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Hello hello hello hello hello!

My name is Digby and we should be friends! In fact we already are friends because I love you! You are my friend and we are friends so we should play together or just cuddle up on the sofa. Either is fine with me! Hello!!!

I guess I should try to explain a bit more about who I am, even though we’re already friends and have been for ages…

My full name is Digby Longington Duke of Bassettshire and I am Adam and Emily’s pet hound, along with my big little brother Cooper, whom you met back in May before I joined the family! I had come over from Ireland where I had been found and rescued and was staying with a nice lady and all her friends until Mum and Dad came along to meet me. I liked them as soon as I met them and I guess they liked me too because a few weeks later I was moving in with them! Mum says that making me part of the family was the quickest decision she’s ever seen Dad make!

Here’s a picture of me and Dad on the day we met! As you can see, we were friends before we even met!

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As you can see I’m the one with the long body and the short legs! No one really knows what kind of dog I am! Mum and Dad think I’m a cross between a Staffie and a Bassett Hound, but I’m definitely one of a kind! People are always asking about me so I get lots of attention which I love!

So anyway Dad told me about this blog thing he does (not really sure what it is if I’m honest but no big deal!) and he said he got Coops to write one once and now it was my turn! All I have to do is tell you about a day in my life! So I thought about it and sat a bit, and stared into space a little, and asked him to remind me what it was he wanted me to do and then yeah I was totally excited to tell everyone! So this is a day in my life!

So I usually get up at about 7:45 when Mum and Coops come downstairs to the kitchen where I sleep. I just like my own space at night and the beds in the kitchen are sooooo comfy! I love to curl up in a little ball and doze the hours away! Mum and Dad say it’s good for me to sleep in there in case I get too desperate during the night… I’m not sure what they mean though as I’m always desperate for love. Luckily I get plenty of it the rest of the time! So I say hey to my big little bro (‘cos he’s bigger than me, but I’m older!) and then I know it’s morning walk time! Sometimes I’m not sure Mum remembers so I like to help out by sitting in the hallway and staring at my harness. I like to stare at things. Sometimes I can stare without having a single thought float through my head!

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Then it’s time for our morning walk which I love so much and have so much fun! Sometimes I have to stay on the lead though because once I tried to make friends with some cows and Mum and Dad didn’t like it. I don’t get what the big deal is though! I just like to be friends! I think the cows are a bit hard of hearing though because I really have to shout when I’m introducing myself! Then they start walking away like I’m not even there! Silly cows… Anyway walks are fun and most of the time Coops and I play chase… Although it always seems to be me chasing him which can get a little frustrating sometimes I must admit. Also between you and me, when I do catch Coops he always says I cheated and that he doesn’t want to play any more! I don’t mind though I guess…

When we get home Mum and Dad have breakfast and I like to whistle for them just to remind them I’m here and that it’s time for my breakfast too! Dad sometimes glares at me though and says stuff to Mum that I’m not sure it very nice about my whistling! I don’t mind though ‘cos he always smiles at me when he leaves. AND THEN IT’S BREAKFAST TIIIIIIIIMMMMMEEEEEE!!! I love breakfast so muuuuch! Well not just breakfast but all food! I love it! Food is the best! I can’t think about anything else when I know I’m going to get some food! I just think about how tasty it is and how quickly I can eat it so I can have some more! It’s so gooood! So tasty! Food is the best isn’t it?! I’ll eat anything too! Variety is the spice of life they say! I say food is the food of life and you should eat food whenever you can! So I finally get breakfast and the yummy food (isn’t food just the best?! I love it!) which I have to eat from this special thing Mum and Dad got me called ‘The Green’. I don’t get it personally. I mean why would you want something that makes it more difficult to eat and totally slows you down? Madness. So yeah I have to work for my breakfast but it’s worth it ‘cos it’s so tasty!

*stares*

Hmm? Sorry I was thinking about breakfast. Where was I? Oh yeah nap time! After breakfast I love to cosy up in my bed and take a nap for a few hours! Sometimes I’ll get some fuss from Mum or Dad and every now and then I like to take a walk around to make sure Mum is ok and everything is secure. My rounds include the washing machine, the dishwasher, checking Mum is working hard, inspecting deliveries, greeting the postman and making sure there isn’t any food left lying about, but mostly I’ll sleep until… LUNCH TIIIIIIMMMMMEEEEEE!!! love lunch so muuuuch! Well not just lunch but all food! I love it! Food is the best! I can’t think about anything else when I know I’m going to get some food! I just think about how tasty it is and how quickly I can eat it so I can have some more! It’s so gooood! So tasty! Food is the best isn’t it?! I’ll eat anything too! Variety is the spice of life they say! I say food is the food of life and you should eat food whenever you can!

*stares*

Mmmmm. Hmm? Oh then I nap some more until about 3 o’clock when Coops and I like to remind Mum and Dad that they love taking us out for another walk! Dad can’t often come though because he’s shut away in his little room until after dark so we just let Mum know mostly by walking about and playing a bit, you know the sort of things you do on a walk! I also like to help by sitting and staring either at Mum or at my harness. Until yay! We go for another walk!

Once we’re home Coops and I nap some more in the kitchen until Mum and Dad have their dinner and then, if it’s a good day and we’re really lucky, then it’s SOFA TIIIIIMMMMEEEE! And I get to curl up on the sofa next to my Dad (I always prefer to curl up next to Dad ‘cos he’s my Dad!) and he strokes me and makes me feel like the happiest dog in the world! I sometimes like to chunter as I relax too which always makes them smile! Sometimes I have dreams that I’m protecting everyone and Coops says I make lots of noise and little howls in my sleep! He says Mum and Dad don’t mind though and that they smile lots more!

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Finally it’s time for bed, though I really hate it when sofa time ends. I don’t want to go so I pretend to be asleep… But usually Mum drags me out for a last pee before CHOMPING CHEW TIIIIIMMMEEEEEE!!! love chomping chews so muuuuch! Well not just chomping chews but all food! I love it! Food is the best! I can’t think about anything else when I know I’m going to get some food! I just think about how tasty it is and how quickly I can eat it so I can have some more! It’s so gooood! So tasty! Food is the best isn’t it?! I’ll eat anything too! Variety is the spice of life they say! I say food is the food of life and you should eat food whenever you can! Chomping chews!

*stares*

And then they wish me good night and head upstars, so I just curl up and go to sleep!

*chunters*

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