Little dogs of the world listen up. It's Denzil here. I’ve been through some strange times recently and thought it was about time to share my story, to help any of you guys who might end up in my situation. So for the past 3 years I’ve been living with my human Leanne. We’ve had a great time together, sharing our breakfasts, going on long walks and getting snuggled in bed on a morning. Life was swell.
A couple of months back I noticed that Leanne was disappearing on a weekend, I moved in with grumpa and grumpma a lot and they looked after me. Where was my human disappearing too?! Then one weekend human Leanne took me out on an adventure, said I was going to meet a new friend and I had to get along with him because we would be spending a lot of time together. When we met he was huge and scary, goes by the name of Merlin and something told me he was a magic dog.
When I go to sleep on the sofa there is lots of room to spread out and get comfy. However, when Merlin gets on the sofa it suddenly gets smaller. How does he do that!? And don’t even get me started on the kitchen. All that delicious food our humans cook up in the sky, Merlin can get to it!! He told me that there’s more in the food sky than what there seems. How can he see up there?! Sometimes Merlin even gets more attention than I do, even though I’m the cuter dog, he can do these fancy moves that I’ve never seen another dog do before. Did the dog gods teach him this?!
Merlin comes to stay a lot more often now and I sometimes get to go and stay at his house, but even though we spend much more time together he still won’t tell me if he’s magic or not. I like waking up early, but Merlin gets up super early, some dogs would call it magic that he wakes up that early! He will wake me up too so we can go for a quick run around the garden, and then we usually get back into bed and I get a magic ear wash. What is magic about Merlin’s ear washes? He can clean my ear in one lick. His tongue is sooooo big he can usually cover my whole face and ears in one lap of the tongue and then I’m ready to start the day!
I then like to get all my toys out so he can see what we can play with for the day. Only when we play he always wins, he has magic strength and always wins at tug of war. Not only that but Merlin has a magic sense for bad humans. We enjoy sitting and looking out of the window, and when Merlin sees a bad human we will bork bork bork at them. Merlin taught me a bork that is a spell to scare bad humans away, I am still practicing but I think it is working!
My favourite is when we go for walks in the long grass because I can have fun hiding and Merlin can look over the grass and look out for any danger. Merlin told me once that he isn’t allowed off his walking rope when we go outside because he can fly and if his human Jayna takes him off he might not be able to land again. I wish I could fly but Merlin said that Denzil isn’t a magic name.
I hope Merlin can teach me some magic, the more time we spend together the more he is teaching me. As well as the bad human bork spell, Merlin has also taught me how to find the perfect stick, sometimes he trains me when we go on walks and I will have stick fetching lessons. Maybe in a couple of years I too will be able to see what is in the food sky, and have magic strength to beat him at tug of war.
If Merlin shares with me some of his magic powers I'll be sure to check back in and tell you all about it!