Tuesday 26th July 2011 – Shadow here

It’s Shadow here. I’ve never written anything before so please forgive me if I make some mistakes. Alfie said as what was happening was all about me that I should tell you about it in person. I don’t know where to start. I never thought it would turn out like this. When my Mistress said would I like to have a family of my own I thought it would be easy. I’m a very caring sort of dog and bringing up puppies is something I would love to do. That’s how I came to be meeting Rino. Even before I got that far I had to have lots of tests done to make sure I was healthy. Some of those weren’t so nice. There was one for my eyes where I didn’t like the vet so I gave him a big scratch on his arm. Then there was the one where they took blood and James nearly fainted. I got through all those though and was given a special paper saying I could meet Rino.

It was exciting packing for this trip. I’d seen a picture of Rino and he is a very handsome bloke. I really thought things couldn’t get any better. The journey here all went well and we arranged to meet him. That’s when things stopped being quite what I had imagined. How did dogs not become extinct years ago? If they had told me what was involved to become pregnant I think I would have adopted instead of tried to have my own. Rino had barely said hello when he started doing things that I just hadn’t bargained on. I won’t go into detail in case there are any children reading. My Mistress has to hold me in position so |I wouldn’t try to pull away from him. That would have hurt both of us.

Rino was very sweet and he kept giving me little kisses and asking if I was ok. I was happy to go and see him again the following day and we played together a little bit then.

Oh dear, I’ve just seen my Mistress packing the car up to leave without me. I’m going to have to go so I can say goodbye. To be honest I’m feeling a bit choked up to. I’ll see if Alfie will let me tell you the rest of the story tomorrow.

Alfie Dog with a little help from Rosemary J Kind alfie@alfiedog.me.uk

Alfie’s Diary – the Book is available at Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00583ZGSA