Love Story- Guest Blog


I had always been scared of dogs. When I was a small child I was bitten on the shoulder by a Doberman and this was the start of my fear of dogs, until I met Betty.

Betty is my mother in law’s pug. When I first met her I was so cautious, even though it had been little over 17 years since my Doberman experience. I thought she was cute; her little squishy face and her button nose were something to die for, but I still couldn’t bring myself to touch her. My husband picked her up and passed her to me for a cuddle, as I had not told him about my phobia. I was kinda embarrassed. So I held my breath and went with it.

Betty gently licked my nose and before long she was well and truly tucked under my right arm, snoring like a slow train. But it was not then that I fell in love.

A few months passed and I became close with my husbands family, seeing Betty more and more often and in turn becoming more comfortable around dogs. Being the spontaneous kind of person I am, I decided that I could be a pug mum and decided to search for my own puppy to look after.

That’s when I came across Bella. I must admit, I had no experience in owning a dog before and therefore knew nothing about legitimate breeders. Nevertheless, I went to the nearest puppy farm (not cool – I know!) and bought Bella, a pug crossed with a King Charles cavalier.

That’s when I fell in love.

For the first time I felt like being with a dog was meant to be. The fact that Bella was severely ill and spent the next six month in and out of the vets only made our bond stronger. I almost felt like a mother. People who don’t have a dog don’t understand. I was so happy that I had finally overcome my phobia of dogs too.

Bella recovered from her illness and is now 7 years old. She has been through some of my best times with me, from me marrying my husband, to moving house (several times!) and me graduating from University. But also during my worst times. I’m not sure if she understands what I say to her, but she sure does listen.

I’ve spent nights on my bed crying my heart out to her and she’s stayed huddled up on my lap, looking into my eyes like she gets me.

She’s more than my baby dog. She’s my best friend. I don’t know what I will do when the time finally comes for us to say goodbye to each other, but what I do know is that she has made such a positive impact on my life, and I will always love her forever.


Author Bio: Vikki shares with her readers her passion for affordable luxury travel and lifestyle on her blog Follow her and keep up to date with her up coming travels over the next year.

Twitter: @leabellablogs


Dogs really are a best friend! I completely understand that! Bella looks so cute and I am so happy to hear that you got over your fear of dogs. I am sure that was hard, but well worth it in the end. I also have a dog and his birthday is next month. I have something planned for next month and I hope to see more photo’s of Bella.

Follow me at any of these places:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s