When I talk about Gemma I'm normally griping about what she's done or hasn't done, or won't do.
But after just getting back from the hydrobath up the road (car wash has a dog wash) and witnessing a young couple fighting with their labrador in the bath, then seeing them put their handful into the car of which said labrador had obviously redecorated in slobber and car seat foam.
I'm grateful that Gemma travels in the car like an angel,
Is an angel to bath
Is an angel to blow dry
Is an angel to groom for hours on end no matter how many knots or burs you yank out of her coat
Is people and dog friendly
Will wait patiently tied up or in a crate
Comes when called (even if she is three houses down the street grrrr)
And is just damn good company.
So my girl, next time I want to murder you, I shall try and remember this.