The thought of "animal therapy" to me at university was ludicrous.
Why would I want to play for puppies and kittens for an hour during my exams?
This was the welfare team's idea of keeping our stress levels low during finals. Needless to say, I didn't go to any animal therapy classes and I still passed my exams.
Thing is you don't realise the impact a dog or a cat has on your life until they are no longer there.
That's why we like stealing this little munchkin as much as we can.
We sadly lost our little Candy almost 2 years ago now and nothing will ever replace the hole she left in our hearts. Now I truly miss the value of a little doggy running around the house causing mischief and giving you cuddles.
Although we have our own place, we still can't really get a little doggy of our own. We both work full-time and it's would be really unfair to get a pet who stays at home all on their own.
So we make use of all of his family dogs. He surprises me every now and then with little Lii Lii or Mimi and they are such a treat to have over (except the snoring, pugs snoring is horrendous!). And hopefully they enjoy sleepovers over here too!
We had Lii Lii to stay this weekend. She is such a cutie but a little rascal and diva and very weird when it comes to walks.
She will walk behind you, beside you, next to your feet but never in front of you more than a foot! Normal dogs want to run and jump and chase anything that's moving but Lii Lii is still a scared little pug.
It's also an excuse to get the Mr out for a walk! He's not a fan of those.
It does help that the sun was shining in Chineham too!