Dealing with the unexpected

Dedicated to my amazing Amity Team whose fast and accurate decisions and actions led to no injury or loss of life and minimal damage in the fire sustained recently at Amity. Blue, a two-year-old Bedlington Terrier, was chasing a rabbit in the field. The rabbit swerved and ducked. Blue followed its journey relentlessly. The rabbitContinue reading “Dealing with the unexpected”

Decisions, not conditions, make your destiny

The badger mother stood firmly on her ground, refusing to budge. There were three badger cubs behind her. Her front leg was bleeding from a bite of the fox in front of her. One badger cub had strayed from the holt and had been killed by the fox. Though she is injured and in pain,Continue reading “Decisions, not conditions, make your destiny”

S.O.S. Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiva, an active four-year-old English Pointer, was playing his favourite game, Fetch, with Katie, his guardian. They were in the park. There were other dogs playing a similar game. Katie had his favourite pink soft frisbee. It had been his Christmas present last year and immediately became his favourite toy, his immediate go-to when heContinue reading “S.O.S. Shiny Object Syndrome”

How badly do you want it?

Fred, the three-month-old Labrador puppy, was tugging at his guardian’s trousers. His guardian was sitting working on her laptop, ignoring him. “Ball”, Fred thought, “Let’s go play!” She continued to focus on an assignment she needed to hand in. She did not have time for Fred now. Fred whimpered and whined. She turned round toContinue reading “How badly do you want it?”