Unconditional Love

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A month ago (June 23) I wrote a post titled “My dog is a friend and companion” This is an update to that post.  My friend and companion, who I knew all his life, 13 years finished the race before me. The last few weeks for him was down-hill.  As with most elderly, he’d like to take several naps each day and only get up for some water and when time to eat.  When he needed to go out to do his business, it was a slow task for him to walk to the door.   In the last two weeks he’d look up to me as if to say I need help to the door.  I’d pick him up and stroke his back as I walked with him in my arms to the door.  I’d stand there and watch him.  His skinny little legs barely kept him standing.  When he finished, I’d go out and bring him back in. He’d sit on my lap as I watched television.  When it was time for bed, we’d both get up, our stiff and aching joints made both of us move slowly to our bed.  This past weekend he couldn’t get up.  Earlier in the year we took him to the vet, tests showed a high elevated liver count.  The vet said it could be cancer and at his age it would only be a matter of time. I took him back to the Vet hospital on Monday.  The vet examined him and said it is best he be euthanized. He wasn’t in pain, but he lost all his strength and energy and lost half of his normal weight.  I thank God for these 13 years we had together.   Our dog, Leo, gave me and my wife unconditional love.  Leo was a pet who was raised and trained with unconditional love also.  
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Daily Post Challenge; A Drop of Words

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Drop

A drop could be a very small quantity of anything.  At the end of its fall, it will leave an impression.  What are those special words you may drop on someone to leave an impression?

Are you there to pick up that small quantity of liquid that drops from the face of a person in sorrow?  A drop of kind words is an impression that may bring comfort, joy, gratitude, and compassion.

After it is dropped look for that impression.

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

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I painted this picture from the water side near the causeways that protect the land from the slamming waves of the Chesapeake Bay.  The light of Point Comfort peeks through the luscious colorful tops of the trees.  At the foreground is an open field surrounded with a variety of old oak, maple and poplar trees.  For many decades, these trees survived the harsh element of mother nature.

Old Point Comfort Light House is located on the grounds of Fort Monroe in the Virginia portion of the Chesapeake Bay at Hampton, Virginia.  It was first lit in 1802, stands 54 feet tall, and played an important part in the War of 1812.  The light house is listed as a Virginia landmark.

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