For all the dogs, horses and other animals who have bravely stood by and supported their humans in times of war.
I hope I would be as brave as you if I were called upon to do the same.
You are my heroes.
As as staffie, some people make a judgement about me before getting to know me, and that makes my big old heart very sad. I've heard that happens to some humans too. I was out and about in Kemptown today and I saw a man sitting with a sign that said "I just need someone to care..." and it got me thinking. So, I thought I would share this:
A little more kindness and a little less greed;
A little more giving and a little less need;
A little more smile and a little less frown,
A little less kicking a man (and dog) when he's down;
A little more "we" and a little less 'I',
A little more laughs and a little less cry;
A little more flowers on the pathway of life;
And fewer on graves at the end of the strife.
First, my beautiful sister, Gina, came to visit me. She came with her boyfriend all the way from Australia. AND while they were here, they got engaged. I am so excited as I'm going to have a human brother - yay!
Then it was something called Brighton Pride. There was a big parade that went by at the end of the street where I live with Mummy. I looked my best that day, and a lot of people asked to have their photo taken with me. I think I was a bit of a hit.
My friend Iain (looking cool in those sunglasses), who is a coach at the Brighton Table Tennis Club, drove the Club's van which had a rainbow coloured table tennis table on the back. He had a great time; people were coming up to him, giving him high fives all along the route - he loved it. He was in the van with one of the players - his name is Chris too.
I'm sad the summer is over, but it means I get to snuggle on the sofa and I can lie in front of the fire too because after such a hectic summer I need a bit of a rest.
My friend Brian (Adventure Pack Leader) has just come back from his holidays in Australia. While he was away we didn't go on our daily adventures, but I did get to walk with the lovely Roo, she's Brian's doggy friend. I sometimes get a bit jealous if another dog comes for a walk with Julie and me, but I was very good, and I kept my barks in - well almost.
I got a new orange football too this summer, although I have managed to puncture it already as I got a bit too eager and kept biting it.
And Julie needed to have a photo taken for work, so I decided to join in too. I was trying to lick her nose - I thought it was very funny!
Why not write and tell me what you've been doing over your summer, I would love to hear from you.
Lots of love, licks and paw four
Your doggy pal
“Money can buy you a fine dog,
but only love can make him wag his tail."
Hello, my name is Rex, but you can call me Rexy. I'm a Staffie. I am eight years old, although I don't think I look it, and I've been told I'm a rather handsome boy.
I used to live in London, but earlier this year me and lovely my human Mum moved to Brighton (well Hove, actually). Since then I've made lots of lovely new friends.
I LOVE it here!
I'm a very busy boy. In the morning I'm collected for my daily adventure with Brian and the gang. I like to keep fit and make sure I'm beach ready at all times. Big bark up and a paw four to Brain and my pals.
After the gang and I have romped around and had lots of fun, I get dropped for my afternoon snooze at my second home, and then my human friend Julie takes me home.
We sometimes take the bus, which I really like because I get to say 'Hello' to so many people, it's such fun. I like to look out of the window too and watch the world go by.
I want the world to see that Staffies are good. We have BIG hearts and we just want to love you and be loved back.
I get very sad when people look frightened of me. I know I bark sometimes, but it's only because I'm excited. I try really, really hard not to, but they just sort of slip out.
If you see me out and about come and say 'Hello', I'd be very pleased to meet you.
I have many doggy heroes, and as I get better at typing I will share stories about them with you.
If you have a dog hero story or just want to share photos and stories of your pawfect doggy pals, I would love to hear from you.
Woofs, licks and paw four
Kemp Town, Brighton, Brighton, The City Of Brighton And Hove, England, United Kingdom Ton