|Even as a tiny puppy Millie loved to travel|
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
A dog called Dexter
Finally the moment we had been waiting for, we were leaving Battersea Dogs and Cats Home with our new cocker spaniel Goofy. First challenge: riding in the car. Our Labrador Millie is a professional journeyer. Friends told of enduring very upset puppies on their first car trip. Not Millie; on her first car ride, she wasn't phased at all. She sat on my lap for the first few minutes of the journey and then hopped off on to the seat next to me, sighed, and went to sleep. She has been a happy traveller ever since.
The staff at Battersea Dogs Home had advised us that it was absolutely fine to change Goofy’s name, as he didn’t really answer to it. We thought that Goofy didn’t really suit this handsome spaniel, and by the time we got home we had decided on Dexter. We had been watching the TV show "Dexter" and thought that Dexter was a cool name. As the TV show was quite dark, we didn’t think many other people would pick the name for their dogs. Wrong!
We moved house, our next door neighbours have a dog called Dexter, which leads to no end of confusion when we call our dogs in. My parents next door neighbours have a cat called Dexter. We go to an agility class with only two other dogs, one of which is called Dexter. Everywhere we go, we can guarantee to meet another dog called Dexter. Although we also like to think that there is no other Dexter quite like ours.