Saturday, February 9, 2013

Focus On Life - Can you feel the Love?

Hello friends,

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, 

Hugs,

24 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Jenni they are both cute! Yes, all that matters is that the fur baby is happy and we can still love them!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

What a sweet photo! And I agree with Beth.

MaryL said...

This photo will be so treasured by your daughter in the future... just beautiful!

Annette said...

Oh goodness, what a wonderful and touching photo. Hopefully Pepper will be around for a few more loving years.

Claire said...

what a beautiful photo! treasure every day with her :)
happy saturday!
no. 18

Karen Mitchell said...

Lots of fur babies this week. Nice to see all of them, young or old!

SummersStudio said...

I love the love in your photo! It's a great one. We have a senior dog (13 years old)too who has many health issues now. But as long as he's comfortable we would never do anything other than love him up.

Courtney said...

I love your photo! the hug, the black and white, so very special!

Bonnie said...

Fabulous photo! I can feel the love.

AntiquityTravelers said...

keep hugging that wonderful furbabie of yours! no doubt she can feel the love from you all!

Beti Horvath said...

What a lovely picture! We do love our pets, and they know it, and love us back. Do what you can to make her life full of joy, as she gives you joy.

Marlene Cupo said...

She is a beauty, and LOL, her name is Pepper. We have a rescue dog named Pepper too, and she does the same "I am your shadow" routine with my hubby who picked her out. It's like they know where the love is coming from and want to give it back.

CraftyHope said...

SO SWEET!

Patty Woodland said...

I truly believe they let you know when they are ready to go.

That's a great photo

Janet Bocciardi said...

Awww... As long as she's enjoying life she should be with you all. You'll know when it's time, because she'll let you know. Hugs.

Islandgirl said...

I've never had a pet that died of natural causes at home. I'm sure you'll enojoy her for as long as you can and as long as she's happy love her!

Sally Russick said...

Jenni, the love just oozes from the photo and Pepper looks like she thoroughly enjoys those hugs! Our dog is 13yrs old, we fuss over him as much as we can because we know that time is short.

Tanya said...

What a great photo. I am so glad that Pepper continues to bring love into your life.

Stacie said...

Your photo really let me 'feel' the love you both have for each other...how wonderful!

A Polymer Penchant said...

I'm sure you are quite right. Sure sounds like you are soaking up all of Pepper's love right back

Doris said...

What a beautiful picture, Jenni. I hope Pepper brings joy into your lives for quite a few more years.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Your black and white picture is gorgeous, I can feel the love you have for Pepper.

Shel said...

Love is written all over this photo - from both of the lovely souls in it!! I imagine Pepper is just as happy to have you as you are to have her!!

Sharyl said...

Beautiful story and photo!

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