I’m running a little late with my A-Z block challenge this week. What with being away in the caravan for a week, then staying glued to the TV watching the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, time has run away with me.
It probably is not much of a surprise that D is for Dog. And what a cute little puppy it is too.
Just over 29% of households in New Zealand own a dog. Medium and large breeds are most popular but there is a definite trend towards smaller breeds, and there are plenty of “designer dogs” around these days.
Although we are a cat household, I have been a dog owner in the past. I had a cute little black and tan spaniel called Joey when I was a young teen, and loved taking him out for walks. Sadly, he ventured too close to the road one day and lost his life when he was struck by a car. Then when I was a young Mum, I owned two pretty little Maltese, Bobo and Angie. I used to drag my young family around to dog shows for a year or two until I decided it was wasn’t fun anymore. Those were the days.