My little Buddy is two this week so when I saw that the theme of this week’s gallery was ‘eyes’, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to share lots of pictures of him with you all seeing as he’s got the most expressive eyes I’ve ever known a dog to have (obviously this could be a little biased as he’s mine)….
You can tell when what mood he’s in just by looking into his little puppy dog eyes!
We bought Buddy for Miss Frugal really as she’s being asking for a dog for as long as I can remember. When we made the decision to get a dog, we did a lot of research into what sort of dog we wanted – I wanted a small family dog that the children could help take care of but Mr Frugal wanted a Labrador or a German Shepherd (to use his words – ‘not a girly dog’).
In the end I won because I read out the ad on the website for Buddy – I can’t remember the exact words but it explained that he had been poorly when he was little (he nearly died) and as a result he’d had to have a lot of antibiotics and stay with his doggy Mam until the vet said he was well enough to leave her. He was four months old at the time and most people weren’t interested in him because he was that bit older and because he’d been so poorly.
We spoke to the vet who said that although there was a slight possibility of some long term effects of all the medicine he’d had to have when he was little, he didn’t think that should put us off. So we didn’t.
So Buddy came to live with us and we’ve never looked back.
He’s not trained very well, no matter how much we try and he’s quite a nervous dog (scared of the dark when he’s on his own, won’t go out in the rain, won’t stand on wet grass, hates carrier bags…. I could go on) and the nurse at the vets thinks this might be to do with all the medication he had to take when he was a baby.
But despite this, we all love him much more than we ever thought we could love a dog and I’m so pleased we got him.