It was Indigo's 4th birthday while we were away, so we had to celebrate on a different day for the first time in her little life. This made me feel like a bad dog mum, but hey, it's not like she'd know any different, right? We took her and Molly Mouse to Hylands Park which is a really beautiful local park, bought her some presents and a specially made cake for dogs, which you can see here.
I suppose my life changed a lot that year, and I needed something positive to focus on. So I decided to get a little Shih Tzu, and quite honestly she's the best investment I've ever made. Slowly, day by day, this fluffy little dog made me happy again. For that I'll always be grateful to her.
I'll never forget how she pulled me out of that dark place and made me smile again. I'm not saying the answer to a bereavement is as simple as getting a pet. But for me, she gave me a reason to get up in the mornings and made me enjoy life again.
Puppies, babies, weddings, we all need something positive to focus on. There's something beautiful about new beginnings isn't there. If you can relate to my story, or have a special one of your own I'd love to hear it.