We’re trying to practise acceptance in our house at the moment. At least, Annabelle and I are trying to practise it – Pearl doesn’t need to, as things are going pretty well for her right now. She’s finally succeeded in stealing my boyfriend.
Ever since Snip and I got together, Pearl has tried to come between us. She’s long since dropped any pretence of indifference, going wild with excitement every time his name is mentioned, luring him into the bushes on walks, and giving him a sneaky kiss when she thinks no one’s looking. They go hunting and racing together, and I can’t keep up with them. Sometimes they have a little go at each other, but I can no longer deny this is just another sign of the attraction between them. The only time I get to be alone with him is when Annabelle puts Pearl on the lead.
He’s always kind to me and we still have a spiritual connection, but the passion has gone and I have to face the fact he’s moved on to a younger model. Maybe I could accept it, if Pearl didn’t keep rubbing it in my face that I’m past it.
The final indignity came with the arrival of the 2016 calendar from Greyhound Rescue Wales. Remembering my success as a model in the Pets at Home 2010 calendar, Annabelle submitted a photo of me and Pearl for the GRW calendar – but it hasn’t been included.
Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s lovely that Mollie has been remembered in this way, but Pearl insists Mollie is just background and the photo has been included because it’s such a great shot of her. She says they didn’t want me in the calendar because I look too old.
What do you think? Have I still got it, or should I accept my modelling days are over?