For those of you who follow my blog you will know that I have just been blessed with a lovely healthy grandson. We are all so thankful for the safe arrival of Arlo Frank and Im sure our roles in his little life will gradually find their definition, but while mum, dad and baby are learning the ropes of parenthood I am left with a very different kind of role, that of looking after my grandog!
A couple of weeks before Arlo frank was born, my eldest sons girlfriend lost her best friend during childbirth. Sadly having just given birth to a healthy baby boy and having held him for a few minutes there were complications, and mum lost her life. This was shocking on so many levels, heartbreaking for the family, devastating for Shona and of course with the awaited arrival of a new baby in our own family it was deeply shocking. The funeral is today and my thoughts are so with them all as they say goodbye to such a young and beautiful life. We could ask so many questions, but I think the best way forward is to love and support those who need it, and my part in doing that for now is looking out for this little chap for the day as they say their goodbyes.
This is Elvis. Sausage dog extraordinaire! Looking a little serious in this photo but don’t be fooled, he’s a little scamp.
Elvis came along at a good time. When family spirits for various reasons are a little low there is nothing quite like a four pawed furry friend to add a bit of spice and laughter to life, especially a puppy that needs lots of love and attention which for at least a short while removes us from our own worries.
Elvis taking time to ‘smell the roses’ or in this case apple mint.
Hmmm this little chap seems to have a thing about flowers! although something tells me he might have had a little help from the photographer to get in there as those little legs are really not built for climbing.
Everything in Nonnas’ garden is so exciting and so worth a sniff and an explore.
Luckily there is someone a little older and wiser to keep Elvis in check every now and then. Thanks Jess.
Phew! All this adventure is tiring for a little chap with little legs.
My favourite pic, and Elvis..thanks for keeping me well and truly entertained, and for bringing lots of pleasure to all who know you. I know that you will work your magic over the coming weeks as you bring your unique sense of fun and joy into the lives of those who love you. Your cheeky presence will be invaluable in the healing process of hearts that are broken.
Your one ‘Houndog’ for sure!
Love Alison x