Morning!! Thought I’d check in whilst Tyson (the older fur-bro) sleeps. We’re on our way up to North Wales with the human-parents to spend a few days in North Wales with my human-sister and her family. We’ve been up since the crack of dawn, but we’ve not long stopped at the service station so we could have a wee and a drink, and I could have my epilepsy medication. So, whilst Tyson snores next to me, let me tell you…OMG WHAT IS THAT SMELL? Urgh. Tyson has wind. You always know when he’s done one. He starts barking to try and cover it up but we all know it’s him. He stinks!!
Where was I? Oh yes, let me tell you a little bit about me.
I’m Tilly. I’m about 4 years old, but I was a rescue dog so no one knows exactly how old I am. I’m part Staffordshire bull terrier, and a bit of something else. I was adopted by the humans two days before Christmas in 2015. I had a really horrible life before that. The humans that looked after me in the rescue centre said I was used for dog fighting, and I had been forced to have puppies, which were taken away from me far too quickly. I have a wonderful life now, but I also have a few issues because of the awful start to my life. I have epilepsy – I have to have medication twice a day, but I still have seizures at night every so often. I also suffer from panic attacks and anxiety, which are getting a little bit better, but I’m still quite a nervous dog. However, I’m also the most loyal and gentle dog that you can imagine. I forget how big I am sometimes, and curl up on my human’s lap like I’m a chihuahua. Last summer, the parents adopted Tyson, an older Staffy, and he is my best friend and my protector.
Hello from North Wales! It’s absolutely chucking it down with rain. I didn’t want to get out of the car because I really, really don’t like the rain, but they made me. Once we had said hello and given everyone a big sloppy kiss and ran up and down the stairs a few times looking for the cats, we had our breakfast and had our teeth cleaned. The human dad said it’s super important to keep on top of dog dental care – no one likes a dog with manky teeth and smelly breath. God knows we suffer enough with Tyson and his stinky butt!!!
So, there’s been a bit of a break in the rain clouds so we have come for a trip to Betws-y-Coed. I haven’t been here before but it’s lovely. We’ve sat down to the humans can have a coffee and we can have a drink. No one who walks past us can resist giving Tyson or me a pat and a fuss. We just stand or lie at the humans’ feet and await the adoration…
The adults stopped for another sit-down and for some chips. The kids had a play by the river before we went for a walk through the forest. Tyson usually walks with Dad, I walk with Mum. I’m usually pretty good at walking, but occasionally I try to do my own thing. And if it rains….well, I plant my feet and I will not move. It has been known for dad to have to pick me up and carry me. I hate the rain!!
On the way home, we stopped off at Llandudno for a walk and a play. It’s taken a long time and many trips to the seaside to get me on the beach – at first, I didn’t like the sand. Now I will tolerate it, although I’d rather stick to the grass. Tyson is the opposite – he loves it. He runs around with a big goofy smile on his face, goes for a paddle in the sea and launches himself on the sand for a roll about. Me? I like to stay close to a human.
Feeling so tired. I will update la…SNORE
Ah, that’s better. I’ve had a sleep, I’ve had my tea and I’ve had my second lot of epilepsy meds. Now, the humans are all settled down to watch a movie so I’ve kicked one of the humans off the sofa so I can cuddle up to Mum to watch the film. See, I told you I thought I was a lap dog!
Bed time!! Because of my panic attacks and fits, Mum and I sleep downstairs so we don’t disturb anyone else. She sleeps on the air bed on the floor and I sleep on the dog cushion, snuggled up to my teddy bear. Night night!
*This post is a collaboration with PEDIGREE®, but all thoughts are my own. For additional dental care information, you can read the Pedigree article for tips and advice.