OK, it’s official, Pea is now 10 months and 17 days old and the time he’s been with us has been incredibly colourful. We initially had quite a cute but bitey little man who wouldn’t stay still long enough for cuddles, hated having his fur brushed, spat everything we fed him out on the floor before pushing around with his nose to see if he fancied eating it or not, to a beautiful little boy who absolutely adores his HuDad and will lavish us both with lots of cuddles and kisses to last a lifetime and does have a little separation anxiety (which we’re trying to sort out) when HuDad goes out anywhere, destroys all his toys (apart from the PetQwerks Jingle X-Tire I bought him from Amazon US – have I managed to get something that defeats him – seriously doubt it) but has the sweetest nature (unless you’re Barry trying to steal his breakfast) that I dare anyone not to crumble at.
When he was 3 months old I didn’t realise that all the bites I sustained and tears I shed with pain from his more than energetic play would be a far flung distant memory a mere 7 months later when he melts my heart bringing me one of his half chewed, stuffing half hanging out, leg missing cuddly toys to play catch in the dark evenings, or when at 3am in the morning I turn over in bed and find myself laying on his favourite beco bone and squeaky ball that he so thoughtfully placed under the duvet for me to find in some doggy hide and seek with him.
We now have a beautiful little fur boy, still a puppy for another few months but I can already see that he’s super intelligent, incredibly loving and has made a huge impact on me which I thought would be impossible after losing my “first born” fur boy Biscuit some 11 months ago. I never thought I would fall in love again as losing Biscuit left me heartbroken. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about Biscuit though, I even still have a little cry about him too and will never ever forget him. Pea will always hear about the exploits Uncle Biscuit had and how I hope he’s watching over him seeing how he’s driving his Humummy mad but Pea, although not a replacement by any means, has helped in part to heal some of the hurt but has now created a Pea shaped play area in my affections that will only get bigger as the years go on.