my partner Rebecca had decided to live together, we decided that,
both being dog lovers, we’d love to rescue a dog. Having
considered various breeds, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier somehow
became the final choice.
scouring various internet sites, I stumbled across the SBT Rescue
site and called to enquire. No sooner had I done this, than I
had a home visit from a chap who said all was OK and I could look
at a dog at the weekend. This was in March of 2005.
an email from Bob the following day to say that they had just
the chap for me, a big boy called Boyce, who was languishing in
a kennel in Carlisle. Well, how could I refuse that?!
went the following Sunday to Carlisle and got there to be greeted
by the fattest, most excited dog I’d ever seen – Boyce!
After taking him for a walk, Rebecca and I decided that we’d
love to have him and set off on the journey back to Leeds.
soon settled in and after a few weeks, out came his real personality
– and what a personality it is!! He loves his tummy being
rubbed and likes nothing more than to curl up on the sofa with
Rebecca and I.
– or Boycie as he’s known, has since lost a load of
weight and become very fit. He tires me out regularly when we
are playing football on the park, although he still has a bit
of a beer belly!
recently made friends with a 4 year old Boxer called Buddy and
they can’t get enough of each other.
all, the past 14 months with Boycie have been fantastic and he’s
a permanent fixture in our house. There are more photos of him
in our and our parents’ houses than there are of us!
loved each and every minute of our time with him and as we’re
moving to a bigger house with a huge park just 50 yards away,
who knows whether he’ll be getting a permanent playmate
in the near future?!?