Little dog, heavy heart

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I waited for days and days. Days and days. Days and days and days and days and…….

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How do you explain to the dog whose favourite human, Poppy, will be returning after a few weeks?

He was there. And, then he was gone. I think the big bags swallowed him up.”

Obviously, we skyped now and again. I said, why don’t you leave your kindle fire here so the dogs can call you direct? We chatted via my laptop, the dogs scattered around and squeezed up. Call her name, she misses you badly!

I heard him. I looked round. But his body was gone.”

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I tried explaining: He’s visiting Canada.

Canada? What is Canada?”

You know, that cold place.

Where the dog meat is?”

No, not the fridge.

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He left via the front-door. Ever hopeful with muddled dog-logic, her heart burning with love, she races to the top of the stairs to the room he occupies. Just cold absence meets her. Its icy fingers grip her heart.

Poppy is coming back. I cuddle her all the more. I’m a poor substitute, tho’, not the real thing.

I waited and waited. Waited and waited. Waited and waited and waited and waited… He’s gone. I left him a present under the bed.”

And, one in his shoe.

I know, I know; it’s difficult. You are a good little dog. Poppy is coming back.

Poppy did come back. He returned to a room of stunned dogs. And, all this has been quickly forgotten.

 

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Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.

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In the garden

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Sunday we had a burst of April sunshine – and these are the photos to prove it!

It’s nice to see you again after a longish absence (which began with an eye infection caused by eyelash dye). During this time, Maxi found a new loving home with human-parents all to himself – for now anyway; and, John, returned to his old home to spend time with relatives. He timed it perfectly – to not miss the Canadian snow.

Dear friends, thank you for dropping by, I hope to catch up with you soon.

Love Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co. xox

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I didn’t just turn 8

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Twiglet and Percy Pineapple

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Oscar and me shocked at the chocolateness of the birthday cake – thanks Mum!

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My birthday cake – it grew flowers!

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Dog-Tired

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I love You.

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Four Hearts and Friendship

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I made these hearts today from a photograph I took of some beautiful roses I bought form the supermarket. They are free to use. A mention of my blog is appreciated – but not a must. You might like to resize them, or add other text or print them out. Have fun! 🙂 xo

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For Jamima (and Helen)

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Gifts from the Heart

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Photos above: Homemade cooked meals. 1). Chicken, sweet peppers and tomatoes stir fry in coconut milk, Thai style; 2). Prawns fried in coconut and olive oil and served as a salad with a (bought) spicy cucumber dip and crackers.

I think most people would agree that the best gifts are the handmade sort – be that a special meal, or a home-made card, or some other gift that has been created by the giver. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate – simple and thoughtful will nicely do too!

Whilst Valentine’s is focused on new and old lovers, friends and family members can also be remembered with a card or a gift. It is nice to be considered. Those in relationships ought not to take their other half for granted, because being romantic and kind is something needed and appreciated in everyday life. Of course, these acts only strengthen the union between two people.

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Photos above: All handmade by me. The Rose Heart and Hanging Bat made in polymer clay, acrylics-painted and embellished. A present for my fiance. The bottom item, The Hanging Heart Earring Holder, was upcycled from a ham tin! The earrings I put together myself, connecting the enamel objects onto earring wires. A present for my mum. By the way…the rose from the first gift, and, the heart from the second, glow in the dark!

Photo below: The Love Rival (of John). He’s a handsome beast, isn’t he? 😉

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Saturday Morning

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Photo above: Chester, my beautiful Jack Russell dog sleeping alongside the ginger-coloured Chihuahua puppy, Twiglet.

Photo below: Chester, the Jack Russell; photo below this: Twiglet, the Chihuahua.

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Have a Lovely Weekend, Beautiful Friends! 🙂 xox

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