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#WinningWeekends (9 Jan) 5

After a little Christmas break WinningWeekends is back. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas?  Did santa bring you or your family anything unusual or interesting? For my lads it was all about the Lego, they love the stuff. Then enough toiletries to swim in, more chocolate than we should have consumed and the classic slippers and pjs. For me by far the best surprise of the last month was finding Doris dog, that adorable little face! I am against pets as gifts, but Doris is here as family – not a possession. Or as the Dogs Trust say, a dog is for life not just for Christmas.


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I heart my pet – Freya 10

It would be hard for regular blog readers to have not realised I adore my woofer. She was a rescue from Dogs Trust, she had been stray and severely underweight. She fitted in here so fast, and although we have only been in her life since October she is now utterly irreplaceable. She loves attention, and being a nuisance to the neighbours cats, and running on the muddy field, and (weirdly) the vets. Most dogs dislike posties and vets, not Freya – she hugs them – paws on to their tummies and wagging her tail super fast with her head squashing into them in a please please stroke me kind of way.