Wednesday, 11 September 2013


There are so many things we treasure in our lives.   Sometimes we try to hang on to everything!   Carmi this week, over in writteninc. has called for photographs of what we treasure.

There are, inevitably, pets.

This is my beloved Wags (OK, our daughter named her!)   She came as a puppy about 40 years ago and stayed with us for 11 years.   She designated herself as my dog, protected me and made sure I was in sight most of the time!   A Springer Spaniel/Border Collie cross,  when out on a walk she was never quite sure whether to round us up or retrieve us!   I cried for a week when she got a tumour and had to be put to sleep.

This photo, which is a copy of a scanned copy, and not particularly photographically good, is a very treasured picture.   It shows my parents, and my much-loved mother-in-law, plus my daughter and my parents' other two grandchildren.   The photo was taken in 1970, and sadly only the two girls are still alive.   Oh yes, and mine is the one with her mouth open!!


Michèle Dextras said...

Family pets give us such comfort and unconditional loyalty! And family, treasures for sure. Thank you for the peak into your life Gilly!

Karen S. said...

Absolutely beloved and perfect treasures!

Bob Scotney said...

If my daughter sees your post she is ging to ask why I ignored her dogs.

Alexia said...

How wonderful to have that family photo, Gilly! And the Border Collie is a sweetheart. A friend of mine has two and they are just gorgeous - she lives on a huge orchard property and they have plenty of room to get lots of exercise, which those dogs need... thank you for such great pics :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wags was very pretty, Gilly. (By the way, I named my first cat "Whack".)

I see why you treasure that 2nd photo, high resolution or no.

Max Sartin said...

Family and pets - always a treasure.

Carmi Levy said...

I have a hard time looking at old pictures - they often remind me of what and who we've lost since. But you've reminded me here why we need to keep looking back and why we must always appreciate the treasures that surrounded us. And the treasures that once did.

Love these looks back.