Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Snaps of Autumn

Yesterday I did manage to get out and about with the camera after the fog cleared, and took some pics of things I found interesting. I didn't go far, and 2 of the dogs came along with me for the walk. The sun was shining and all around me I could hear birds singing, everything was quite peaceful if you exclude the faint tractor noises and chainsaws whirring as the locals get ready for winter.

I love the clarity and detail of this bee on the chrysanthemum flower, I hope you like it too.

And this is my favourite walnut tree looking rather bare now.

Finally something a little different. I was sent this as an e-mail today by my friend Shirley, who often comments on my blog and is a fantastic lady. I'd like to share it as I thought it was very sweet and tugged slightly on the old heart strings. Thanks Shirley, your e-mails are always enterrtaining and brighten my day.

Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels.  I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her.  I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn't be afraid.

As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage.  I didn't want her to know that I hadn't been walked today.  Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn't want her to think poorly of them.

As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn't feel sad about my past.  I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone's life.

She got down on her knees and made little kissy sounds at me.  I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her. Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship.

A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well  Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms.  I would promise to keep her safe.  I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes.  I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor.  So many more are out there who haven't walked the corridors.  So many more to be saved.  At least I could save one.

I rescued a human today.


  1. Glad to brighten a day for someone xx
    S x

  2. Lovely pics and writing as usual Suzi - really enjoy reading you blog
    Lynn x

  3. Great pics, really captivating Autumn, and the e.mail from Shirley very well put,

  4. Awwwww, brought a tear to my eye.
    Jak x

  5. Brought tears to my eyes! I am transporting 3 dogs this evening from a pound to a 'no kill' shelter. I am the 3rd 'relay person' on this journey across several counties in Ireland, and like many who donate their time or money to such work, I've no room for any more dogs myself, but am always tempted by just one more! I will pass on that wonderful post. I encourage anyone is thinking about being rescued by a dog to try it!