The last time I went on holiday was 2005, the year before I got Ferdie. He was 12 stone of clingfilm! He wouldn't even go for a walk without me, so leaving him was not an option. I have missed weddings and other family functions because I wouldn't leave my dogs. I wouldn't trust anyone else to look after them. Now I am dog free and I miss them like hell; the cat simply isn't the same. Will I ever get over the urge to pounce on every dog I see and give him/her a cuddle?