"Behold, the lady of my life, my dearest and most faithful companion; the one whose walk sets my soul alight to hear her approach. The days we spend walking the moors will never be forgotten! The nights we share in front of the fire, content in the knowledge that we truly love each other in equal measure will be fond memories of my middle years.
Each night as I sleep, you guard my bed and protect me. When morning arrives, you always awake first. As I sleep in my bed, you nuzzle me into gradual alertness, licking my face until my eyes open and I acknowledge your presence in my life. Then while I dress, you impatiently walk around the room with a bounce in your stride, eager to start a new day. As you descend the steps before me, I can sense the anticipation of your morning walk as your wagging tail signals my next delight of the day when I follow you down the stairs and towards the front door.
After our morning walk, your mind quickly turns to breakfast in your bowl and all manner of doggy treats which can be purchased by that special look that you know is capable of breaking my heart if your desire is withheld. If only mankind could bottle such a look, never again would he be found wanting of any earthly pleasure by any lady in waiting." William Forde: July 9th, 2016.