A Foreverdor

My name is Flint. I am a Foreverdor; A Chocolate Labrador that has promised my mum I shall live forever. I am 12 years old. My 13th birthday is in August and I have requested we go to the seaside. Last year we went to Pets at home and I got to choose my birthday gift. I was so excited, I wet myself instore! I scavenged under every shelf finding biscuits that the humans had very kindly dropped for me, they must have known it was my birthday, thank you to all that left me biscuits for my birthday.

I like to play with my toys every day, this ball is a favourite of mine. Playing with toys and keeping active with frequent daily walks keeps me young and helps me to fulfil my breed description of Foreverdor.

I am a great believer in getting a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night, that helps me stay healthy too. You can never have enough sleep.

I shall post on my blog between naps. Follow Flint The Foreverdor to find out more.

Write Your Own Story

Several years ago I decided that one day I would love to write my own book. It was a flaky, dreamy comment and at that moment it had no strength or commitment behind it. To try to add some umph to my decision I bought an Usbourne kids book titled ‘Write Your Own Story Book.’ This book, along with my dreamy idea has sat on the shelf for many years collecting dust…

Until years later, having shared snippets of my life’s stories with others many have said “you should write a book.” I have just shrugged each comment off, thinking most would say the same about their own life.

It was only many more years later after experiencing what I thought was now worth writing about, that when I heard the comment once again, it was asthough the universe were sending me a thunderbolt of word power that cleared my dusty shelf and awoke the hidden author in me!

152,000 words have flowed through me onto the computer and I am currently in the editing stage of trying to make sure it all makes sense before I dare to share.

I have heard so many people say “I would love to write a book but I can’t” They will never do so. Every author started with the same thought, then they became authors. Do not let fear stop you from achieving your dreams.

About Me

Hi, I am Sarah Upson, aged 42, trying my very best to live the best life possible, with the occasional Upson Downs. I wish to share my experiences with you and I very much hope you enjoy reading about my Upson Downs Adventures.

Rediscovering Yourself

When life isn’t going quite the way we had planned, we could all do with a lovely friend to identify the rocky road and deliver us a little box of sunshine to help steer us back onto the not so rocky road.

If you know someone that is struggling, why not send them a ray of sunshine, you will make their day. Lots of Love.

The Day I Met my Puppy

The dream always included two dogs. My Chocolate Labrador Flint is 12.5 years old so I decided it is time for me to finally get the second dog I have longed for, 12.5 years late!

So on my 42nd Birthday I decided that would be the perfect birthday treat, to go meet my puppy, a fox red Labrador.

Ember, the puppies mum had 8 puppies, 4 boys and 4 girls. Flint tells me he would like a brother so we are getting a boy. 

They are only 3 weeks old so I shall return at 6 weeks when they are doing more than just sleeping, to choose one of four boys.

Meeting them all for the first time was magical. They are bundles of pure joy and gorgeousness. Mum Ember is such an amazing mum. We also met Bomber from another litter, he is so handsome.

Angela Ember’s mum put all 4 boys onto my lap, I was in puppy heaven… until one decided to poop all over my brand new birthday jeans! We have put a collar on the culprit and maybe that is a sign to either choose him or to not choose him!

It was a struggle to leave them all, I am counting the days until I go see them again.

The First Time I met my Puppy

“I’m ready for off”