Meet Chloe and Bertie
I’d had family dogs while growing up, but my black lab Bertie is the first one I’ve been able to call my own. He was only eight weeks old when I first got him in December 2017, but he certainly wasn’t just for Christmas! Over nearly two years he’s become such a lovely companion to me.
I love how our friendship has evolved, for instance he’s really developed a love for being the centre of attention – he just gets cheekier and cheekier! He’s so kind-natured to go with that though, and he not only cheers me up but he brings a smile and laugh to everyone he sees. If he’s feeling super-generous, he might even leap up and try and give you a kiss.
He just gets cheekier and cheekier
Bertie, or Bertie Basset as I often call him, clearly comes from a very special family, because three of his brothers and sisters have gone on to become trained assistance dogs for Purina’s charity partner Canine Partners. I feel so lucky to have him, especially when he shows me his big brown eyes – definitely his best feature. He definitely knows how to get in my good books!