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Tia from Basildon

I PLANNED TO GET MY FIRST DOG IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, BUT I WAS LOOKING ON THE WEBSITE EARLIER AND IN SEPTEMBER I FOUND TIA. I FEEL IN LOVE WITH HER AT FIRST SIGHT, AND HER TRAITS RESONATED WITH ME SO MUCH THAT I DECIDED I HAD TO HAVE HER. SHE WAS A VERY NERVOUS DOG, ESPECIALLY AROUND STRANGERS AND MEN, AND HAD A HABIT OF CARRYING TOYS IN HER MOUTH FOR SAFETY. I VISITED HER AT THE CENTRE NEARLY 15 TIMES BEFORE I BOUGHT HER HOME, AND I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. NOW SHE IS LIKE AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT DOG! SHE LOVES MEETING NEW PEOPLE AND JUMPS UP TO MEET THEM (ALTHOUGH TRYING TO TRAIN HER OUT OF THAT). SHE LOVES A FUSS FROM ANYONE AND EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE A TREAT. WE GO OUT FOR WALKS TOGETHER, PLAY GAMES IN THE HOUSE AND GARDEN. TIA ALSO LOVES THE CAR SO IF WE ARE DRIVING ANYWHERE WE LET HER COME ALONG FOR A CHANGE OF SCENERY AND A NICE CAR RIDE. SHE RARELY CARRIES TOYS AROUND AS A CONFORT ANYMORE AS WELL WHICH I FEEL IS A GREAT SIGN. HAVING TIA HAS HELPED ME AS WELL. I AM MORE IN SHAPE AND LEAVE THE HOUSE EVERY DAY NOW WHICH IS A GREAT IMPROVEMENT. I ALSO TALK TO PEOPLE ON THE STREET AS WELL AS TIA PROVIDES A TALKING POINT, WHICH IS NICE. THE BEST PART THOUGH IS THAT I HAVE A LOVELY FLUFF BALL WHO LIKES TO CUDDLE AND WATCH TELLY AS MUCH AS I DO. I LOVE HER TO BITS, AND TRAINING HER AND SEEING HER FLOURISH IS THE MOST SATISFYING THING IN THE WORLD.