Beyond the Blog is a weekly meme hosted by KissinBlueKaren where she throws out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and we blog about it!
This week the topic is Pets!
The furry heart of my family belongs to the best dog in the world Fern, our gorgeous 4 year old ginger (I am sure there is a fancier name for her colour) cocker spaniel.
They say dogs are like their owners and it is true we have matching hair, though hers is in much better condition.
There has hardly been a time in my life when there has not been a dog in it, growing up my parents had golden labradors and retrievers, my current furry brother from another mother is a hairy beast called Rowan who is just adorable.
I have had cats when I lived on a farm years ago but I prefer my a dog, cats are too cunning, dogs are intelligent but cats always look like they are plotting to kill you.
Fern was one of six pups and this is her below with her sister Tay who is her best dog friend (Tay on left, Fern on the right).
She is wonderful girl, affectionate, prone to crazy zooming about moments, obsessed with bananas and partial to sleeping in strange places like my laundry basket.
She really is the most smiley dog too, though these pics don't show it so much, I have never known a dog to look so happy all the time.
She came in to our life at a time at at time when we needed lots of furry affection (and had lots to give back) and started to mend a massive hole that had been left by this handsome boy.
Max was our first furry baby, he was a wonderful wedding present from one of our good friends. He was a massive black labrador retriever, the kind that people cross the road to avoid but he was our beautiful boy, so big and soft but alas he was not with us long.
Max had epilepsy which was treated with a pill every day but at the age of seven the fits that has been once or twice a year started coming a couple of times a day, he got worse and worse, the pills got stronger but he got sicker and one day he left us, it broke our heart.
I think about him everyday and I wish he was still here as him and Fern would have been great pals.
I'd love to get Fern a little pal one day, maybe a kitty cat.....