It is now week six of Focus on Life.
Sally from the Studio Sublime sent us the challenge this week to see if we could 'feel the love'.
I snapped this one last night... we are all besotted by our little Miniature Schnauzer dog, Pepper. This is her with my daughter.
At 12, ( is that 84 years in human terms? ) years of age, Pepper is such a little fighter. She has Lupus, Diabetes and now has started to lose both her vision and hearing.
I can hear some of you say..."surely it would be kinder to let her go?" Well, even though she has all those formidable health issues, she seems to enjoy her day. She is still reasonably active, enjoys her food and is in no obvious pain.
Most days, ( unless it is too hot or rainy... sensible girl! ) she still loves her twice daily walk.
She loves being where we are and follows us from room to room just to be part of the action.
Today she sat with me in the studio, quite comfortably while I fiddled around (no gas or loud hammering noises) with a piece I was working on. It was nice to have 'someone' to talk to!
So, she is with us for a bit longer. We all know her time is probably short, so we hug her constantly! I think it is the love of "her people" that keeps her going.
Laura and Pepper - February 2013.
Hope you are feeling a bit of love around your neck of the woods,