How I missed out on my ultimate job but somehow it found me.

 

My Ultimate Job

I have always loved dogs. But I haven’t always embraced life due to shyness, meeting insensitive arrogant people and so on, (you know how it goes) so I spent the first half of my life hiding away from people. Past experience taught me that not everyone was like my kindhearted father.

However, lady luck did smile on me in numerous ways, I married my soul mate and had two wonderful children and started writing. Though I hated my paid job, which was stressful and often felt like it should have been sent by worm hole back to the 1800’s, I soldiered on simply to make a living.

Then it happened, I met Bob

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This fluffy wolf who was either going home with us or to a dog pound. How could we not take him? He came with us and captured everyone’s hearts. Through him I made a discovery.

I should have been working with dogs.

This heartfelt belief stayed with me, as I volunteered to work in a friends kennels. Then we made another decision, Bob missed us while we were working and he required a friend, with four legs and a waggy tail. The rest is history. We traveled to the North west of Ireland, Bob interviewed 20 dogs and came home with the pup who stole his and our hearts.

 

50-79Ellie pupThis pup again transformed my life. She was relentless always finding things from tennis balls

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displaying a vivid creative energy. We knew we had to find her a job, before she drove Bob, and us, nuts.

Her job – finding people or recovering them has led us into many new adventures.ipp

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Hisilicon K3

And through her training I have discovered I was right – I should have been working with animals. But I do so now, by volunteering at a kennels, dog walking and dog training and all thanks to these four legged friends, especially Bob and Ellie

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I often feel like  this:

Maria young

I am a six year old, again.

 

Bob’s Diary: Christmas Fun

It is really Christmas now! The internet is working and Maria can post these pics of me, Ellie and our Christmas Eve surprise.

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A new house!

She of course had to try it out first,

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I played it cool.christmas 15 for blog 006

Because I knew this was only the start of it!

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Better, tastier things were yet to come,

christmas 15 for blog 013christmas 15 for blog 012 and I got help to open my tripe parcel with pigs ears.

But they still tasted delish!christmas 15 for blog 015

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Halloween Surprise; Bob

Halloween was full of scary surprises

Firstly no internet, secondly loads of callers to my door so Bob received no treats.

And at the gym we were encouraged to dress up, I would have brought a certain sociable dog however here are a few pictures of the gym crew in action.IMG_9038

I hope you all had a great Halloween.

Bob’s Diary: A sneaky day out.

I heard some people were a little bothered (upset) that I haven’t been seen recently.

I am hidden

I am hidden

I do like taking the bus.

Why are we not moving?

Why are we not moving?

Even if I have to sneak onto it.

Comfort

Comfort

is my middle name

is my middle name

But it is worth it for the amazing comfort and views.

Drive on, please

Drive on, please

Bob’s Diary: Dieting is no fun.

Just a note to remind all of you two legged friends that while you might enjoy dieting, – I don’t.

There is no harm in a little treat or six, every now and then is there?cropped-01-08-08_11393.jpg

So I drew a rough correctly sized treat for a worthy pet such as myself. What do you think?

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Bob’s Diary: I thought the coast was clear.

It was Tuesday Maria was setting up to start blogging after we had a glorious walk when her phone went ping. She grabbed her coat, kicked me and Ellie outside.

When she arrived back we were not greeted as normal. I got curious.

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bob 1 tuesdayThey were back!

 

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This is just ridiculous.

 

 

 

 

they are back

 

 

 

maddie prowlingSomething has to give and it won’t be me.

bob and robyn

Bob’s diary: An Ode to my love…

O, love of my life

you brighten my day

energize my body,

bring my senses to life,

fill me with delight

I thank you, O dinner

you are daily enjoyed

with heartfelt appreciation.

 

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Bob’s Diary: St. Patrick’s Day

Yi ay it’s 17th March, parades, bacon, for breakfast what more could you ask for?

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Balloons, Beer, fun… oh oh…

she is doing it again

Why do I always fall for: there is a dog biscuit in it for you?

ellie no way

Ellie never does, but then she is more into balls and running…

burke bob

What I need now is a Lepreachaun or an Ogre

New home

I feel such a twat… an Irish twat.. I think I’ll move home.. anyone looking for a cute cuddly no exercise type of dog?? Apply here please.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone.