Barbadian Photographer/Artist says – Dogs, Love, Loyalty & Joy… Adopt one!

My babe Clio in her favourite place.
In the sea with her ball.

Eleven years old.

Was given 2-3 months over 2 years ago as she had mast cell cancer. Had the lumps cut out by brilliant group of vets at Gus Reader’s and I then decided to make the most of my short time with her.

She has rallied and rallied and is still with me.

She is not meant to leave me yet.

I dread the day.

But at the same time am so grateful for all the years and days and joys and lopsided smiles and love she has showered on me.

This is my child. I have no other child except for my beloved Clyde ( who is 76!)

A pit bull.

Feared breed.

But one of the brightest, most loyal people friendly dogs if brought up in a loving home. She is a prime example of what pit bulls really are like.

I taught her to open doors so I did not have to get up to let her out

I taught her to open doors so I did not have to get up to let her out

I have taught her to open doors so that I did not have to get up to let her out. I can whisper to her and she obeys.

She has also learned to climb the ladder out of the sea. I did this with her so that if she went into the sea ( her favourite place) she would be able to get out again by herself as she also had the habit of unlatching the beach gate ( now has a bolt due to her escapes) and going to play in the sand and sea.

Hilarious to see her nonchalantly climb the ladder out of the sea with her ball

Hilarious to see her nonchalantly climb the ladder out of the sea with her ball

Our pets give us so much.

Consider adopting a dog for yourself. You will not regret the many years of love, fun and loyalty you will get in return. Both The Hope Sanctuary, the R.S.P.C.A. and The Ark Animal Welfare have wonderful dogs waiting for homes.

Corrie

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