Allow me to introduce you to possibly the most soppy dog in existence.
She's staying with me for a week while MM's mum is on holiday and we're having a blast. Admittedly she's dragged three tons of dirt into the house and she smells (sssh, not too loud, it'll hurt her feelings) but I love every second we spend together.
This is her a while ago when she was a little more sleek. This is her today:
Straggly and adorable. More adorable. No, actually, probably more straggly. Actually, it's a pretty even race. Straggly and adorable. Kinda how I like to think of myself first thing in the morning when I'm staggering around with my bed-head. Although, I'm almost definitely more straggly than adorable. Ah well.
I have never met a dog that gives more love. But she's completely indiscriminate. When we go for a walk, she'll run up to people, like a lot of dogs do. But she doesn't jump up. She doesn't bark at them. No, she runs up to them and then curls round their feet, begging for a tummy rub. I've had to lift her up and carry her away before, because she refuses to get up. Silly animal. It's embarrassing! People must think I give her no tummy rubs at home. Trust me, she gets plenty! She's very persuasive.
On my less sleek and shiny days (which are few and far between, obviously) MM calls me "Kipper-ish! Which I'm not sure is intended as a compliment. But when she's as cute as this: