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31-Day Blog Challenge | day 21

So here we are, three weeks into the challenge, and I’ve stuck to it pretty well (with only one scheduling mishap). If you missed yesterday’s post because it was late going up, you can read it here, if you want to read from the beginning, day 1 is here. Today’s post could be a bit of a tear jerker, as it’s Something I Miss.

I miss my doggy. I had a puppy for my 11th birthday, she was a whippet-cross. Judging by how she looked later in life, we think her father was a rough collie. (That’s a Lassie dog, in case you were wondering). She had all the fur of a rough collie, but the sleek racing body shape and size of a whippet.

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She was the best dog, ever. Now I know I’m biased, but she was. She was so clever and loving. She had a brush with death early on in her life too. At around 1 year old, she cut herself on some broken glass and it hit an artery. A very expensive trip to the vets saved her life.

She lived until the age of 16 and was truly a part of the family. We all still miss her a lot, and my parents still haven’t had another dog since. It took a long time for me to stop expecting her to greet me at the door whenever I visited their house.

Another thing I miss is burnt sausages. Now, this is a bit convoluted but stick with me. My maternal grandfather used to look after me quite a lot when I was younger. During school holidays or weekends when my parents had to work I would go to grandad’s house. He had a habit of overcooking the sausages. He passed away in 1991, but if ever I smell burnt sausages to this day I remember my grandad.

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My grandad was a kind and caring man who became a stay-at-home dad to his seven children after his wife, my nan, tragically passed away quite young. He fought in the second world war but never wanted to speak about it. We have later found out all about his army life through tracking our family tree and looking at military records.

So this was a bit of a sad trip down memory lane. But with a prompt like Something I Miss, how could it not be. What is something that you miss? Something a little more light-hearted? Let me know in the comments below.

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1 thought on “31-Day Blog Challenge | day 21”

  1. I use to have a cat growing up. My mom got him for me after my grandpa passed away. That cat lived to be 19 years old. We eventually had him put down because he suffered from a deteriorating bone disease. You could not even pet him without him collapsing.

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