Fleabag Friday | Bracken & Ebony

I am happy to announce that Fleabag Fridays is back but I cannot do it without you beautiful readers. If you are reading this and have a pet of your own, please get in touch.

This week we have an extremely cute and fluffy little girl owned by Jessica from Babi a Fi. Having read this I am certain she would be best friends with my dog Pepé. Pepé is also a huge fusspot when it comes to the size of food. Say hello to Bracken:
Bracken
Bracken
Bracken joined our
family in spring 2015.
It wasn’t planned,
exactly. Our beloved family pet, Ebony, had recently died after 12 years of
giving us unconditional love, loyalty, and the honour of being used as a
sentient pillow!
Ebony
Ebony
We had welcomed Ebony,
a labrador and staffie cross, as a tiny pup and she quickly wormed her way into
our hearts. If there was an award for the most food orientated dog, she would
have been a strong contender. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,
but at about age nine Eb learned a whole raft of new tricks for the promise of
doggy treats. Even in her last months, she could be as agile as a gymnast if
she thought there might be a dropped crumb at the end of it.
Eb was irreplaceable
and we had absolutely no intention of even trying.
But it was so quiet
without a four legged defender to bark at every passing pedestrian, and so much
food was ending up in the bin without a canine hoover to dispose of it. More
than anything we missed the companionship, the friendship. Something had to be
done.
When we heard there
was a puppy looking for a home, it didn’t take long to come to a decision.
Bracken is a cross
between a labrador and a spaniel, and quite possibly has other breeds in her
background too. Either way, she looks like a labrador puppy, even at eighteen
months, and always attracts lots of positive attention when we’re out and
about. Her coat is thicker and shaggier too – if she misses her daily brush she
looks like she’s been through a hedge backwards.
Not that she would be
that adventurous. Bracken sees herself as a delicate, ladylike little thing.
She infamously cried over a bite size mini pork pie because it was too big for
her to eat without chewing. If you give her anything that isn’t broken up into
pieces she just looks at you, aghast at your lack of good manners.
 

Bathtime with Bracken
Bathtime with Bracken
When Bracken isn’t
busy turning her nose up at substandard food service, she is making mischief
with her partner in crime – my eighteen month old daughter, Marianna. They
inspire each other to ever greater heights of destruction, and can’t bear to be
parted. It is really sweet what great friends they have become.
Because Bracken has
won us all over, and carved out her own place in our hearts. We’re looking
forward to making lots of happy memories with her for years to come!
Bracken

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If you are interested in taking part in Fleabag Fridays, please get in touch. All pets are welcome from snails to ferrets. Just comment below or tweet me @teainthetub.
There will be a COMPETITION in the future where all participants past and present will have a chance at winning.

Helen x 

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