my constant companion
This beautiful creature, a leggy blonde with the continually happy demeanour has become my constant companion.
This New Year’s Day she’ll be four years old and we’ll have had her in our lives for almost as long. Biscuit has enriched and enhanced our family life in so many ways – not a day goes by where I can’t resist stopping what I’m doing just to give her a cuddle.
She has no hidden agenda and places no demands other than to be shown affection, to be walked, well fed and thrown the occasional ball. Actually, many balls are preferable but she’ll happily settle for one!
My work from home office mate, Holly’s crazy little “sister” and Patrick’s doting, doe eyed admirer, Biscuit is such a huge part of our family life, it seems impossible that we ever existed without her.
Since bringing her into our home, I have frequent moments when I think about how life would be without her – hopefully a very long way off but a daunting prospect nonetheless. When you love something that much, its only natural to wonder both how you got by without it, and how will you cope when it’s no longer there.
she smiles when she greets people…
She has quirks that make her even more irresistible. She smiles when she greets people – an actual raising of the top lip that bares her teeth meaning some people retreat in hasty confusion. A crazy wagging tail at one end and an apparently scary face at the other!
And that tail. It wags with such joyous force that she has split the very tip of it a number of times. Imagine if you will the bloody (literally) mess to clean up! Apparently this is known as Happy Tail Syndrome and is quite common in short haired labradors. Who knew?
Mud and other unmentionable substance rolling, smiling, tail splitting and a few questionable eating habits aside, Biscuit is by far the most easy going family member among us. If you’re ever in a position to have a dog, it’s something I would wholeheartedly recommend. You’ll never regret it for a moment!
WEARING: Sunglasses – ASOS – similar | Lips – Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips in Secret Salma | Cashmere Shawl – Lois Avery c/o | Top – ASOS | Cardigan – hush c/0 | Jeans – Donna Ida for Jaeger c/o | Converse All Star Low – Office
All canine cuddles aside (although I’m not so sure the one above is being very well received!), I’d like to end this post on a cashmere note. Is there a better note to end on?
The products are stunning – I’m wearing the Italian Days scarf in Charcoal in these pics and I don’t think I’ve taken it off since she so kindly gave it to me. If dreamy Italian imagery, feather soft cashmere, beautiful packaging and wanderlust are among your favourite things, take a look at the collection and Jennie’s story of how her magical cashmere dream became a reality.
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