One of my happiest memories from my difficult time is this one. I'd been having a really rough day mentally, one of my worst since I'd got Ice, everything still felt out of control and awful. I knew I had to do something to try and change it that day however hard it was. I remembered a local charity was putting on a dog show to raise money, Hampstead Heath competition. I went to see a friend of mine I knew that worked there, she'd helped me with how to look after Ice in general. When I arrived, the charity had just announced the best in show was about to start Mr Hampstead. My friend told me to throw Ice in, it would be a laugh. So the judges make there way round, there were some beautiful dogs, a wolf cross, a Weenie on wheels and so many stunning dogs. When they got to me, they asked about Ice's harness, I told them what he did and how he saved my life, I already felt emotional and I poured that into how I felt about ice. Well they went round everyone, about 30 dogs, and announced 8 finalists. All the expected dogs were there, wolf, weenie on wheels, tiny chihuahuas in raincoats. The last dog announced was Ice, we'd made it to the finals! So we all stepped into the middle, got all the photos done and waited for the judges to announce. 3rd place was a cute little cockapoo, 2nd was Wheely weenie and then we waited for first. Well you can probably guess who won from the photo, but I damn near cried when they announced it. This huge cheer went up and I couldn't do anything but just smile with tears in my eyes. Ice spotted how emotional I was and cuddled up immediately so I just threw myself at him into a huge cuddle. Ice was crowned Mr Hampstead and we even made it into the local paper, which is where this photo is from. This was a little long winded so if you're still reading, well done, have a biscuit, but the moral is, no matter how horrendous life seems, there's always some way or something you can find to make your day and your life that little bit better.
Ice the Akita @icetheakita  ยท 2 Months

One of my happiest memories from my difficult time is this one. I'd been having a really rough day mentally, one of my worst since I'd got Ice, everything still felt out of control and awful. I knew I had to do something to try and change it that day however hard it was. I remembered a local charity was putting on a dog show to raise money, Hampstead Heath competition. I went to see a friend of mine I knew that worked there, she'd helped me with how to look after Ice in general. When I arrived, the charity had just announced the best in show was about to start "Mr Hampstead". My friend told me to throw Ice in, it would be a laugh. So the judges make there way round, there were some beautiful dogs, a wolf cross, a Weenie on wheels and so many stunning dogs. When they got to me, they asked about Ice's harness, I told them what he did and how he saved my life, I already felt emotional and I poured that into how I felt about ice. Well they went round everyone, about 30 dogs, and announced 8 finalists. All the expected dogs were there, wolf, weenie on wheels, tiny chihuahuas in raincoats. The last dog announced was Ice, we'd made it to the finals! So we all stepped into the middle, got all the photos done and waited for the judges to announce. 3rd place was a cute little cockapoo, 2nd was Wheely weenie and then we waited for first. Well you can probably guess who won from the photo, but I damn near cried when they announced it. This huge cheer went up and I couldn't do anything but just smile with tears in my eyes. Ice spotted how emotional I was and cuddled up immediately so I just threw myself at him into a huge cuddle. Ice was crowned Mr Hampstead and we even made it into the local paper, which is where this photo is from. This was a little long winded so if you're still reading, well done, have a biscuit, but the moral is, no matter how horrendous life seems, there's always some way or something you can find to make your day and your life that little bit better.

2 Comments

FEATURED