She was only five and we were, and still are, utterly heartbroken.
Roxy was a sweet little dog with a shiny black coat and a soppy nature and loved nothing more than lying in the sun with her sister, Dotty.
It has to be said that Dotty has been our saving grace.
White, with a splash of black dots, she sat with us after the vet took Roxy away, slept by my side as I cried and while we are sure she missed her soul mate, she offered us the comfort we so desperately needed.
The thing about a dog, is that they are part of the family.
They love you.
They are always happy to see you.
They don’t mind you warming your chilly toes on their warm tummy.
They are the reason to go out on the beach even in the rain, and they are great for snuggling with by the fire and watching TV.
They think they are one of us and in all honesty, I think we think they are one of us too.
The one thing we have noticed about Dotty over the past six months is that, while the two of them were sisters (same mum and dad just different litter), she actually likes being an only dog.
She loves the fuss and attention.
She loves the room on the sofa and in the car.
Recently we were sent some goodies from the guys at Forthglade and believe me, Dotty has really enjoyed trying it all out.
Sharing is of course caring, so today my Top Ten Tuesday is why this dog food has got the Trice seal of approval.
It’s Made in Devon
We love that this is a local company and it has been doing good for pooches for getting on for five decades, so that is one big tick in the like box.
Yup, forget that mass made stuff, Forthglade products are full of natural ingredients, they are totally free from junk and fillers and because they are gently cooked they retain natural goodness and taste great – apparently.
Something for Everyone
I won’t lie, Dotty isn’t fussy when it comes to food and doesn’t turn her nose up at much, but if you have a picky pooch, I think they will have something to please them. Beef, chicken, salmon, turkey, venison, lamb, duck and fish are all on the wet food menu and come with a side of apple, apricot, carrots, peas….I could go on but I think you get the picture here.
They do a Christmas Selection
We all know that our Christmas dinner isn’t for dogs, don’t we? Well, fear not as Forthglade do a brilliant option for your four-legged lover. Their Christmas range includes Gourmet Turkey & Goose, Turkey Christmas Dinner and Turkey and Cranberry Treats and from the sigh Dotty gave after trying all of these, I would say they are winners! You might like to know that the complete Turkey Christmas
Sensitive Souls and Welcome
We all know that one person, or dog, who is a little sensitive, but Forthglade have got this covered, as it all hypoallergenic. Winning!
I won’t lie and say we haven’t thought about getting another dog, but we aren’t going there. However, if you are, then I would totally suggest getting the Forthglade ‘Puppy Pack’. This great new ‘pet parents’ pack gives practical advice on what to expect when you bring home your new addition together with some of their natural wet and dry food as well as those all important training treats. We all want to give our dog the best start in life, and this could be it.
Get an Education
We all think we know how much our pets need to eat, but when those puppy dog eyes look up at you and say ‘I am starving’ what are you meant to do? Forthglade offer online advice on how much to feed you dog, when to do it and also have a great blog that is there to help and educate too.
I know, from comical experience, that dog food can be heavy and trying to juggle it with children, a takeaway coffee and a few bags of shopping, doesn’t always end well. You can buy Forthglade at forthglade.com, independent pet stores and Amazon – result.
Stuff to Win
Over on their website, you can enter competitions, like ‘Mutt of the Month’ (my words not theirs) and if your baby has the face everyone will love, you could be £60 richer in dog food.
Get an Account
You can even have your own account to make life easier and ensure your doggie has the food they love, and need, when they need it.
Natalie and Dotty