Saturday, September 29, 2012

Devotee


The dog had been there for many years, both companion and protector. Her love and devotion were obvious and unconditional.

As the family grew and the kids grew up, she grew old. Eventually, time and circumstance gave chance for the family to return the favour.

Now the old girl needed them.



Linking to:
The prompt: 
"Devotion"


Image & story: McGuffy Ann Morris

20 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful greyed muzzle on a wisened old face! Dogs are the very definition of devotion, and eventually the time comes when we must return the favor with the ultimate gift of love and sacrifice. Beautifully written, Annie!

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  2. Beautiful. It's a shame that not everybody feels the same way. Nicely done.

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  3. I love this. Our pets love us unconditionally! We need to love and care for them the same way.

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  4. awww what a sweet sweet face! Aren't we lucky to have our pets! Lovely story and so true.

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  5. It would be a very sad world without our pets. We have so much to learn from them. I often think if only people were more like dogs the world would be a much nicer place.

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  6. Beautifully put, bittersweet memories of pets gone.

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  7. love the photo.....yes, pets give us so much, just because..... and we need to give them what they need, just because they deserve it....for example, when they are sick and old, we can give them a gift by letting them go and cease suffering...too bad we can't do that for each other...

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  8. The love of a dog is unparalleled, to me. I know one day I'll have to take care of my pups like this piece says. It's a heartbreaking realization, but I will do what I have to :) Nicely done!!

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  9. Nice story. For me, not just a story of devotion between humans and pets, but of all loved ones. Very nice. Randy

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  10. Lovely! It's such a privilege to love and be loved by an animal

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  11. Very poignant.

    I'm learning , now that we have elder care issues, that it works that way with people, too.

    Cheers!
    JzB

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  12. How beautifully touching. The love of a dog is forever.

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  13. what a great photo love the leaves especially this time of year and that loving face ahhh

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  14. They love us, our pets whether cat or dog. It is a privilege to love and care for them always. They are innocents.

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  15. My prayer is to live long enough to be able to return the devotion we receive from our Izzi ... This was a heart wrenching five sentences because it speaks to an ambivalent truth.

    Andrea

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  16. The true measure of devotion. I love this one!

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