Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge -Missing


A monochrome photograph of our Tibetan Mastiff Bo-Diddley who left us in 2012.

Camera: Canon EOS 1100D
Lens: Canon EF75-300mm f/4-5.6
F/Number: f/5.6
ISO: 800

Focal Distance: 75 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/125sec
Software: Adobe Lightroom Classic
Photographer: Ash Ryan


There comes into your life, if you’re lucky, a dog that just steals your heart. And this little boy did just that. He was our Tibetan Mastiff Bo-Bo… and he had more than a cat’s 9 lives. Especially, when during the night he started to lick the painted wall and his dribble when into the wall socket and it started glowing. 😀 😀 😀 It was just a good job I woke up when I did.

So, no power upstairs until hubby could remove the socket and blank the socket off.

Little did we know, but they love wood, chewing wood apparently strengths their jaws. Luckily, he left our furniture alone, but he did eat through a wooden shed, a fence panel, wooden planters and decking. 😀 😀 😀 And, could he dig! I had craters in the garden… not holes… giant craters!

If he didn’t want to do anything… no way was he doing it. And bark, my God he could win a gold medal for barking. Especially at night.

One of his instincts was to guard us night and day… and he would guard as far as he could see… which even meant the neighbours couldn’t open windows or do anything to their house without him raising the alarm.

For his giant size.. he was just one big teddy bear. And he loved children… he would just lay down at their feet and let them pet him… ❤

So, from being a puppy he came to bed with us. If he was tired, he would stand by the lounge door, whatever time and then take himself to bed. And talk about lay-in teenagers, he could beat them hands down… he could easily go to bed at 8.30pm and not rise to 11.30 am. 😀 😀 😀

I can remember once; we had a dog behaviour expert come cos of his naughty behaviour of digging and barking. And he sold us a remote-controlled spray collar. When he was being naughty you pressed the remote and he would be sprayed under the chin with a mist that was supposed to stop him in his tracks. You could get various different smells and we opted for Citronella.

£165 later all we got was a walking air-freshener. 😀 😀 😀

We are both, dog lovers and we love our Dumps (now running around at Rainbow Bridge) and Stewie to bits, but Bo-Bo was unique. We’ve never known another dog like him. He was one special boy!!! And he knew it. And we still miss him today…

Posted as Part Of:


11 responses to “Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge -Missing”

  1. The walking air freshener made me laugh 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The book told us the battery should last 3 months… We were replacing it every 2-3 weeks .. it didn’t phase him one bit…

      Liked by 2 people

  2. What a character! Thank you, Bren for sharing him with our Missing challenge 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you… He did have a character… If he wanted a walk he’d stand in front of the TV blocking everyone’s view until the other half tool him out 😂😂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. A handsome portrait of a very special dog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. He was special… a true character.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Lovely story; thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

Your comments are greatly appreciated

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: