Goodbye Ruby we will miss you.

© willowdot21

Born 2010 17th January.
Trained as a guide dog.
Started working for Val 2011 aprox May. We did her free exercise.
Retired and came to us 2016 April 27th.
Lived with us like a princess until 14th April 2023.

Where are you now are you pain free, are there miles of meadows to run? Can you remember how to run, carefree, pain free?
What a star you have been, touching so many lives, don’t ever doubt it girl you have had so many visitors and texts these last few days.
Have you met up with Una, Toby, Stix, Monty, Rebbo and Steve, not to mention all the cats they will all be so pleased to see you. What is the food like is it good? all the things you love and as much as you want…Oh talking of food have you met up with Marley and Ernie?
You deserve the best, you were a wonderful and talented guide dog, a loyal and loving friend, such a huge heart you were our best friend and confident.

The Vet and her nurse arrived and you got yourself up to greet them, they were delighted that you made the effort to go to the door. They had bought you a whole jar or gravy bone treats, your very favourites. Well they made you comfortable in your happy place on the rug by the french windows. They told us we could cuddle you which we did. Then they gave you a an injection of anesthetic and you fell asleep then they gave you phenobarbitone and you gently drifted off.

It was all very gentle and calm it was really done with care and love. Then they put you in a comfy bed wrapped in a blanket and took you away for the next stage of your journey. It truly broke our hearts to see them put you in their car and drive off with you but we knew we had done the best for you.

It is the end of an era for us you have been a wonderful influence on our lives. Thank you for being such a wonderful dog we love you now and always. I just thank God that you are no longer in pain and that you are no longer struggling to breathe.

You were so tired your pain was tangible it broke our hearts to see you struggling. You were so brave you insisted on your walk no matter how it made you suffer.
Your breathing was so laboured as you walked, well wobbled, you limped on all four legs.
We both hid our pain your Daddy is denied your struggles…he knew but left it unspoken.
You have reached the end of your journey.

As you sleep do you dream of youth?
Puppy play and training to assist.
No rest, training starts young in truth
So much expected of you the heaven kissed.
You served, you worked , we gave you play.
We loved you from afar until the day
You came to live with us
We hope you have enjoyed your retirement
A princess among dogs we love you
Our children and their children love you too.

© willowdot21

You stayed as long as you could but we could not let you suffer

We had to let you go but we will meet you again when it is our time at, the Rainbow Bridge.

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #53. Use CONTENTMENT as your inspiration this week.

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We walk hand in hand accepting who we are.
No need to reach for the stars, at one with nature
I’m here for you and you for me we don’t always agree, Yet we have found contentment.


Love is in Da Blog: Day 26.

Hi everyone today is Day 26 of Bee Halton’s Love Is In Da Blog. The prompt is choose your own.

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Now I love a good Bollywood movie or video, I don’t need to know the meaning of the words or the songs I can guess … I love it all so much 💓💓

Chammak Challo” is a song performed by Akon and Hamsika Iyer, and composed by AkonGiorgio Tuinfort as well as music director duo Vishal–Shekhar (Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani) and by Gobind Singh, as a part of the soundtrack for the 2011 Bollywood film Ra.One. It is Akon’s first musical collaboration with Indian artists. There are four other versions of the song in the album, including a remix by Abhijit Vaghani, another remix by DJ Khushi and an international version sung solely by Akon. The song, along with the rest of the soundtrack, was officially released on 21 September 2011. However, the song faced controversy when the rough version was leaked on the Internet on 31 May 2011.

This is part of 🐝’s Love Is In Da Blog.

Love Is In Da Blog: Day 17

Today Bee Halton’s prompt for Love Is In Da Blog A is Love Song about a child’s love.

I have chosen a song which I believe is a truly beautiful and true song about how children feel about and love their parents.

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The Living Years” is a soft rock ballad written by B. A. Robertson and Mike Rutherford, and recorded by Rutherford’s British rock band Mike + The Mechanics. It was released in December 1988 in the United Kingdom and in the United States as the second single from their album Living Years. The song was a chart hit around the world, topping the US Billboard Hot 100 on 25 March 1989, the band’s only number-one and last top ten hit on that chart, and reaching number-one in Australia, Canada and Ireland and number 2 in the UK. It spent four weeks at number-one on the US Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Paul Carrack sings lead vocals on the track.

The song addresses a son’s regret over unresolved conflict with his now-deceased father. It won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically in 1989, and was nominated for four Grammy awards in 1990, including Record and Song of the Year, as well as Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Video. In 1996, famed composer Burt Bacharach opined that the song was one of the finest lyrics of the last ten years.

In 2004, “The Living Years” was awarded a 4-Million-Air citation by BMI. More information here

Love Is In Da Blog:

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Good morning everyone today is Day ten of Bee Halton’s Love Is In Da Blog. Jim Adams has chosen our prompt for today. “A Love Song about unconditional love. Thanks, Jim, for this beautiful prompt. You have created some of the most interesting prompts. Please, check out his blog, “A Unique Title For Me.

