"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, April 14, 2006


It's a beautiful day today. The sun is shining, fluffy white clouds are scudding across the sky and the temperature is encouraging. So encouraging that I felt the urge to go and do a bit of work in the sadly neglected garden.
I mowed the lawn, tidied up the few plants we have, brushed the patio, as I did last year and the year before.
But this time, there is no Lucy pottering around behind me, flopping down on the patio, watching my every move.

I sat on the bench and listened to the birds, felt the warmth of the sun and thought of Lucy.


Blue Witch said...

I too felt the same today about our sadly deceased (killed by a speeding car last November) Ginger Familiar - a fluffy ginger cat.

The garden's not the same without her.

They may 'only' be animals, but they make a big difference, to us, don't they?

Michelle said...

Sounds like a perfect day Jenny. I'm certain Lucy would have been there in spirit :)
Happy Easter to yourself and Keith :o)

Timorous Beastie said...

This is the first time I have read your blog, so I don't know the story of Lucy, but I guess she died sometime recently. She is beautiful. The very sight of her brought a tear to my eye.

Jennyta said...

They certainly do, Blue Witch. It's three months since she died but I do really miss her.

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Michelle and happy Easter to you and A. too.
Timorous Beastie - it's nice to have you visit. Lucy was an elderly rescue dog whom I adopted when off with stress a few years ago. She hated the rescue centre and I always said that we helped each other through depression!

Shooting Parrots said...

Maybe it's the time of year, but we spent some of our recent walk talking about how much our late dog, Bingo, would have enjoyed it there.

Jennyta said...

For me I think it was the fact of doing something for the first time since Lucy had gone. (Says a lot about my gardening!)


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