An Honorary Battie

Hello lovely Batties, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Esme, my adorable French Bulldog. As you can see from the photo, she has the most wonderful bat like ears, not at all like mine!

Esme and I found each other two years ago. At that time I had never seen a French Bulldog (I’m whispering now so she can’t hear me) before and thought they looked a lot like gremlins! Poor things, somebody had to love them but it wasn’t going to be me!

Then it happened; I was asked if I’d like to hold this four week old pup. I’d already held her brother but with this little one it was different. She licked my chin, nuzzled in to my neck and fell asleep. I just knew in that moment that we were meant to be together. Oh well I thought, not exactly the golden haired little fluff ball I was envisioning as our latest family member but I just knew in my ‘knower’ that she was the one!

Little did I know at the time that she and I would be a perfect match (we’re both batty in our own way.) Esme is often a ray of sunshine on an otherwise dismal day. She has bought out the child in me, as we often play Chase around the house (though she cheats and gets under furniture where I can’t reach her!) She calms and soothes me just by sitting on my lap or sleeping next to me on the sofa, emitting gentle snores.

Watching how she can go from play to rest in an instant with a lovely long sigh is awesome. And something that I would dearly love to be able to do. I feel privileged to know her and often think that she is literally an angel in a fur coat. Obviously a battie one though!

Although it’s fair to say that Esme can’t read the blog, she knows the content well. She sits by my feet when I’m writing and as I often think out loud, she gets to hear it whether she likes it or not! I guess that unlike the rest of us, she’s not exactly a Battie by choice, lol.

I know that all you Batties with pets will understand exactly the depth of emotion an animal can bring forth in us. For those of you who don’t have a pet but are considering it, I say, “Go for it.”IMG_0583

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