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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 5th June, 2023)

Pretty Boy


Pretty Boy
My Dad says I am a pretty boy, he does love his camera. I am his new model.

Photo: John Harrison  (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
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Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 5th June 2023 at 00:18

A lovely photograph, I hope viewers won't mind me sharing a poem I wrote when I lost my dog Sally ,25 years ago . I'm sure dog lovers who have lost their friend will share the sentiment expressed.

Life Without Sally.

My Beloved Staffie.
By Tom Walsh.

Life without Sally is hard to explain, no wagging tail, no friendly bark no long walks in the country park.
Gone are her eyes trusting and true, days are long and evenings blue without my soul mate Sally.

The fateful day the vet bid me come, her eyes were sad her tail was limp, I held her close, I hugged her tight, the time had come to say goodnight, to say goodnight to my companion Sally.

Tears welled up the hurt was real, the pain was harsh I feel it yet. I stayed with her until the end, I couldn't bear to leave my friend, to leave my best friend Sally.

The journey home was very sad, I felt alone,I felt bereft. I brought home her collar, tag and lead,I have them yet and always will ,they are all that I have left ,of my dear friend Sally.

Years go by the pain is less, but still I wish
I could have shown a doughtier side on that dark day.I hope she didn't see me cry or hear my deep and heartfelt sighs,I wouldn't want that bitter memory, not for my best pal Sally.

Comment by: Gary on 5th June 2023 at 07:32

Decent wuffer - looks as though he's just won a game of dominos.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th June 2023 at 07:37

I wouldn’t call him a ‘pretty boy’ he is a handsome animal. “Pretty boy” sound more like a budgie… He looks calm and friendly…nice photo.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th June 2023 at 08:42

What a beautiful dog John, he’s just a little bit bigger than my little Gizzy ( Chihuahua) lol.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th June 2023 at 08:56

That’s really sad Tom. You get so attached. My neighbour has just lost her dog Zac it’s so upsetting…he always woofed woofed when he saw me and I miss him every time I go in the back garden. He always let me know he was there.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th June 2023 at 09:03

Oh Tom,your poem brought tears to my eyes..I together with hundreds of others know what it's like to lose a dog, and its just devastating isn't it..they are so faithful to the very end.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 5th June 2023 at 09:29

A lovely well behaved dog, that is until it bites a child to death, get real this sort and most other dogs are wild animals and can be very dangerous.

Comment by: Maureen on 5th June 2023 at 10:12

Mick,do you see the worse in everybody and everything..you really are a sad creature.

Comment by: Aitch on 5th June 2023 at 10:56

Nice one John you know I like doggie pics

Comment by: DerekB on 5th June 2023 at 12:15

Wigan Mick, the vast majority of dogs are not very dangerous and bad behaviour in some breeds is invariably down to their owners, who are not fit to own a dog . In my experience, all the dogs I have had the privilege of owning have given more to me and my family than they ever expect in return. I think most responsible dog owners will agree with this.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 5th June 2023 at 12:32

Yes,Tom that is a lovely poem,they really are so loyal and faithful.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th June 2023 at 14:08

Trust Wigan Mick - he does it on purpose. Still not convinced who he says he is. Humans can be more vitriolic than a good dog. Attention seeking as usual.

Comment by: Wigan Mick on 5th June 2023 at 15:13

Well then don't give him the attention he is seeking.

Comment by: Veronica on 5th June 2023 at 15:56

At least you own up to it!
If you can’t say anything positive try keeping ‘Shtum’.. that’s going to be hard though
isn’t it?
Another thing you don’t need to preach about mad dogs we are all old enough to know the difference…

Comment by: Cyril on 5th June 2023 at 17:10

Lovely John, nothing quite like the nudge of a cold wet schnozzle, followed by the warm lick of a tongue in your ear on mornings to wake you in time to go for a walk.

Wonderful poem Tom and truly describes the heartache felt when the time arrives to saying goodbye to a dearly loved and faithful friend.

Comment by: Percy Clodder on 5th June 2023 at 21:39

As things stand, I currently don’t have a tattoo on any part of my body , although I’ve recently been considering having the likeness of my pet pangolin immortalised
In blue ink on my left buttock .
Before taking the plunge however , I thought it may be best to consult Veronica with regards to her opinion . Should I go for it or not ?

Comment by: e on 5th June 2023 at 22:29

My canary “ bubbles “ passed on last week ,so now I cannot hear her squeak.
I’m traumatised without a doubt to know she will no longer shout “ gerroff your backside you idle bum and shove some millet in my tum “ .

Thank you . This is my contribution for this year’s Pullitzer prize entry.

Comment by: DTease on 5th June 2023 at 23:18

I love this hot weather, you get to read all the other passengers tattoos instead of those useless free papers.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th June 2023 at 08:09

That’s a ‘no brainier’ Percy but try finding a Tattooist who uses invisible ink then you’d still get that sensation of being a pin cushion….

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