Oh my Darlings, I’ve got a story for you

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I must confess I’ve a fondness for Darlings. It’s true. Children. Men. Pets. Not necessarily in that order.

For me the name is extra special. I’ve a Golden Retriever/Lab mix I picked up at the local animal shelter. When we first picked her up, she didn’t respond to any of the names we called her. But when I said, ‘Well, you are a Darling,’ she lit up as if deciding that would be her name.

“Darling it is,” I told my young adult daughter who was with me at the time and who’d bought me the dog as a mother’s day present.

From the moment Darling entered our house she loved us unconditionally and since that day she’s been a blessing. I knew that I would benefit from having a dog, but Darling has brought loads of smiles to my children as well Continue reading

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