the neighbours her barking mainly takes place in the car.