I am blogging on a Monday! I know! It’s been a while since I’ve done that. So why today? Well, because I wanted to show my support for my blogging friend Denyse of Denyse Whelan Blogs. Denyse recently had major surgery for mouth cancer. She has been incredibly courageous and maintained a positive mindset throughout and I am so incredibly impressed and inspired by her. She is home from hospital recovering now and has started back blogging sooner than I expected and I’m sure sooner than she expected also! On Monday’s she has a “Life This Week” link up. It starts back today! There are prompts for blogging subjects each week. They are optional but I’m going with the prompt for this week. This week’s prompt is: ‘Can’t Live Without’
I can’t live without my Ava
Ava is my dog. She’s a ruby Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who will turn 5 years of age in September this year. We decided to get her as a family Christmas gift back in 2012. Here’s why:
On 21 August 2011, our Black and Tan Cavalier King Charles Spaniel boy ‘Colby’ passed away. He and our Tri-colour Cavalier King Charles Spaniel girl ‘Chelsea‘ had grown up together. Chelsea was depressed after his passing. It was very worrying. She just lay about sleeping and there was no joy about her anymore. Once Ava joined our family Chelsea came back to life and in fact was springing around like a puppy again! We did the right thing. She was happy again! Aside from making Chelsea happy again, Ava brought joy to us all. She is gorgeous and her temperament is just so loveable. In May 2016, at the age of 16, we lost Chelsea and now there is just Ava.
Ava is my constant companion. She’s with me for the most part of every day. I talk away to her through my days. She is wonderful company. The things we discuss!! She is the most loyal friend I have – always listening and always loving me no matter what. She has been by my side every moment throughout my recovery from recent surgery. She loves going for walks with me and gets very excited whenever she gets to go in the car with me. I can’t believe she is nearly 5 already. I really couldn’t imagine life without her.
Here are some recent phone snaps of Ava shared on Instagram (including one boomerang clip that shows why I usually lock her inside when I hose the garden):
Ciao for now
This post is linked up with Denyse of Denyse Whelen Blogs for #LifeThisWeek