Well time to introduce our family and how we became the family we are I am Mandy and I have 2 beautiful children Dionne and Dane I love them dearly they are really great kids and I think myself so lucky to have them.
I will start from when we decided to add a dog to our family. I had always wanted a dog my whole life from a child but I was not allowed I don’t know why as I had every other pet imaginable cats ,hamsters ,fish, turtles , birds every other pet but a dog so I decided my kids Dionne and Dane would have a dog , so I thought what kind of dog would suit our family Dionne at the time was 7years old and Dane was 2years old I really wanted a small breed dog as my house is not that big inside, although I had a wonderful garden for it to run around in, I seen in an advertisement a lhaso apso that needed rehoming so I called to enquire about it I was told the dog was not going be suitable for a home with kids so that did not work out for me, then I decided it was definitely a rescue dog I wanted and we went to visit our local shelter so one morning we got in the car and headed to the shelter to see what was available for us we walked around and I picked out a few small dogs that I liked but every dog I picked were unsuitable for homes with children, so I asked what would be suitable and was told it would need to be a puppy and they only had 1 puppy and they didn’t know when it would be ready to go because it had been found in a bad way and was still undergoing treatment, they were not allowed to rehome it till it was back to health but I could have a look and if I wanted it and was able
to pay the fee I could book him, so we went to see this wee pup and ohhh how cute and sad looking he was his eyes where really badly infected I asked what kind of dog he was and was told he looked like a collie/Labrador cross, oh was he going to grow to big I thought but felt so sorry for him we had to take him he was 10 weeks old when we first saw him we went to visit him constantly while he was getting better and he was soo sweet pure black and so cute.
Well a month passed and we finally got the call to say we could collect him whenever we wanted so without further ado we were off in the car to go and collect our new baby, in the car we were discussing names I picked Bobo Dionne picked Ozzy and Dane who was only 2 loved TV programme jayjay the jet plane shouted from his car seat jayjay, so we got to the shelter to get our new boy who was now 14 weeks old and had grown so fast but was still so cute but boy he was hyper I suppose being stuck in a kennel for the first few months of his life he thought to himself freedom when we got home we settled him down and put the 3 names in a hat that we had chosen the name that was picked out was Jayjay, the kids loved him so much and he was great with them they would dress him up ride on his back and he never once got annoyed at them. He loved wotsits human food snacks as I found out one day when I came home from shopping to find all the crisps lying on my kitchen floor unopened but when I looked in his dog bed I found 12 empty packets of wotsits he knew what he liked.
He was a great natured dog but he was so hyper and he escaped constantly I was forever driving around looking for him when he managed to dig holes under the fence to make his escape, 4 years later he made one of his escapes I was looking for him and tried all the usual places I would find him but to no avail I though he will come home on his own so waited up all that night hoping he would come barking at the door but nothing, the kids were so upset next morning I got the dreaded phone call from the rspca telling me they had found Jay jay at the side of the road not far from where we lived it must have happened late at night and with him being black the car might not have seen him. He was found by someone early that next morning i was so sad to think my poor boy died at the side of the road alone and blamed myself saying I shouldn’t have gave up looking for him the kids were devastated we cried for days in fact as imp typing this the tears and falling I loved this dog so much he was my first ever dog and I vowed he would be my last as I could not go through the pain of losing like that again