When you are not involved, don’t complain!

When my life recently decided that she wanted to buy a dog, I have to say I was less than enthusiastic about the idea. With the busy lives we lead and the traveling that both of us do now I couldn’t see the logic behind it. But like most things my wife managed to convince me it was a good idea, maybe she is the one who should be working in advertising! We had discussed it a few times and I kept putting off the idea as much as I could. The a few weekends ago we, my wife and 2 children, were all out having lunch when my wife noticed a pet store next to the car park we were in.

Reluctantly, I followed them all into the store. I was talking with my son next to the cats when suddenly I noticed my wife holding a small dog. They seemed to hit it off immediately and I could see that my point of view on the entire idea had pretty much just strolled out the front door! My son walked over and just said the following words,”She’s your precious mummy.” And that was how the dog became named Precious. So our family had been joined by a black and white french bulldog. Now as French Bulldogs go she is not a bad looking dog but due to the name, the face on the dog and my more than reluctant nature to the entire idea I decided I would give her my own name. I also couldn’t really imagine walking around the streets shouting out Precious as that didn’t sit very well with my masculine side! So my name, for Precious the French Bulldog, is ‘Gollum.’ After the lord of the rings character.


6 thoughts on “When you are not involved, don’t complain!

  1. poor precious lol dogs are fantastic would not be without one i have heidi a german shep shes my best friend never leaves my side when im home aww gollum not good lol have a lovely weekend xxjen a visit would be nice


    1. Dogs are wonderfully giving animals. I don’t call her Gollum much any more, it was just at first when I was against the idea. But she’s part of the family now, ‘Our Precious!’

      Take care Alan.


  2. What a sweet story. 🙂 Does she answer to “Precious” and “Gollum”? lol Dogs are such special creatures…I’ll always miss my loves until we’re reunited one day. 🙂 My fav pix: 2nd in 3rd and 4th rows. 🙂


    1. Actually I only called her that for a while. I saw how much the kids changed having her around and what she means to my wife. I also felt bad as Precious is actually a great dog! So only occasionally do I call her that now 🙂

      I had a boxer called Scooby who I lost a few years ago. This was one of the reasons I was against getting a new one. It broke my heart but yes one day we will be back together!

      Isn’t the swedish proverb wonderful!! Take care Alan.


  3. ahaha! It is sweet victory for your wifey each time you call it Precious! But I know you want her to win anyway. Sweet to note that your wife is your life — what could be more precious than that?

    I love the love me tag! Great for dog tag as well 🙂


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