I’m just mad about dogs…all dogs, every breed, and size, I often spend my time daydreaming of all the dogs I would like to have in my life, one way or the other. It is not a practical bucket list but an idealistic one. So, there are no exceptions.
I would love it if you played along and told me about your ideal doggy bucket list!
1.A Very Large Breed eg Great Dane, Newfoundland, St. Bernard
I’ve always had dogs in my life but always small, purely down to space. I would find it fascinating to share my home with a large dog and experience what it’s like when you can’t just pick him up and tuck him under your arm. I’d like to take the big dog on a long walk and see what it is like and the reactions of people towards him. I want to have the experience of having a dog who can easily access worktops or the kitchen table and can easily take up the whole of the sofa.
2, A Very Clever Breed eg Collie, Labrador, Poodle
Now I’m not saying my dogs are stupids,(ok I am, but I still love them!). My miniature dachshund is probably the cleverest dog I have owned but he is clever in a cunning, self-centered way. I want a dog who has a sharp brain and who is eager to learn. I would like to make a connection with a cadaver dog or sniffer dog, help to train a guide dog or police dog., the list goes on……
3. Rescue an Old Dog eg Staffie, Lurcher, Jack Russell
In my ‘Doggy Daydream Bucket List’ I would walk into a dog pound and ask them to find me the dog who has been there longest, the one who is overlooked but a total sweetheart, the one who is coming to the end of his life and just wants a loving home or the one who is just, well….ugly. I would take them home (after being home checked of course) and just love them to bits.
Actually, my absolute dream is to win the lottery, walk into a rescue kennels and say ‘come on fellas your coming home with me right now’. (I know…….. but it’s a fantasy.!) They would have acres of land to run free, rooms with under floor heating and organic freshly prepared food. There would be ex-racing greyhounds who could live out their retirement doing whatever they please. Now I’ve gone all emotional……
4. A Pug or Boston Terrier
This is the first specific breed type on my bucket list
I’ve never had the pleasure of knowing one of these dogs, I just adore squishy faces and they seem like great fun.
5.A Golden Retriever
Just a beautifully natured and stunning looking dog for cuddles by the fire and to throw pebbles into the sea for him to fetch.
Now I don’t know anything about Pomeranians but I just adore how they always seem to be smiling, it would just make me happy.
7 A litter of Puppies.
It would be a dream to look after a litter of pups from birth to when they are ready to leave their mum. It would just be heaven to observe the dynamics, watch them grow and develop their own personalities. However, letting them go would be a different matter!
So that’s my list, but I could go on and on. Maybe when I return to fostering I will get to meet some of them, here’s hoping!
This is my nephew’s dog bucket list (yes he’s as daft as me!)
1 A dog who is smart and calm eg Labrador
2 A big active dog eg German Shepherd.
3 A dog that is easy to train eg Collie
Please tell me that I am not the only one with a doggy bucket list and enough time on my hands to daydream. I really want to know if you have one, and remember its a fantasy list. But sometimes we can only dream…….