One day, Mum had spotted an advert in the local paper for Yorkie puppies. Before I knew it, we'd visited the litter and had our name down for this girl. We called her Pheobe after her mother - we couldn't think of anything else, and it definitely suited her. We'd never had a small dog before so I thought it was wonderful. She was such a cutey! She's play around our feet, chase the cats and quickly became a massive part of our family. I wish we had more photos of her when she was young so you could see how tiny she was, but you'll just have to take my word for it.
Pheobs is a little scrounger! We taught her to say please whilst she was young and every morning when I'm making breakfast, she barks around my feet asking for hers. It's part of her character that I really love :)
This girl CARES. That probably sounds silly, but animals have a wonderful sense of knowing when something's not right. If I'm upset or ill, she'll trail me around until I settle down. She'll climb into my lap and try to lick me, and stare into my eyes until I've stopped crying.
She is the most special pet I've ever had, and I dread the day she's not around any more.
Do you have a favourite pet?