The Diary of Mr J
Well life has had its up’s and down’s lately!
My old human was very ill and couldn’t look after me anymore, so I went to stay with some very nice people at the Stokenchurch Dog Rescue centre. Where they told me after a few days they would see if another human wanted to adopt me and give me a new forever home.
And what do you know? The very first day I was up for adoption a human came in and said she would give me a forever home.
We went for a walk a few times, and played ball in the field, so that we could get to know each other a little bit.
Then came the big day, I was going home to a new forever home, with my new human mum.
I jumped straight in the car, after I had said my goodbyes to the girls who had been looking after me.
I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, so I did jump around a bit, but my new human kept talking to me, and I felt safe enough to settle down.
We stopped at the woods before we went home, and went for a lovely long walk, so many interesting smells, and I could stop and sniff, and pee, as much as I wanted. I even met some other dogs, who seemed to be ok, although one was a bit too bouncy for my liking, so I soon told him what I thought, these youngsters have no respect sometimes, and they must be put in their place.
Back in the car, and I sat very still and was told I am a very good boy, which made me wiggle with pleasure.
Then we got to my new home, so much sniffing to do, so many places to explore.
I was a bit worried the first night, where was I going to sleep, how did I get out if I needed a pee (or more)?
But my new mum kept showing me a little garden, so I guess that’s where I pee. And she gave me a blanket, but I preferred to sit on her lap and get cuddles, I do like cuddles.
At bed time, I was allowed on the big bed, but was told it wasn’t all for me, and I had to share!
We are getting into a routine now, and my mum understands when I need to go outside, and she always makes a fuss of me when I am good.
But I did get told off for pinching a square of chocolate she left on the table…well silly mum shouldn’t have left the chair there for me to jump up on, but I guess she has as much to learn as I do.
Each morning after we have had breakfast, and mum has been in that funny clear box with all the water, we go to the woods. I still must have a lead on for a few weeks, until we get really used to each other, and I can prove that I will come back when she calls me, but it’s a long lead and she doesn’t mind me stopping to sniff and pee all the time.
Mum even took a photo of me in the woods, don’t I look handsome, I am standing near the Copper Beech tree that was planted by Prince Charles, mum calls it Charlies tree. 🙂
Now I have a little problem, and mum has told me I should go to see the vet tomorrow!! But my ear is a little bit sore, so maybe it’s for the best…. We will see!
I am not so sure I like it when mum leaves me for a while, but she does always come back, so I will get used to it, and I get chicken treats when I am good or she comes back after being gone for a while, so it’s not all bad.
Anyway, that’s all for now as we are about to go out on our evening walk, and then all I will want to do is sleep.
love and licks Mr J