But, things being as they are, with an as-yet-unbooked holiday in the offing and a possible house move on the more distant horizon, it’s not as simple as just going out and getting one.
So we coo over cute dog videos like this one, and whilst out and about we dog-spot, nudging one another and sneakily swapping ratings for cuteness and future pet potential.
Having dogs on the brain, what should I then spot but Bryony Rose Jennings’s fantastical, amazing, gorgeous, wonderful textile menagerie, much of which is distinctly doggy.
And her use of all those marvellous fabrics, all stitchily patched together, just makes them utterly irresistible.
Just like the real thing.
I signed us up to Borrow My Doggy, an organisation that matches dog owners needing a helping hand (walking, dog sitting, etc.) with people locally who want to, well, borrow a dog.
We picked our favourite doggy candidates nearby and are waiting to hear back.
As for Bryony Rose, you can see more of her brilliant creations on her website.
They’re not all dogs.
But for some reason, it’s mainly those I have eyes for at the moment. ♥