I just wanted to say HELLO, and introduce my tiny showpom, Seva. She mostly sits in my lap as I write, and always listens attentively to everything I read to her. But, the bigger dogs are just as important, and it must be lovely to have them curled at one's feet.
Writing is a lonely, anti-social work, but our pet never minds that as long as we can stroke and feed them every now and then. Luckily, I do not have to take Seva out to do her toilet as she has been trained to a cat's tray with kitchen paper in it. She is only 8 inches high and two and a half lbs in weight. Because of her size, or lack of it, she can curl up comfortably behind me in my chair as I type.
As I have always had a tiny dog, I never felt lonely, even when living alone. I am also quite capable of staying indoors for months at a time, without craving human conversation whilst writing. I am sure this would not be the case without my tiny companion being there always by my side, or sitting on me.
Before owning my precious Seva, I was Mummy to another Pom, (even tinier and also trained to a tray). I called her Ching. She was with me for fourteen years, and I brought her over with me from England when she was thirteen. She only lasted a short while after that. I was so brokenhearted, as Ching was my longest ever relationship. I was so devastated I could not even write, until my husband found me my new baby, (Seva). But, just after her death, I managed to write Ching's story, and posted this tribute to her on a writing site I belonged to. The replies of consolation helped me so very much to cope. Many told me stories of their dog's passing, and although I was upset anew at their sorrow, it made me realise if they could get over the loss, then so would I, eventually.
If you would like to read about Ching, this is the link; Ching The Big Tiny Dog
I would love to hear what you think about the story and if it touched your heart. There is also a picture of her and I am sure you will enjoy hearing all about Ching. If anyone reading this has a story about their pet, please let me know, as I would love to read it.