|You know the old adage 'A picture is worth a thousand words'? You just have to look at the above photos sent by my Mom and Dad to know the dog that Ginger was.|
Ginger and I developed a special bond this past summer when she realized that I always have dog treats in my pockets (a necessity for the owner of a wayward puppy). All of a sudden, she was trying to outspeed the younger family dogs when I asked for a 'Sit' or 'Lie Down'. It was pretty cute.
|Marlowe, Ginger and Meeko. Not in the photo: Mabel.|
And if they could be there with you right now to offer a little canine comfort, I know that her buddies Meeko, Marlowe (my brother's family dog) and Mabel (my sister's family dog) would be.
I think it is hard to hear of a pet dying without feeling the weight of all past pets. So in this moment, my thoughts are with Ginger but also our childhood dogs Peppi, Mitzi and Toby, my cat Mackenzie King and my sister Karen's cat Whiskers. I give thanks to all pets everywhere for the wonderful comfort and companionship they bring us.
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
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I wanted to close this post with four lovely photos kindly sent to me by Émilie who is from Brittany, France. As she said, these rainbows are not in the sky but they are beautiful all the same. Beautiful indeed.
|Mucha stained glass in Prague, Czech Republic|
|Windows in Manchester cathedral|
|Painted horse in Rotterdam|
|Cathedral in Jumièges, Normandie|
Thank you to all my blog readers for your kindness and thoughtfulness. You warm my heart.