Sunday, 7 April 2013

My Precious Boy

All week I've been trying to think of something precious I have for Story Telling Sunday, hosted by Sian over at From High in the Sky.

I've been wondering around my home, looking at things on shelves, searching in drawers and peering in cupboards. All the time being followed, nudged and having a wet nose poked in my ear!

That's when I had a lightbulb moment and realised my precious for this month, it's him:


My boy Alfie!

He is so precious and I can't imagine my life without him, can't remember my life before him either!


Over 3 years ago I walked in to the RSPCA rescue centre at Ashley Heath and found the man of my dreams. Prior to being rescued he'd been locked in a room with no food or water, he was infested with fleas and mites and he had no human contact :(


He came bounding over to me, a bag of bones, and it really was love at first sight! In fact Maddie will often laugh at me because I cried when I saw him, I cried because I knew he was going to be mine.


He loves cuddles more than anything and, although he's a Belgian Shepherd/Collie cross, thinks he's a lap dog!


He gets in weird positions when he's sleeping! He hates being alone in the dark though :(


If you give him a ball it's highly unlikely you'll get it back :)


He loves his cuddly toy "babies" and runs around gathering them all up when I get the vacuum out.


He's turned the garden in to a mud bath.


He owns my heart, loves unconditionally and I am grateful, every moment of every day, that he's mine.

I can't think of anything more precious in my home.

Now it's your turn, head over to From High in the Sky and tell your story.

Hope your weekend is going well.

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx

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23 comments:

Sian said...

He's gorgeous! He didn't have much of a start in life, but he had a lucky break finding you - he looks so happy and healthy and handsome now. Precious indeed.

Angelfish said...

A perfect precious to share Jo :o) You were both lucky that day.
Fi xx

Jennie Hart said...

Oh you two seem so happy together and he is such a handsome boy, no wonder you are smitten.

Missus Wookie said...

Oh what a sweetie - love that he saves his toys from that nasty noisy thing too :)

Kylie said...

Ha! I laughed so hard about him gathering his toys so the vacuum won't get them. What a sweetheart!

Elizabeth said...

He is indeed precious and truly does love you.

Alison said...

Such a great post, Jo....Alfie is such a cutie!
Alison xx

Louise said...

a wonderful story Jo and I know how you feel. Our dogs have always been rescue dogs x

Sheena said...

A perfect choice for your precious Jo, he looks like the perfect companion xxx

dogmatix said...

This made me smile as I read it as I instantly thought of my 2 and felt a bit sentimental. It sure is true that a dogs is a man (or in our case, womans) best friend

Jane said...

he does look precious, you are very lucky to have him.

Becky said...

Aww, this is a lovely post! He does look very precious to you indeed! Thanks for sharing :)

Karen said...

What a cutie! He's the perfect subject for this post.

Jennie said...

A truly lovely post - not only precious but priceless too. I loved reading about him collecting up his toys - made me chuckle. Thanks for sharing, J x

Miriam said...

I can tell by your swamp that he landed on his feet when he came to you and his 'forever' home. I have a four legged precious too. Lovely lovely story Jo.

Sandra said...

Oh Jo, you've made me cry. This is beautiful x

My simple life said...

Beautiful doggy and hes very lucky to have found you :)

jeanie g said...

A perfect precious to pick/ be picked by! He looks so cuddly and will be such a loyal friend if he has been neglected before. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment. Much appreciated.

Lisa-Jane said...

Love the way he collects his babies up! I'm so glad you found each other.

Barbara Eads said...

Animals have a way of becoming members of the family. It's obvious from your post that he's part of yours! Great story.

Sinead said...

Aw he is just adorable! Definitely fits the theme of something precious :D x

S said...

I'm a little tardy in getting around to the storytellers this month, but glad I didn't miss out meeting your pal! Fun snapshots.

humel said...

I'm late coming to this post, Jo, but it's just beautiful :)