We can learn so much from our kindred spirits, the ones that choose us, the ones that just appear in our lives and end up being indispensable, a life unknown before we met them.
Our time indoors has intensified with our relationships, in so many ways, but with our animals, it has been a blessing to have such unconditional love and companionship.
I love the photographs taken by my friend Eve, of animals that gravitate towards her. She collects characters because they can feel her spirit, she isn’t showing fear, but approaches them as them. And to gain an animals love , they mostly just need respect. And she takes a cracking photo.
Our world at Skye Blue House has been made so much fuller and richer through our animal friends. Cats, dogs, guinea pigs, fish, chickens… When a small paw holds yours at the end of a long day, things don’t seem so bad.
So here is a little bit of dogs wisdom on the game of life.
1 Treat everyone as a potential friend
But use your instincts when someone makes your fur stand on end..
2 Eat at regular times
Even though there is delicious temptation everywhere
3 Take plenty of naps
No matter where you are
4 Be free to run up mountains
Even if it is only in your sleep
5 Be photo ready
6 Stay loyal
To the tribe you found. They are your family.
7. Keep your fur neat
Or you might miss a pat
8. Know your humans
Soon they will understand your psychic ability
9. Avoid jealousy
And you’ll make best friends
10. Bathe occasionally
Humans seem to appreciate that
11 .Love with abandon
No matter the time you’ve got
12. Be you
That’s why you’re here xx
After our lockdown experience, 14 years of special times together and a final adventure; it is heart breaking to tell you our news. Due to cancer, Skye deteriorated swiftly and passed away last week peacefully. She had the best of lives and everyone loved her, even complete strangers. We were blessed to have her with us for every single day of Leah’s life. Thankyou Skye, the gentlest, kindest, most loyal spirit. Run free on the beach chasing shadows.
All our love Liz and Leah and Skye’s animal friends X
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Lovely Skye forever in our hearts, I feel for you all at Skye Blue House, in time the fun, joy and love that she gave to you both will out weigh the deep sorrow you feel at her loss.
lovely animally edition thank you here at the lodge no pets allowedwe have to make do with squirrel cyril, and sybling,..
various cats none very friendly Jack doors swifts once only once a wood pecker, am doing some hedgehog campaining on behalf of Hedgehog super High ways for Brockley with Hedgehog street .org. Best from the once and future place of the badger,.Phils.
Aww, thankyou Phil. It wasnt intentional to amass all these creatures, but they all seem to like it here!! Skye was simply lovely. And appreciated the simple pleasures in life. As do you I know. Loved your poems xx
Oh no Sky was?