Here is a great picture of all of us guys together,
Mama and Stoney Wall, and Merlin, and Frodo and of course me.
It's funny how when you are building a family, you don't really think,
oh yeah, all these animal family members are all going to be old at the same time.
BUT THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
Poor Mama and Papa.
IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH.
So old brother Stoney Wall was 16 and one half when he passed last August.
IT HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR ALREADY!
This picture was just before he passed.
Brother Merlin is now going on 12 years old,
pretty old for a collie.
Brother Frodo is now almost eleven.
And for me, of course I am going on fourteen.
WOW WHERE DOES TIME GO!!
And so my Dharma Do's for today are as follows.
DO LOVE YOUR ANIMAL FAMILY,
AND YOUR HUMAN FAMILY TOO.
NONE OF US KNOW HOW LONG WE HAVE,
AND EACH OF US
IS TO BE CHERISHED.
DO take family photos, in hard copy.
It is such a treasure to have something, in the hand,
MEMORIES OF GOOD TIMES,
something to be seen, to be touched, to be held.
Do know that the
most important thing in the
WHOLE WIDE WORD
KNOWING WHO YOU LOVE
KNOWING WHO LOVES YOU.
It is so important to
FIND A WAY TO BRING THEM TOGETHER.
"Where there is great love there are always miracles"
Mama always loved reading her books and her favorite was
Hope everyone is safe with this crazy weather.
Chell Sommese is a retired teacher.