Story Behind a Photo – Puppy

It was a beautiful summer day in July 2010. We had been living in Northern Ireland for around three month, and were crammed in to my farther in law’s house while we found a permanent place to live. Neil is about 18months old in this picture.

We had a big tent out in the garden, and had been out all afternoon enjoying the sunshine when this little puppy came running up the street and in to our garden. Neil and the puppy instantly became friends, they look so sweet together in this photo.

We gave the puppy some water and played with it for a little while. It had no collar on, we didn’t know if it was a stray or if it was lost, I planned to keep it in the garden and let Neil play with it until we could find who it belonged to. Unfortunately the puppy was very small, and after about half an hour of playing in the garden, it wriggled under our gate and ran away.

That was the last we saw of Neil’s little friend, I put the kids in the pram and took a walk around the village to see if I could find it, I didn’t like the idea of a small puppy running around on it’s own, but it was nowhere to be seen. I still sometimes wonder if the wee pet made it home safely, or where it went.

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  • Reply Eco Gites of Lénault March 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Oh I do hope that puppy made it home safely …

    • Reply Lauren March 5, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Me to… poor wee thing!

  • Reply Charly Dove March 5, 2014 at 11:58 am

    That's such a sad but wonderful story. Little Neil looks absolutely besotted with the puppy, it must have been so lovely for him and great work you got a photograph too. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory and apologies for being a little late getting to you!

    • Reply Lauren March 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

      It is lovely to see the bond between children and animals! Thanks for hosting such a great link up!

  • Reply Wicked World of Lucas March 6, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    AAhhh how sweet. Hoping Puppy made it home safely x #whatsthestory

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