It’s a tough life being a dog-
Mollie the Collie has the life of Riley.
She wakes up when she wants to. 💤
Goes for walkies when she wants to. 🐕
Has fusses and cuddles when she wants to. 🐶
Plays ball when she wants to. ⚽
Eats and drinks when she wants too. 🍲
Sleeps most of the day. 🛌
Also, gets to sleep on the sofa in the evening!
Without a care in the world!
Best of all she keeps me on my toes. Keeps me exercising regularly and where would I without her!?
I still remember the day we brought her home and into our lives. That day she was so tiny and I held her in my hands and oh so sweet. She is a lot bigger now but still adorable.
It feels like she has been with us forever.
This week I have teamed up with Petplan Pet Insurance to share A Day In The Life Of Mollie The Collie.
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A Day In The Life Of Mollie The Collie:
Mollie: Right that is it, they have been in bed all that time. Surely it is time for walkies now!? I will just move around a bit so they know I’m awake!
Me: Oh no, Mollie is walking up. *next minute fast asleep*
Mollie: Come On Mum, where are you!? Maybe if I give a little quiet bark she will come running to see if I am OK?
Me: I will pretend I did not hear that *Back to sleep*
Mollie: OK, I have had enough now *Barks loudly so everyone in-house can hear me!*
Me: Enough Mollie I am coming. Grabs dressing gown and feel my way downstairs wishing I was not up yet!!
Mollie: If I sit wagging my tail surely I can go for a run? Is it time yet, is it time? I am sure I am doing the right face to indicate get the lead.
Me: Aww their she is, falls to the floor for cuddles! Not yet Mollie. Go outside a little while and let me make school lunch boxes up first.
Ok, runs outside, then straight back in watching until Mum gets my lead. We haven’t got all day come on. Times ticking. I do not need a lunchbox…
Mollie: Shes getting dressed, popping her coat on, putting her shoes on, it must be walkies time, it must be! *Starts talking in a doggy language and shaking tail really excitedly* It is walkies time!
Me: Wait for me Mollie as she sprints towards the park as fast as she can. Pulling me along. Oh, wait; a car. She thinks the cars need rounding up! ( Being a border collie Mollie has a tendency to round up something, Mollie chose cars! When she was a pup she tried to run for a car and her lead was short so it turned her around in a circle, now all she does is see a car and spins round in circles).
Mollie: The park, the park, I can see the park. Looks up to Mum, go on then let me off the lead it is time for work! Another working dog trait of Mollies is chasing that frisbee and bringing it back to Mum. She would spend all day chasing the frisbee if we let her. She is so focused on the frisbee and making sure it is fetched back each time. Not breaking her working zone until the treats come out the end of the walk and the frisbee has been put away. She ignores everyone and everything except that frisbee. Then we get Mollie back and she has a sniff around.
Back home and it’s time to chill. Mollie has a drink some breakfast and sleeps. Time for Mum to get second breakfast and start work.
Mollie: Right that is it enough rest. Now, where is Mum?
Me: Come on Mollie I just need to do a little bit more work then we can go walkies.
Mollie: Right if she is not taking me know, I will just follow her around until she takes me. I will be one step ahead of her all the time!!
Me: Ouch Mollie, you have just tripped me over, come on let’s go walkies so I can have 5 minutes rest afterwards! Come on Mollie, jump in the car we will try somewhere different this afternoon. A nice walk around The Lake.
Mollie: Jumps in the car all excited.
No wait, you dafty, you’ve missed the entrance to the park. Quick turn back. Turn back. Where are we going!? Who will fetch that frisbee back now!!
Mollie lays down sulking and goes to sleep.
Me: Come on Mollie we are here, somewhere different to walk around.
Mollie: No I’m not having this. You don’t call this a walk, do you? No coming off the lead, no frisbee. I’m not going to pretend I am happy with this so-called walk!! I don’t care if you are enjoying somewhere new, I’m not!!
Me: Come on Mollie, you know you are the best at catching frisbees, hop onto the podium to collect your prize.
Mollie: Ok, but I am still not happy with this so-called walk!!
Mollie: Nice dinner but how dare they leave me alone whilst they have their tea. How very dare they. I think I will rip this spare bed up that Mum gave me as I ripped my old one up yesterday.
Mollie: Hmm that is funny, no one heard me. Maybe if I just rip this wallpaper Mum spent ages decorating last week, that will get some attention? Yeap I’m right!! That did the trick.
Me: Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mollie!!!!!!!!!!!!What have you done?
Mollie: Done? What? It wasn’t me!? It was just like this, wasn’t it? I am just sitting here nicely and minding my own business.
Me: Right enough of ripping your bed up and making me clean it up every day. Hopefully, you can not rip this one up.
Mollie: Ha! Don’t count on it!
About this post: This post is in conjunction with Petplan but all thoughts are my own.