Well we did it; we got a dog from the Dogs Trust.
Merlin (after the aircraft engine and not the wizard) is a year old harrier beagle (beagle on steroids) he has been in kennels most of his life and we are the third set of people to take him in. His nickname is 'The Destroyer' as he will eat anything or give it a damned good chew! What was I .. what were we thinking at the time?
Merlin has given me a reason to get out each and every day even if it just to the end of the road for him to do his business.
He came to his forever home on 9th December and where he may like his forever home I do wish he would not try to chew it all. He is a good listener and puts everything in perspective; walking the beach with a dog is the best feeling in the world from someone who though I may never get to walk again.
Merlin is mad and is chaotic so he and I get on pretty well. I will write a message board of his adventures but to date I have spent my time having arms stretched as well as having carpal tunnel surgery. Waiting now for gall bladder to be removed..... this could be fun with a boisterous beagle!!!!!