Hetty’s biggest day out
Jun09

Hetty’s biggest day out

Back in the day, before we wanted a dog, we used to think they were a right hassle. People couldn’t go out because they had a dog. Or they had to take the dog with them and it would be annoying. Or they had to arrange for someone else to look after the dog. But then we got a dog, and we forgot all about that. For about three or four days, until I realised I wouldn’t be able to go to an athletics competition with my son...

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The puppy class
Mar22

The puppy class

When Hetty the cockapoo (or cockerpoo) puppy had her jabs at 12 weeks, the vet said she was ‘very lively’. I initially took this as a compliment, but afterwards I beat myself up over not asking more. Was she more lively than other puppies? Was she too lively? I’ve never had a puppy before, I don’t know what’s ‘normal’. It was like when I heard the health visitor describe my eldest as...

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