🌟🎄⛄️ Merry Christmas, Everyone! ⛄️🎄🌟

Im taking a short blogging break although I’ll be checking in now and again 😉 Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Thanks so much for all your support during the past year xx

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Beautiful #Northumberland #Photography #Sunrise

A stunning sunrise this morning from our holiday cottage a stone’s throw from the beach. I love being able to hear the waves rolling up the sand 🙂

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 22 – Group #Photography #Dogs

For Hugh’s photo challenge this week I’ve chosen two photos. The first is playtime after an agility class. You’d wonder that they had any energy left, but as you can see, the dogs enjoyed their free time.

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LurcherSOS ~ Saving Our Sighthounds

I received my Friends of LurcherSOS newsletter today. LurcherSOS is a rescue dedicated to Saving Our Sighthounds and does a great job under sometimes very difficult circumstances. They don’t use kennels, the dogs are fostered by volunteers and so are looked after and assessed in a home environment until they go to the their forever homes.

My boy, Finn, was fostered by a lovely lady in Surrey when he was brought over from Ireland. And she makes great coats for those dogs that need a little extra warmth on wintry days Susu Ding’s Divine Designs

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A lovely poem was included in the newsletter which I wanted to share…

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LurcherSOS and Sighthound Rescue can also be found on Facebook

I Stood By Your Bed….

 

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I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.
I could see that you were crying, you found it hard to sleep.
I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,
“It’s me, I haven’t left you, I’m well, I’m fine, I’m here.”

I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,
You were thinking of the many times your hands reached down to me.
I was with you at the shops today, your arms were getting sore.
I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.

I was with you at my grave today, you tend it with such care.
I want to re-assure you that I’m not lying there.
I walked with you towards the house as you fumbled for your key.
I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said “it’s me.”

You looked so very tired and sank into a chair.
I tried so hard to let you know that I was standing there.
It’s possible for me to be so near you everyday.
To say to you with certainty, “I never went away.”
You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew…
In the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.

The day is over… I smile and watch you yawning
and say “good-night, God bless, I’ll see you in the morning.”
And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,
I’ll rush across to greet you and we’ll stand, side by side.
I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.

Be patient, live your journey out…then come home to be with me.

Author ~ Colleen Fitzsimmons