BOB'S DAILY DIARY IE THROUGH MATURIE YEARS
I have had a new baby while you have been away........ a little Cavapoo puppy who is now just over 14 weeks old and called Barney.....
Cheers Taff Evans
I've been meaning to ask you if there is any particular reason why you can't have a little dog. As you know, Barney has given me a whole new lease of life since I got him and I can't imagine life without him now. He's just such wonderful company and he fills each day with fun and delight.
ps - I'm not a cat person !!!!!!
If you choose carefully, you can get a dog which does not need a lot of exercise and I'm sure you could find family or neighbours who would take it out for you. Many years ago when I had Darling Daisy, my little Westie, I had a neighbour who would call for Daisy whenever she took her cocker spaniel, Ruby, out for a walk. That neighbour, Julie, become my dearest friend. I also had 3 teenagers, Douglas, Catherine and Holly, who would take Daisy out for half an hour after school for £5. I'm sure that there must be teenagers around you who would be happy to earn a little pocket money. Try calling the Head of the local secondary school and ask if they can recommend anyone responsible who might be interested in a little dog walking.
Don't give up on the idea of having a dog because you feel you won't be able to walk it. There are ways to overcome that problem and I promise you it will be worth the effort. Barney has given me a whole new lease of life and every day is a joy with him around. x