Mummy met Nada at our Hyde Park Cockapoo meets. They knew they had a couple of things in common – they’re both Londoners crazy about their cockapoos. But what they didn’t know is that Bella and I changed their lives.
Before I became a part of her life, Mummy did not know much about us dogs and was always a bit nervous around them. She did not get the whole thing about us being “man’s best friend”. Along came I … and today, she prefers dining, travelling, doing everything she can with me and then also George. She even insists we sleep on her bed. Today, she spends a lot of time pushing for our rights to exist in her daily life – as in travel, dining, shopping, etc, etc.
Nada’s fear of dogs was a bit more intense. She was terrified of them. For twenty years she managed to put off her children’s plea to have a dog. She finally gave in or at least to take control of the situation. She would decide what kind of dog they were getting. Along came Bella. Nada wasn’t in the least comfortable with Bella to begin with but when her daughters went off to school, she had no choice but to deal with the task of walking and feeding the dog. When Bella was about five months old, she became very ill. It was then that Nada began to realise how much she had begun to care for this furry member of her family.
She went to see Bella’s puppies two weeks ago. Yesterday she took time off from me and George to see them again – before they all leave to go to their respective new homes. This is Baby This is Rio This is Lola This is Pip Who gave Mummy lots of kisses. This is Alfie And finally this is Otto.
One cuter than the next. But only a few years ago, both Mummy and Nada would never have thought that they could each spend an afternoon totally mesmerised by six little puppies – holding them and giving cuddles. Some things do change.