Puppy

It is a constant source of irritation to me and my Mom, that we never knew each other until I was two and a half years old. And now she has the same irritation because of Charlie.

Like most greyhounds, I spent my puppy hood in racing kennels, firstly with my birth mother, and then kenneled with another large hound who was a racer. I remember very little about it. My real life started when I met my Mom on that Snowy Day in 2011.

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But puppies are really cute, they are small and cuddly, and so very lovable. Mom loves me dearly, but she wishes she had photographs and memories of when I was small.  She would have loved to have known me then.

I wonder though, if I would have turned out to be exactly the same as I am now, if I had not had the experiences I had.

If I had grown up with a sofa, and cuddles, and treats and toys, would I be the happy dog I am today? Would I love my Mom so much if I hadn’t been so grateful to her? It is a difficult question.

When I met Mom, I was a sad little hound, I hadn’t raced, and although I have never been neglected or mistreated, I had not experienced love before, or a loving home. It took quite a long time to get used to it, and my Mom was very patient. In those Early Days, I had to learn a lot of things that puppies usually learn when they are little.

And I only learned to love Mom after I had met her of course. Before then, I knew nothing of love.

Charlie was different. He had lots of love I think, because he was obviously used to being a cuddly lap dog, he was house trained and knew how to sit. I think he was fed human food too, tidbits by hand, because of the way he sometimes acted when we first had him.

He is a really cute dog now, as a grown up, so he must have been unbelievably irresistable as a puppy!
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So when Mom heard that there was a possibility of getting some photographs of him when he was little, she got very excited! It’s not definite yet, but a good possibility, which is as good as it gets. I know that it is too late to get any pictures of me when I was young, if any ever existed at all, but at least she has the chance with Charlie.

This would make Mom so very happy.

And I love my Mom to be happy, so paws crossed.

Bella

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6 thoughts on “Puppy

  1. I hope she is able to get those pictures of Charlie! I think about that a lot also with my Bella! I wonder also. I’m am.so glad mom picked you or I never would have met you. You and Charlie make so many smile!

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