Bruno is more than just my dog. He is my partner in crime, my companion, and at times my therapy.
Last year I went through what has been the hardest year of my life thus far. Bru was there to keep me going. I realised very quickly that I needed to look after myself otherwise I wouldn’t be able to look after him. I had to eat and drink because I needed the energy to take him out for walks and to be able to get up to feed him. Somehow he just knows when I’m feeling low and he will usually do something really goofy to make me laugh or he’ll come and cuddle up next to me.
When I was down last year, Bru got me out of the house and as a consequence he got me meeting new people. You never feel alone when you go out with a dog because everyone wants to talk to you! As a result of him being so damn cute (not to mention his amazing personality!), he has quite a large following on Instagram. Bru’s followers are incredible to say the least. They are such a happy positive community. When they realised I was going through a tough time they too were there for me. I received so many comforting messages and words of wisdom along with the most beautiful gifts like a handmade quilt with dachshunds all over it wearing the same outfits that Bru wears (it must have taken hours to make and it came all the way from America to the UK!).
I’ve owned dogs all my life but my bond with Bru is so incredibly special. I’m not ashamed to mention that he sleeps in bed with me every evening and at a certain point each night he comes to find me and we have a cuddle (sometimes I just lay there and hold his paw).
More recently, Bru has become my travel buddy. I absolutely love exploring new places with him. Somehow he is my comfort blanket and I feel more comfortable when he is with me to do new things. We recently traveled to Lake District together for a week and we had the best time! I didn’t feel lonely being on my own because he was there with me. We are busy planning some more trips together and one day I’d love to be able to go abroad with him.
His love is 100% unconditional and I know I can always rely on him. He never judges me and he will always be there for me no matter what. We are so lucky to be able to share our lives with these special creatures!
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