dogs

Misty jewels

I found a jewel in the early morning mist.

(Ruby takes her role as model very seriously.)

Ruby

To the right of the jetty,

A pink panorama opened up;

Pink mist

And to the left, an Impressionist painting

Of trees floating in the dawn.

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For more mist-ical skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Diving for rose petals

Many many thanks for all your wonderful messages of sympathy on Oscar’s passing. It has meant a lot to me.

This week I went down to Oscar’s favourite place, the jetty on our lake,

And threw some rose petals into the water as a way of honouring my furry friend.

Ruby, who is Oscar’s great-granddaughter, and who we have been fostering for the past nine months,

Decided to honour Oscar in his favourite activity: diving into the lake.

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She carefully retrieved one of the roses

And placed it on the jetty.

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We sat for a while

Enjoying the autumn scenery and good memories of Oscar.

I’d say that a part of him lives on in Ruby, who is now our own dog.

Ruby on pier copy

Be warned: you might see more pictures of wet (and dry) dogs here on my blog after all!

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For more good memories, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


A new dawn

It’s a new day, a new season.

The rising sun reminds me of the beauty in the world.

New dawn

Satin reflections on the lake

Bring a sense of calm;

Reflections

And my jetty always has the most

Beautiful views.

(This is Ruby: Oscar’s great-granddaughter, who is now our dog.)

Ruby + sky

For more lovely views, please visit: Skywatch.


The circle of life

Those of you who follow my dog, Oscar, or me on Facebook already know that Oscar is no longer with us.

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We had to say good-bye to our dearest friend on Friday as his osteoarthritis left him unable to walk.

After so many years of unconditional love from him, it was our turn to show him our love and let him go.

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He dived into his last sunset at the vet’s on Friday morning, surrounded by so much love. (He was nearly 12 years old.)

He fell asleep peacefully in my lap, with the rest of his family at his side.

Jump

I know he touched the lives of so many of you – even though you had never met him.

It warms my heart that you could see his gentle soul through my photos.

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It’s a measure of the love he shared and the life he led – that he connected with so many people around the world.

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He lived fully in every moment; he loved widely and generously.

That’s the best way to live — and his best legacy.

laughing-in-daffs

Please forgive me if I don’t visit you this week. But I want you to know that your warm wishes and love are a source of comfort to us.

For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Dog days

Sweet memories of

The dogs days of summer:

Purple sky

Enjoying sultry evenings

Of purple magnificence

With my best furry friend.

Oscar Sunset

For more great shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Irresistible

I may or may not have taken over 100 photos of Ruby’s pups a couple of weeks ago –

So I hope you don’t mind if I share some more!

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Who can resist

A small, furry puppy face –

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Or a handful

Of puppy love?

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One of the puppies

Attached herself to my son’s finger.

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Our visit tired out

The adorable puppies

And we left them sweetly snoozing.

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For more puppy love, please visit: Our World.

 


Puppy tales

I’m away in Gothenburg this week so won’t be around to visit you,

But I want to leave you with some sweet pictures of Ruby and her three-week-old puppies.

Ruby was very happy to see us – and we we were overjoyed to see her.

Ruby and pups

Her pups were constantly calling for attention –

Who could resist that sweet tail?

Puppy tail

They were very affectionate

And not afraid of us at all.

Pup in arms

In fact, they seemed to find some of us

Very tasty indeed!

(More puppy pictures coming up next week.)

Beard and pup

I’ll be back on Thursday with a new post.

For more sweet tails, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


Puppy love

Indulge me a little

As I talk about love and dogs.

(This is an old photo – but one of my favourites.)

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Oscar, our dog, came to us

When he was four and a half.

He has taught us so much

About love and companionship.

(My son took this picture of Oscar, 11.5, and me.)

Fuzzy buddy

Ruby, 5, is our foster dog and has been with us since December.

She was mated and grew larger and larger.

Towards the end of her pregnancy, she didn’t go far

But loved the coolness of the late evening light.

Ruby light

We thought she might have three or four pups inside her (like the first litter of pups she had last year),

But she surprised us all by giving birth to eight healthy puppies.

This is a photo the breeder sent me on the same day as the birth.

I’d say love conquers all, wouldn’t you?

Ruby

For more love, please visit: Our World Tuesday.


May postcard

May is the time of birdsong and golden light.

A visitor dropped by – flew straight into the kitchen

And demanded coffee with a merry song.

Goldfinch

As the sun sets later and later,

Its golden light paints everything

With honeyed tones

Glittering jetty

And is the perfect background

For a friend’s dog shaking herself dry

After an evening dip.

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As for Oscar — he loves contemplating

A May sunset …

But no prizes for guessing

What he did next.

Yes – he went for a swim. After all, who could resist?

Sun dog

For more honeyed stories, please visit: Our World Tuesday


Gold(en) medal performance

Synchronized diving …

Oscar and Ruby show how it’s done!

Synchronized swimming

Little note: I won’t be able to reply to your comments, but I do cherish each and every one of them!

For more golden moments, please visit: Saturday’s Critters


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