Colby’s story

I’m a lucky dog and this is how it all started!

About a year ago my mom decided to go for a daily walk and to take a walking companion with her from KAWS.  I was the lucky one chosen to go with her!

In no time at all we had become firm companions, easily recognisable from afar. My mom with her hat pulled low over her eyes, her red walking stick and me close on her heels.

In summer we walk on the beach and she has taught me not to be afraid of the waves.  I’m quite brave but still very careful and don’t go in too deep.  When it’s not too hot she sometimes takes me for a long walk up Jean’s Hill.

Now, that is quite a thrill! So many new smells and the view from up there, over our village, is quite spectacular. I know this because she rubs my ears and tells me to look at the beauty around us.  The other day I fell into the weir just above the golf course and couldn’t get out.  My mom was so brave and very quickly came to rescue me.

Recently my mom’s beloved kitty passed away and she decided to take me home for week-ends at first but now I am living with my mom and dad as a foster ‘kid’.

At first it was a little strange not to be at KAWS amongst all the noise and activity of the many dogs that live there.  But, I have a very cosy bed, delicious food, special treats and, most of all, an abundance of love.  I know how much she loves me because she calls me her ‘dog-a-log’!

I also know that I can go anywhere with my mom because I trust that she will not let anything bad happen to me. She always takes a bottle of cool water for me when we are on our walks.

So, while I think I’m a lucky dog, my mom has told me how lucky and privileged she is to have me in her life!

 

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