Today was Dogmother's day in the UK.
It is a day when dogs and children are supposed to let Mum have a lay-in, in bed, have cups of tea or coffee, eat chocolate, do the washing up, and maybe even buy a nice dinner for them.
It's a bit like a special Christmas just for Mums.
Why they get two Christmases, I don't yet know. Between doing all the housework, the cooking, going to work, getting the shopping and making sure everyone stays ok, she barely has time to enjoy any presents really. I mean, what a waste...
I think I should get two Christmases instead. I like presents best of all.
I did get one present today, though.
Mum took me for a long ride in the car - first we went to a place called the "Train Station" where there were lots of people and noisy things.
I didn't really know what to do, so I just sat beside Mum and watched while people scurried about.
And then came my present - my very own field!!! For a whole hour!!
We had to go for another short ride in the car to get there, but it was worth it as I had so much fun!
But at least in MY field, I don't have to wear my lead. Mum said I still have to come back when I am called, but I am allowed to run and sniff and be free.
I have had something called my "season" for the past two weeks; Mum said I have to stay on a lead and I wasn't allowed to go to the park with my long line, so running, sniffing and being free is very important to me right now. Mum thinks I might run off with a stinky boy dog, but truth be told, I prefer my sausage to be of the edible and cooked variety.
Mum still misses my brother Moo. Sometimes she still cries. But I have been trying super hard to be very, very good, and I have been making my Mum smile a lot by only being a ferocious beast when nobody is looking and curbing my beastliness when she wants me to be good. I miss Moo too, and I sniff his bed every day and cuddle his unicorn. I wonder if there are unicorns where he is now?
Mum says that she is super glad I am here as I help her feel better and that I am her most special girl.
I even started walking nicely on a loose lead. Just sometimes, and in some places. I find it hard to concentrate on walking when there are big fields near us, but it is much easier for me when we are on paths near houses and fences. Mum doesn't mind - she says we just need to keep practising.
Mum is going for a bath now, so I will see if I can find my harness and chew the blooming thing up while she is not looking. I have been trying to find it for a while, but now I want to be free like the sheep, so I must, must, must destroy it.
But first, my weary legs and eyes tell me I need a little snooze.
It's hard work, being a ferocious beast.