We couldn’t let the year end without paying tribute to Bodie.
He was the dog that we never expected to have. In December 2017, we travelled to a breeder in Portsmouth to choose a goldendoodle. This shouldn’t have been difficult as their were only two puppies left. But we just couldn’t decide between the two utterly gorgeous little chaps that we met. Dave suggested that we take both of them and I had a panic attack!
I had always wanted a dog but life always got in the way. Now that I was working from home, I could finally have a dog and after a great deal of research, I was sure that a goldendoodle would be perfect. The move to North Wales appeared to be postponed due to our purchase of The Woollen Mill falling through. It was the right time to find my first puppy but how could ever I cope with two?
Dave was right. We couldn’t possibly leave one puppy behind and so we took both of them. Looking back, I know that if I had been forced to choose one, I would have picked the cheeky chappie that I immediately named Dougal. We discussed names for the other puppy on the way home and about halfway through the journey, we had settled on Bodie.
It wasn’t long before I realised that there was something magical about the two puppies together and that to leave one behind would have been a terrible mistake.
Our two treasures didn’t double the trouble, they doubled the magic.