Our dog, Lily-Rose, is a staffy, or a Staffordshire Terrier, and this poor dog fills the place of the sibling my daughter wishes she had.
Now staffies may look scary with their well muscled hindquarters and strong tail but they really are wonderful dogs . The breed is very human-oriented and loyal.
Due to its breeding, and history, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is known for its high intelligence, and tenacity. This, coupled with its affection for its friends, its quietness and trustworthy stability, make it a foremost all-purpose dog.[
If not a bit silly during the puppy stage.
Now the reason I tell you all this is our dog is excellent with our five-year-old, Miss Charisma. The dog puts up with all sorts of treatment and is my only child's surrogate sibling.
The two wile away hours together and Lily-Rose is always up for one of Miss Charisma's games.
They also snuggle up to each other on the trampoline taking in a few rays.
We allow the dog inside and with the state of Miss Five's room, it is impossible to tell what they are up to sometimes.
Unless, of course, it is announced, which it was on the day of the dress up where I was ushered into the bedroom.
So ladies and gentlemen, may I present, Princess Lily-Rose, of Staffordshire.
Long may she reign
A former health journalist and consumer advocate Madam Bipolar writes a blog unlike other mental health blogs which provides a unique insight into obtaining a mental health diagnosis in Australia within a reasonable time frame. Not the average 10 years it takes people with Bipolar Disorder.
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