PEAR TREE LOG

pear tree log: I started this blog to keep my younger son, Jonny, in touch with life in Lincolnshire, while he spent a year working in China. That year turned into five! Now he is home and training to become a physics teacher. This is simply a patchwork quilt of some of the things I enjoy - life in rural Lincolnshire, our animals, friends, architecture, books, the gardens, and things of passing interest.



Sunday, 12 May 2013

Perception


I spotted these outside a shop door... patio furniture for children?


No,  a chair big enough for a giant to sit upon!


I took a peek inside and found a man carefully making these...all disappointingly standard sized!



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Thank you for all your wonderful support and helpful messages.
My heart has a dog-sized hole in it, but I am getting there.

The rescue centres are full of strays and abandoned dogs.
Dogs who need time, love and patience.
I know how rewarding they can be...
that's how I found my Toby.
x

17 comments:

  1. Hello Elaine, I'm so pleased to see you back. Only this morning I decided to touch base with you, to see how you were? Trouble was, by trying to contact you via the message thingy, all I managed to do is become a follower of my own blog! Not being very clued-up on this wizardry carry-on, I gave up and thought good thoughts. Alright, not the same I know, however I did try.

    Your post on Toby struck so many chords with me, because every day we get closer to the same decision. All good at the moment though.

    I do hope the pain in your heart is easing.

    LLX

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    1. Your good thoughts were gratefully received. Thank you, LL!

      I often pause and wonder how things are going for you and Lettice, so I am delighted to know that she is plodding on. May she continue to do so!
      x

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  2. Imagining your loss is a reminder of how I would feel . . . Your love of Toby is like, I am sure, our loving our Snickers.
    My thoughts and caring. Sweet memories with smiles, if possible, . . . Happy Mother's Day . . .

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    1. Thank you, Lynne, your kindness helps. I find that I can enjoy talking about him and the fun we have had - me and my 'shadow' - over those many years. I was so fortunate to find him. I know that I have to look around for another dog who needs some TLC, there are so many abandoned dogs out there who just need a chance.

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  3. Sending loads of bloggy love. Jx

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    1. Hello Jan,

      Received and appreciated! x

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  4. Still thinking about you lots x

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    1. Thanks, Molly...since your 'rat' post the cats have caught four middling-sized rats. They are earning their keep again! x

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    1. Hi Jane, It is difficult, but I have decided that I need to get another dog and stop crying for what I can't have. x

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  6. Perspective is a perfect word for you to use as well. Sometimes it is hard to capture.

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    1. Hello Susan, Quite right, but I am getting there. I have made my decision to help another dog. Progress.

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  7. Thinking of your loss of sweet old Toby.

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    1. Hello Ms Sparrow, Thank you. I know how well you understand. He was very special to me.

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  8. Oh, I love the way you rolled out these photos! I want the BIG chair. Sending you hugs from Spain and wishing you only sweet memories of Toby.

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    1. Hello Mitch, The big chair is truly enormous - I bet the boys would love it as their vantage point! Your hugs are truly appreciated - and yes, I have reached the point where I can laugh about some of the naughtier exploits of the young Toby. He wasn't always my faithful shadow, but I always forgave him.

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  9. I came by way of Meggie on the Prairie to visit, just back tracked and saw your loss. I am so sorry. I can so feel for you. We had to give that help for our 14 yr best friend of a canine, a few years back. He let us know he was ready but just breaks your heart and definately leaves you missing them dearly.The unconditional love of a dog is really so heartfelt and touching.

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