I feel tearful because whenever I hold my dog close, or look into her eyes, I feel my heart expand. It's a fact, Tilly's love did heal my broken heart and next time I stare into her eyes, I'll remember that I'm looking into the soul of an ancient and wise being.
Travel blogger, writer & dog lover
Monica Cafferky has visited places as far flung as Hawaii, China and Bali. She lives in Yorkshire with her husband and her dog, Tilly, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who’s nickname is Princess Tilly thanks to her love of luxury.
I thought long and hard about kids and realised a dog would give me more freedom. There are other upsides to dog-ownership, too, like exercise. Tilly is always keen for a walk unlike all the kids I've met who need to be bribed to turn off their technology.
18/08/2015 15:32 BST
Twice a week, I drag myself to the gym and before I leave the house I put my dog Tilly in the kitchen. She always looks forlorn as I close the dog gate, so when I heard about dog agility classes I thought it would be good exercise for us both.
27/04/2015 14:58 BST
Every day millions of Brits look at their star signs to see what type of day lies ahead. But did you know that your dog's personality is also influenced by their zodiac sign? Your dog could be an attention seeking Leo or a disobedient Aries.
13/02/2015 11:17 GMT
My dog Tilly, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, has her 8th birthday coming up and I want to make her something special - and a dog cake sounds perfect. Luckily, Kath Crawford, owner of Doggy Patisserie, offers to let me be her sous-chef for the day at her Yorkshire-based bakery.
12/11/2014 09:37 GMT
First there was Chick Lit, then came Dog Lit. And I confess, Dog Lit has become my guilty pleasure. I read it all from memoirs about naughty Labradors to novels about Eskimos and their sled dogs.
24/07/2014 16:56 BST
Problem dogs, we've all met them. As a child a neighbour's Collie regularly chased me the length of the street, at the time it felt like I was running for my life. But now I know that the dog wasn't trying to eat me, it was herding me. It was following its natural instinct and doing the job it was bred to do.
09/07/2014 14:18 BST
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