Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Holly and the Himalayan Balsam

Himalayan Balsam (according to my Collins Pocket Guide to Wild Flowers)
The sun through the trees

Holly has been down to stay. Only for one night but it gave me the chance to go walkies. I got home from work at lunchtime and Daughter and Son-in-law (who were also down) were out visiting friends. I didn't know if they'd walked Holly but I thought I should take her out, just in case. So we went over the tip, through the woods and back by the river.

It was a beautiful day and I spent most of the walk telling Holly stories about Harvey and how it was one of his favourite walks and how he loved the water too. Not that she was really listening; she just wanted to chase sticks.

I think Jesus must love Holly a lot. The best word to describe my stick-throwing would be erratic. Let's face it, I throw like a girly, and where it will go, nobody knows. But not one stick landed on Holly's head in spite of several coming within an ear's breadth, convincing me that someone was keeping an eye out for her.

Both Husband and I have been finding it more difficult of late. I think initially we felt relief for Harvey's sake - on the final morning he was very distressed - and, I suppose, a sort of relief for us. I often joked about checking that he was still breathing but I think we all were living with a sense of dread.

It's good that we're going on holiday tomorrow. Have I mentioned that we're going to start looking for a puppy when we get back? And I've offered to dogsit a friend's dog in October too. But little extras like walking Holly are a big bonus!


Lee said...

Happy Holidays, Liz and Mr. Liz. Have a wonderful time...and just think...you have something to look forward to when you get home...picking out a little puppy. :)

Dr. Stu said...

Before you get a new puppy, please read what I just blogged this very morn :-


Elsie said...

Hope you have a great time on vacation, though I think your return home and the new pup will be even better!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm sure Jesus does love Holly a lot, Liz, just as he loved Harvey. I do feel for you and know how difficult it must be at the moment. Hopefully the hol will help and I'm sure Harvey would want you to have a pup: the fact that you want another dog is great compliment to him, after all.

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