Why Everyone Needs a Dog in Their Life


Happy Sunday friends,

Have you had a good weekend? We had a wonderful sunny weekend here in London town. I spent yesterday in Regent’s Park with my friend, Megan. We had a picnic, walking through the rose garden, and went on the peddle boats. Today I went to Camden Market, with my roomie, Holly. We had the best grilled cheese ever, watched the loch opening and closing for the long boats, and explored all of Camden’s little hidden shops.

I’ve been wanting to write this blog post for weeks now, but couldn’t quite bring myself to put it all into words. My dog, Derby, passed away on the 20th of June at the age of 15. You might not know, but I got her for my 9th birthday and we’ve been inseparable ever since. It will take me a long time to get used to the idea that I won’t ever see her again. As one of the most important beings to ever enter my life, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to her and all she taught me.

how to be responsible

Having a dog taught me how to be responsible for someone other than just myself. I know my parents might laugh, but even though Fergus and I weren’t great at taking Derby on walks everyday, we still learned a lot about how to care for and about another living being, other than ourselves.

Love unconditionally

Before Derby, I didn’t think I could love anyone so much that you wanted to nearly squeeze them to death. She gave me so much joy and really taught me not to be afraid to love someone, even though it hurts like hell when you lose them.


Not to be Afraid

Before Derby came along, I was afraid to sleep in my room alone in the dark. I don’t know why I was afraid, but I was. With her by my side, I felt like I could conquer any monsters or bad guys that came my way. She taught me to be brave and fearless. She taught me to overcome my anxieties and not to overthink.

To be Forgiving

You can never really get mad at dogs, whether they eat your favorite lipstick or bury your socks in the back garden. Derby taught me to be forgiving and let the little things go. Dogs definitely teach you to be patient.

To be loyal

Derby taught me that loyalty is one of the most important pieces of life and should be held highly in all of your relationships.

Live in the Moment

The final thing Derby taught me, was to live every minute like it’s the last. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, and that means you can’t take any second for granted. Spend as much time as you can loving the ones you love and being happy.

Have you ever had a dog? Comment down below with your dog’s name and the best story you have about them. I can’t wait to read some heart warming and hilarious dog stories. They really are man’s best friend. I hope you enjoyed reading about my beloved Derby and what she taught me over her 15 years. Thank you for reading this week’s post. Check back in next week for another one.

Georgie x

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