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My Dog Blog


In September 2010, my husband and I decided we wanted a dog; I used to class myself as a “Cat person”.  Cats ruled, they are so much easier to look after than dogs, you don’t need to take them for a walk, they don’t demand as much attention as a dog and ‘life’s a beach’. The only downside with a cat is that from an early age you have to train them not to play chicken with cars and trucks, they seem to think it’s fun, having 9 lives and all.  So with this in mind we decided dog was the way forward. One Sunday Morning we went to Manchester Dogs Home to take a look around. Wow, if you have ever been to a Dogs Home you will know what I mean.  It’s quite an experience seeing all those animals desperate for love and affection. Of course from the minute I walked into the small dog enclosure the first dog I saw was labeled as a Chihuahua cross breed age 14 years.  It was the scruffiest, oldest looking dog I had ever seen, and immediately fell in love with her.  My husband was not impressed at all, he wanted a sheepdog! I still laugh thinking about when they lifted my chosen dog out of her pen and put her in my arms, I was flooded with kisses and cuddles, well that was it, I was on my way to the counter with my new dog under my arm, and my husband dragging his feet and growling at me all the way.

My new dog was very thin, underweight and had a lot of scabs around her bottom, she had no teeth at the front top and bottom but still had all her fangs which protruded from the bottom of her mouth, this made her look really funny, and dare I say it…. ugly, but to me that is what made her cute.  We were given a new dog pack, and told she needed to have her last vaccination from the vet and I must arrange this myself. We got home and had no idea what to call this new dog, she had not been named  at the Home as she had been found Stray about 2 weeks prior to me rescuing her, we shouted thousands of names at her but none of them caught her attention so for the first 4 days she was known as “thingy”. Eventually we named her “Missy”, born again, into her new home with new loving owners, yes even my husband came round, a lot quicker than I expected.  Missy just wants cuddles and kisses and lot of love, she is a loyal friend and the best Pet we have ever had. We don’t know for sure how old she is, she has lots of energy, and is a very affectionate dog. Missy is my inspiration, since I have owner her she has helped me focus on my life and where I want to go, where I want to be in 10 years, and now all thanks to Missy I am the proud owner of GGL Pet Supplies and Services.