Sunday Photo Fiction – May 27, 2018

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Photo credit: Susan Spaulding

She loved dogs.
They always said she was probably one in a former life as she got on better with them than people.
Throughout her life, she had always had at least two. A variety of breeds, she favoured all, each loved and cherished, her ‘children’ as she’d never married. Her walls were adorned with photos of her babies, from puppies to adults, and she knew them all, remembering names and dates, and the sorrow at their passing.
A close friend saw to it that she would never be alone, a loyal companion by her side, even in death. It wasn’t real of course (she wouldn’t have liked that), just an ornament from the garden centre, but the sentiment was there.
As she moved away from the graveside, the two collies at her heels looked across at where their previous mistress now lay. They would adjust, but they too would not forget.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Sunday Photo Fiction – May 27, 2018

  1. Iain Kelly says:

    Touching, dogs certainly feel loss as much as we do.

    • When I lost my first GSD, we buried her in the garden. Our collie stood by the mound for a full five minutes , then pawed the ground three times before coming in. Yes, dogs grieve too.

  2. Mike says:

    Just a lovely story, lovely

  3. Susan says:

    I can tell from the story you are a dog lover. Nicely done.

    • Always have been Susan. Like my Dad, I seem to have a rapport with them, and seriously tend to get on better with them than people! Owners have often been surprised when their dog (that doesn’t normally go to people) just comes up to me, press themselves against my legs for a head rub, or even collapse at my feet for tummy rubs. Maggie loves fuss, but she can be choosy sometimes (biscuits don’t help either, as she won’t take from strangers).

  4. athling2001 says:

    I am glad her current dogs found a good home. Well done.

    • Some years ago, an acquaintance was anxious about his health and care of his dog. He asked us that if something happened to him, would be take her in. She and Maggie got on OK and we’d looked after her for a couple of days before, so we told him sure. Luckily, he and his dog went on for many more years.

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