Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Rosie is for life and not just for Christmas



Dedicated to Rosie



The Sweetpeas absolutely love dogs even though we don't have one of our own. If you remember reading my post the other day about Sue , the black labrador and also the random photos that I post up every now again on Instagram that they take of the dogs that live with our family.

This one is of Traffic, my brother's dog officially but he's so lovely that everyone wants to say he's their dog. He didn't start life out with us but he eventually found his way into our family and he's now certainly not going anywhere.


We were also trawling through some scrapbooks the other day and came across this photo of my brother and Tiny. My parents had Tiny right from a puppy and she was an absolutely gorgeous dog. She certainly wasn't just for Christmas.


Anyway, back to why " A Rosie is for life and not just for Christmas"

Rosie is a Basset Hound and is utterly adorable. She's my friend's dog and we get regular updates about what she's been doing via photographs and some little captions. Alyssa thoroughly enjoys reading and looking at them. When my friend sent over a video for Alyssa to take a look at too, well, Alyssa had to watch it immediately even though it was nearly bedtime.

She was delighted at watching her run about and particularly liked how she interacts with their cat too.

Take a peek at the film and you'll see what I mean. (Video was made by my friend's son for a University project. )  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1beFwixg9ek&feature=youtu.be is the link




I particularly like this photograph of Alyssa as you can see how she is transfixed with wonder.



Thank you very much to the SunnyBerry family as Alyssa calls them for allowing us to enjoy Rosie's life too. Rosie has most certainly got a home for life and not just for Christmas.

Here's a photograph of the card that Alyssa found on my Phoenix Trading page which she sent to her after she had an operation. I love how it is still proudly displayed on their fridge.



A Rosie is for life and not just for Christmas.

22 comments:

  1. Aww my cat is called Rosie too!

    Very true, animals are for life. Makes me mad when people dump pets because they are pregnant etc...thats what happened to my cat but luckily Cats protection took her in and rehomed her with us.

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  2. Most children love dogs and are fascinated by them aren't they. Ours is getting old now and I am trying to prepare my children for the day we have to say goodbye - it is heartbreaking.

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  3. Aaron keeps asking for a dog at the moment so I read this post with a great deal of interest. Thank you. xx

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  4. Awwww lovely. I miss having a dog, and may well look at getting another one when my youngest is a bit older!

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  5. We have rescue dogs, I adore Tiny! z

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  6. We're about to rescue a puppy, I miss having dogs in the house after our last one died, to me a house feels more like a home if there are dogs.

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  7. What lovely photo's, I do miss having a dog as it's been a while since we had one due to renting our house :)

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  8. Really sweet photos. We are not a "dog family" but I can see what joy they bring so many people.

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  9. beautiful post. I had a rescue dog called Clouseau he was lovely, he had been abused and neglected by his previous owner and all he wanted was someone to love him . Now we have a lab who is fantastic round the kids, he seems to sense that he needs to be calmer round them.

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    1. That so seems to be the case with a lot of rescue dogs. They just want some affection!

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  10. Beautiful post, I wish we had a dog, but sadly in a flat it would be unfair x

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  11. What a wonderful post and so true .x

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  12. A photo of Tiny made me smile! And my little boy is as amused with the dogs' pictures in the post as Alyssa is in the photos! He loves them, sadly we can't have one (at least not right now). I think every dog that was around in my family came from a rescue, and I believe adoption is a great thing to do!

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  13. Cass from Diary of a Frugal Family has a wonderful dog called Buddy and we loved buddy so much we bought a Bichon too

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  14. Aww what a cutie pie, I adore dogs! That card is just so cute too :)

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  15. So sad when people don't realise the commitment it takes to have a dog

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  16. Such lovely photos, I used to have a black Labrador as a child, he was called Lucky and I loved him so much! xxx

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  17. I just had to say goodbye to my last husky on Christmas Eve. For fourteen years I dedicated myself to my furkids and it breaks my heart when people are so flippant about dog ownership.

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  18. I am a real animal lover - especially cats and Dogs.
    I would never own a Dog just yet as they are so much responsibility and i know i cannot offer the dedication it would need.
    Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures!

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  19. I am terrified of dogs, despite owning them as a child. My kids love them though but we wouldnt have our own

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  20. I remember an ex boyfriend getting a dog then realising he couldn't care for it, I was SO cross with him for not thinking it through but thankfully it was rehomed x

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  21. I haven't had a dog due to allergies but I really miss our cats. We are hoping to get a cat this year.

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