Something, or I should say someone, has been neglected of Internet attention as of late. Meet Maisy, my 8 month old Cocker Spaniel (who has a rather amusing tuft of hair likeable to a 'mohican').
6 months ago, upon my parents announcing that they had something to tell me and it turning out to be a dog not a baby, I was left in all honesty, rather annoyed and fed up. Possessions covered in dog hair, a slobbery sofa and chewed up furniture in abundance all danced through my mind. Prior to her arrival, she was one big, horrible, foreboding "IT" in my eyes.
But oh, oh how things have taken a drastic turn. As soon as reluctantly opening the door to potentially be greeted by a stinking, over-excited puppy to which I, in that current 'stereotypical teenager' state could not deal with, I was abruptly overcome by her almond doe eyes set into her gorgeous little face. All it took was her to snuggle into my arms and I was smitten. Literally. Like jam and toast. As paddy McGuiness would say, she is the yoke to my egg. And that has not changed.
In an incredibly subtle and sneaky way Maisy has charmed her way into the centre of the family, to the extent of calling her 'Queen B'. Puppy eyes, you say? You have no idea what you're talking about. A multi-functioning play mate and hot water bottle? Maisy. The culprit of holey underwear? Maisy.
She may treat the dishwasher like a doggy-buffet, nudge you with her nose in exchange for any food you were, you know, actually enjoying, and act up to her nickname of 'Crazy Maisy' without fail, yet, in spite of all of her cheeky mannerisms, I honestly wouldn't trade her for the world. She's the one that runs up to you with the nearest object she can find in her mouth as a present when you enter the room; the companion that follows you around like a comforting shadow and is constantly open to a myriad of cuddles and belly tickles, all the time with her little tail thumping faster than Lewis Hamilton's F1 car.
Have you got a furry friend? Were you ever anti-dog, or was it just this one who has reversed my personality? Is it just 'Maisy-Moo' who loves getting herself in a naughty pickle? let me know!
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