I read this article today and wanted to share it as it made me smile. I have to say that I also do get a big smile on my face when I walk past certain houses and see the dog sitting in the same place day in day out watching the world go by!!!
Debbie Nutchey was thrilled when she received a postcard from a stranger thanking her dog for making her smile. The card came from a woman named Rachel, who sees five-year-old Swift in the window of Debbie’s house every day. Debbie received the card along with a £10 gift card that read: ‘Please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy.’ The Staffy cross started sitting on the back of a chair in the window of her home in Leeds, West Yorkshire, as she waited for her owner to come home from work. Now Debbie, 53, has stopped working but Swift still likes to perch on her dedicated spot.
‘Rachel could have been walking by here for years for all I know,’ said former laundry worker, Debbie. ‘Swift is always sat there, it’s her spot. She doesn’t bark or anything, she sits as still as a statue. ‘She is known round here for being there, some kids will wave as they go by and I have been stopped in the street before with somebody saying: “Is that the dog in the window?” ‘I would love to find Rachel to thank her.’ Swift is a rescue dog that Debbie got almost six years ago, when the pup was just four months old. She loves nothing more than chasing rabbits on mammoth walks, but when she comes home, she will sit in her spot in the sunshine and watch the world go by.
Debbie said: ‘It started that she would sit at the window to look out for us whenever we went out of the house, but she now just likes to do it.’ The card, posted on Tuesday, read: ‘To the doggy in the window, please ask your human to buy you your favourite treats or a fab toy. ‘Thank you for making me smile when I walk past. Love Rachel x.’ Debbie, a mother of four, was very happy when she received the card. She said: ‘To say this has made my day is an understatement, what a lovely thing to do for somebody. It’s amazing. ‘I’m going to take Swift to the shop with me and let her choose something herself. ‘She is a wonderful dog who has got our family through loads of ups and downs. It’s great to see that she makes other people smile too.’
Debbie’s daughter, Bethany, 20, shared the story on her Facebook page and it has had almost two thousand likes since. It attracted many comments with others posting pictures of their pets sat in windows. One person said: ‘I love this, we need more of it in this world.’ Having seen the response on social media, kind-hearted Rachel reached out to Debbie again and said: ‘I walk past now and then and your dog always looks sooooo content and happy, especially if the sun is shining. ‘It always makes me happy to see her chilling out, living her best life, so I thought I’d do something to say thanks.’ Just yet another reason why dogs are amazing.