So today has been emotional.
I guess unless you are a dog owner, you might not get it – but today Dylan had her first real grown up cut.
And I admit I shed a tear before I took her to the groomers, and again when I left her there.
Naturally, Dyls skipped off with the groomer without giving me a backward glance!
No wonder someone asked at puppy class if Dyls was really my dog or had I borrowed her!
That puppy has no separation issues at all – which is why I keep ending up in the broom cupboard at class. See previous blog!
I think the cut signifies Dyls is fast becoming a dog and not a puppy anymore.
She’s ten months old and the time had just flown by.
I remember someone saying to me when I got Dyls to take lots of photos, videos and enjoy every second of her puppyhood. It was the best advice ever.
I did, and this time with her has been so precious.
I know she’s still technically a puppy – and as most people say, one of the naughtiest puppies they’ve ever met – but today is a turning point.
A reminder that nothing stands still and time moves on whether we like it or not.
When I got her back from the groomers, she looked like a proper Welshie – but oh so tiny without the masses of puppy fluff!
Cue more tears.
And the report from the groomer was Dyls was a good girl, but very quickly worked out how to turn the hairdryer off with her paw – and did it every time the groomer started to dry her!
The groomer told me she’s never had a dog let alone a puppy do that before.
Yay Go Dylan!
Yep my little Welshie is one clever pup and knows exactly what she is doing – does explain a lot about her behaviour at puppy class!
So Dylan is sleek, smelling gorgeous and with a pink bow in her collar, which she managed to pull off by the time we got home – such a tomboy!
I love her scruffy puppy look, but I know this is the sensible option for summer and the warm weather – especially when we pack up and move to a warmer climate next month.
It’s right, it’s sensible, Dyls still looks cute, so why do I still feel sad?
I think it’s about time flying and changes happening thick and fast.
So much has happened in a year that sometimes I can hardly keep up with my own life!
Now I have a business that allows me mostly to work from anywhere.
A new volunteering role which I love and get so much from, plus I work with a great bunch of lovely, funny people who are becoming firm friends.
And I have my bouncy puppy who gets into trouble every day! And very often leads me into trouble too!
A year ago I was unhappy with work and knew I needed to make changes. It was affecting all areas of my life.
So I did leap off that cliff and though I haven’t landed safely yet, the flight down has been an adventure – and I have learned so much about myself on the way down.
And the adventure continues.
So to anyone out there who is feeling unsure or unhappy, I would say go for it, make a change, see what happens. Perhaps the saddest thing in life is to have ‘What If’s’ .
It doesn’t have to be a big change small is good too – but don’t waste time just “settling” when there is always another road.
Oh and of course as far as I’m concerned, that road is even better with a Welshie by your side!