Now I happen to think that mother love is the most unconditional love ever….well in most cases. So I have chosen Three Babies by Sinéade O’Connor. I love this song because I lost three babies , but happily I have three grown sons and you can read this song to the living or the dead or both. Such a beautiful expression of love.

Three Babies” is a song by Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor, released as the third single from her second studio album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990), in October 1990. Written and produced by O’Connor, the single was issued by Ensign and Chrysalis Records. A moderate success in Europe, it peaked at number 13 in Italy, number 19 in Ireland, and number 22 in Switzerland. In the UK, it reached number 42. A music video was also produced to promote the single. Read more here.

Each of these my three babies
I will carry with me for myself
I ask no one else will be
Mother to these three

And of course I’m like a wild horse
But there’s no other way I could be
Water and feed are not tools that I need
For the thing that I’ve chosen to be

In my soul
My blood and my bones
I have wrapped your cold bodies around me
The face on you
The smell of you
Will always be with me

Each of these my three babies
I was not willing to leave
Though I tried, I blasphemed and denied
I know they will be returned to me

Each of these my babies
Have brought you closer to me
No longer mad like a horse
I’m still wild but not lost
From the thing that I’ve chosen to be

And it’s ’cause you’ve thrilled me
Silenced me, stilled me
Proved things I never believed

The face on you
The smell of you
Will always be with me

Each of these, my three babies
I will carry with me for myself
I ask no one else will be
Mother to these three

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Sinead O Connor

Three Babies lyrics © Hipgnosis Sfh I Limited

Bee’s Love is in Da Blog. Love music of my teens.

Here is today’s prompt for the second day of “Love Is In Da Blog”:

A Hip-hop or Rap Love Song from your teenage years”(if the genre didn’t exist in your teens, choose your own)

There was no rap or hip-hop, love or otherwise in my teenage years So I have picked one of my favourite song from when I was twelve years old. I loved this type of music especially the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones all through my teenage years.

Heart full of soul by the Yardbirds!

Heart Full of Soul” is a song recorded by English rock group the Yardbirds in 1965. Written by Graham Gouldman, it was the Yardbirds’ first single after Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton as lead guitarist. Released only three months after “For Your Love“, “Heart Full of Soul” reached the Top 10 on the singles charts in the UK, US, and several other countries.

The Yardbirds first recorded the song with an Indian sitar player performing the distinctive instrumental figures. However, the group were dissatisfied with the results, so Beck developed the part on electric guitar to emulate the sitar. A contemporary review described it as an “oriental touch” and music writers have identified Beck’s contribution as introducing Indian-influenced guitar stylings to rock music and one of the earliest examples of what became known as raga rock. Beck’s use of a fuzz box has also been cited as perhaps the first significant use of the effect.

As one of the Yardbirds’ most popular songs, it was frequently performed in concert. There are a number of live recordings, the earliest of which feature Beck, while later ones feature guitarist Jimmy Page. “Heart Full of Soul” appears on several of the group’s compilations and renditions have been recorded by other musicians. More information at Wikipedia

THIS IS PART OF Bee 🐝 Halton’s Love is in the Da Blog!

Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge #45. Use EMBRACE as your inspiration this week.


From the second you arrive either clinical delivery suite
Or cosily at home or even a paddy field
That first embrace with mother or father, Gaia enfolds them all .


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Happy Christmas Everyone.

I wish all my lovely friends and followers here on wordpress a very happy Christmas may you all be blessed with a happy time.

Yule tide is upon us and yesterday was it’s eve. No doubt you have all been very busy. Well it’s time for you to sit down and have a break. So let’s all raise a glass to eachother and shout Happy Christmas.

Below is a little Christmas poem and some Christmas music.

Thanks for all your patience I love you all

It’s A Miracal

Black, black the sky, cold the winds blow

Across the sand by the light of the stars progress was slow.

She was slight but with child. Tired and near her time.

They had to travel though, the census to sign.

They arrived late after many days travel and there was no place to stay.

She was too tired to chide her man for his incompetence

A Miracle

Her time was near, she urged him to find a place she could lay.

He found a stable bare and full of the animal’s stench.

He did his best to make her comfortable as she began her labor

She was so young and a virgin she knew not what was happening

Finally a child was born as promised a boy to the world a saviour.

From outside came a gentle light and the sound of singing.

People came from far and wide, rich and poor bringing gifts

No one knew why they came but come they did

All saw the beauty of the family and felt their sorrow lift.

Image from Pixabay.

Love and kindness is for every day , not just for Christmas.


TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 300, 11/29/22, #ShareYourDay


Colleen said “This is the last poetry challenge for 2022. I’ll return on January 3, 2023, with a new year of poetry challenges.”

This is our 300th #TankaTuesday Challenge!!

It’s the fifth Tuesday of the month! #ShareYourDay is a way to get to know each other better. Take a photo and write a syllabic poem about your day. Don’t think on it too hard. Make it fun. The photo does not need to be a selfie. If you don’t have access to a camera, find an image on (please add the credits) that best describes your day.

© willowdot21.

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Life turned upside down.



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