Animals have always been a big part of our lives. This week we had to say good bye to our lovely Standard Poodle Sam. He was nearly 15 which is an excellent age for a large dog, around 105 in human years. He was the fourth dog we have said goodbye to and it doesn’t get any easier. We now have just our Border Terrier Willis left and hopefully he will be with us for a long time yet as he is only three. The temptation to get another dog is great as we have always had two. But one is so much easier to manage, so I must stay strong and avoid all places that have puppies and rescue dogs, and try not to be tempted again!!