Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Reflect This - Day Four

You lovely people out there have made me feel so much better today. Thank you all from my heart.
A special Thank You to Liz, for her sweet post.

As today is the fourth day of Quilly's one-week Reflect This challenge, I'm posting a photo of Badger taken on a walk not very long ago. This was her favourite puddle whenever we'd had rain, and her face is reflected.


Carver said...

That's a quiet, peaceful shot of Badger reflected in the puddle. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I am really sorry about that, Mutley the (real) dog is 14 so I know what its like to have an old friend about the place.

quilly said...

Soak in the good memories. They will help you heal.

Anonymous said...

That's neat.

Carletta said...

I came from Quilly's! So very sorry to hear about Badger. My heart truly goes out to you. We actually took our 18 yr old cat to the vet yesterday morning and are hoping for the best.
Our pets are little children.

I didn't know you were participanting in Quilly's meme until today. I love all your reflections.

CherryPie said...

It is a beautiful photo.

starnitesky said...

That's a lovely photo of badger.

Dr.John said...

Having let go of three really great dogs in my life I know how you feel.An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy, woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so they walked on.
They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him.
The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed, I'm sorry but he can't come with you." "What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If He can't come in, then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life, I can't desert him now. " "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area, he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road " So the old man and dog went on.
They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable " "You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?" " No sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final. "
The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven." "You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?" "That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"
Author Earl HamnerThe Twilight Zone
I found this story helpful.

B. Roan said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss. A lovely tribute to a beautiful Badger.

jientje said...

Very cute picture! I love how puddles reflect things, they can make such pretty pictures!
Now that I would want puddles,I can't seem to find any!!

Nydia said...

What a sweet photo. One good thing is that she had such special, loving friends sharing her life with.

Kisses from ydia.

Reba said...

Whoof!!! I nearly missed this one. I like this photo!!! Bark!!

Reba @ Reba’s Run
or this dog’s Reflections – Day 5

Alice - I Was Born2Cree8 said...

I am so sad for you at this time. Having lost beloved pets myself, I can relate to the pain and emptiness. Devastating! My heart goes out to you. I also have a dog that is getting up there... Reba will be 10 in a few short months. "They" say rottweilers only live from 8-13 years. I am so grateful that she, so far, is very healthy.

Alice at I Was Born2Cree8
Or Reflections