“What a lovely little Lady”, Darling- Lady and the Tramp
I love reading blog posts getting to know bloggers, so I thought perhaps I’d do a more personal post. On my About Me page I’ve already done 10 facts about me, so this time I thought I would do a post about someone very important to me… My Dalmatian, Lady. (Also, I love that this should probably be about my boyfriend but nah, I’ll write about my dog instead.)
Lady is my 6 year old
daughter dalmatian, who I have had from a teeny tiny puppy. When we went to go pick her out, she was the first puppy I laid eyes on and I knew from the second I saw her that I wanted her and she loved me too so it was like fate. She was also a troublemaker and woke all her brothers and sisters up… I should have known then that Lady does not like people sleeping in. I thought I’d share a few facts about her!
- Her grandfather was a puppy in 102 Dalmatians, although we didn’t find that out until after we’d bought her, as the breeder didn’t want that to be the reason we chose their puppies.
- She has fits every now and then. We’re still not 100% sure what causes them, but we’ve come to the conclusion with her vet that it must be low blood sugar, as now we divide her food up into 3 meals they’ve subsided a lot!
- She’s fully grown although she’s small! Most dalmatians are tall and long and skinny, but Lady has always been short and podgy. Her parents were like that too though, and I’ll love her no matter what!
- She doesn’t know many tricks, but if I’m sitting down and I say “cuddles?!” then she leans her head onto my chest as though she’s giving me cuddles. N’aww.
- She is named after Lady from Lady and the Tramp. If she’d been a boy, I would have called her Pongo like the film, but I just didn’t really like the name Perdy.
If you are thinking of getting a dalmatian, please don’t go into it blind like I did! They are HARD work, they have a lot of energy and are known to be greedy dogs. They also shed fur all the time and are bottomless pits. But they are also extremely loyal and loving, as are most dogs, and I wouldn’t change my little one for anything. If you have a dalmatian, let me know how you cope!