Monday, 14 December 2015

Still

Sometimes it's the simplest thing that can move a person.
Something which on the surface can seem mundane,
But when you see experience it, 
It's all rather special.
It was getting dark when the cottage eventually went quiet today.
And silence often means destruction when a puppy is at home. 
I checked the kitchen and living room where the other dogs were sleeping
 and she was no where to be seen, 
so I climbed the stairs and checked the bedroom.
Mary was sitting quietly on the bed looking out of the window. 
She was still and alert and in typical Welsh terrier fashion, she was unmoving for the 
longest time
Just gazing out over the fields at dusk

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  1. Bless her. She's probably learning that you don't have to savage everything, and everyone in sight, to enjoy the better things in life.

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  2. Awww, is the little girl starting to grow up?

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  3. "Still" is a nice word and I think there should be more stillness in our lives. Thanks to Mary for reminding us of that.

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  4. It is all coming together again tonight xxxx

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  5. A very contemplative little puppy you have, John.

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  6. How Wonderful. Another 'William'.

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  7. made me cry :)
    She has to be the sweetest thing ..

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  8. Dear little girl . Life is amazing isn't it when you get a sweet glimpse into her inner world. I love your tender heart John x

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  9. She's starting to grow up.

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  10. Even dogs contemplate.

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    1. I really think that they do

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    2. Is she wondering when she gets her own Scotch Egg?

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  11. Still, still, still,
    Let all the earth be still.
    For Mary in her arms enfolding
    Hope of all the world is holding.
    Still, still, still,
    Let all the earth be still

    Just reminded me straight away of this hymn!

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  12. What an incredibly peaceful image.

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  13. All children eventually grow up

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  14. Gorgeous puppy girl !

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  15. She was probably working out how long it would take her to run the full length of those fields with you frantically running behind lol.

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  16. Oh bless her. She is just gorgeous.

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  17. She seems to be thinking - "God. How lucky I am to have been brought into this wonderful home."

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  18. Sometimes the young pups surprise us. Hopefully, she's not plotting anything.

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  19. Peace, comfort and satisfaction of mind personified.

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  20. That is incredibly sweet.

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  21. All is calm. All is right.

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  22. I wonder what she was thinking ...

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  23. My Gran used to say they could see other places and creatures than we and that when one would go very still, with a 'long' look in their eyes... as guardians of our hearts... they were either welcoming something in, or warning it off.

    Wonder which your wee Mary was doing.

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    1. what a wonderful thought !

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    2. Gran was full of wee nuggets of wisdom. =)

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    3. Funny, when I saw the photo, I had to look again, because my first thought was, "It's Meg." Wonder if she saw her and was hearing stories about life whilst Meg was there and before her own arrival.

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    4. That's a lovely thought megan. =)

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  24. Be still my heart x

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  25. So wonderful Mary is fitting in nicely.
    Watson use to do this often. I miss seeing that quiet time.

    cheers, parsnip

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  26. Pretty cute, John.

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  27. I look for something beautiful everyday, and it usually is the mundane that grabs me the most.

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  28. Sweet Mary keeps an eye on everything.

    Love,
    Janie

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  29. Thinking of Christmases past maybe.

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  30. Sounds like you're missing her 'Little Miss Mischief' side.

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  31. It's the moments like these that make all the two hour potty training and ripped to shreds important things not so important, still moments and the moments when they look up deep into your eyes with love shining from theirs.

    They are clever things these dogs of ours, they capture our hearts, minds and souls :-)

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  32. She's probably wondering why it's getting dark so freaking early!

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  33. I'll carry that with me all through the day.......so sweet. Thank you!

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  34. Elise does this but usually on the threshold of the back door when it's freezing or raining. Only ham will get her to move. I wonder what they think about while they sit still like this?

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  35. Hi John, could I ask you to sign the Soi Dog anti dog meat trade petition. They are trying to help thousands of suffering dogs. I couldn't manage a link to the petition, sorry.

    Jean
    x

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    1. Certainly jean , where do I find it

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    2. http://www.change.org/p/uk-prime-minister-support-the-uk-parliament-s-call-to-end-the-dog-meat-trade
      Hope the link works. It has been organised by The Soi Dog Foundation. Trying to put an end to the torture the dogs suffer at the hands of unscrupulous and cruel people.

      Thanks

      Jean
      x

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  36. You're so right. I really do need to get out more. This brought me to tears x

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  37. Naught wrong with being a daydreamer. A friend has a little schnauzer who sits blankly in a world of his own. Would love to know whats on their minds.

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  38. I wonder if Meg was scampering about out there and Mary could see her ? X

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