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Tialys said I could be the guest blogger today because she says I am adorable, affectionate, calm, playful and gorgeous and can’t understand why, even though everybody who knows me loves me, I keep being overlooked when people come to the kennels to adopt a dog.
This is me. My name is Blacky.
When I was 5, there was great excitement at my house. A big van came and lots of things were put inside and there were lots of suitcases and so I thought the family must be going on their holidays. They didn’t normally take the sofa, the table and the beds though.
Soon, I was put in the car and driven somewhere a little far away. It didn’t look like the usual kennels I stay in for my holidays.
I put on my best smile as I find, when you are nice to them, you often get a few extra treats.
The family went on holiday for a much longer time than usual and one day
I realised they were never coming back.
Now I have been here for three years but, even though there are lots of kind people who come to take me out for walks now and again, it still doesn’t feel like home.
I don’t much like sharing my kennel with male dogs but I do love the ladies. The female dogs are usually adopted pretty quickly so I am often left alone again.
Last time this happened I had a bit of a cry and had to have a good cuddle to cheer me up.
Tialys’ friend Karen is my sponsor and she likes to dress me up in bright bandanas to help me attract attention to myself. She sometimes has a little cry too.
I have my own method of attracting attention which involves seeing how far I can put my tongue out.
Apart from the fact that I am a bit naughty around cats and prefer the ladies to the boys, I am a good dog – people here are always calling me that. I can offer affection, some nice cuddles and playtimes and a calm temperament and really, that’s all I ask for in return. Well, that and a comfy bed and a few treats now and then.
For now, thank you for reading my story.
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The Dog Rescue Carcassonne is a group consisting mainly of expats and some French nationals that raises funds for the S.P.A. Carcassonne (la Société Protectrice des Animaux) and this sometimes makes it possible for volunteers to transport dogs to their new homes within France and occasionally elsewhere in Europe.