old dog

Carefully she watches... from a short distance away. She is too old now to follow. Her legs are not as steady anymore, and her body is tired. But she watches carefully, to make sure all is well with him. She never takes her eyes off of him while he explores nearby.
This is our little visit to the brook by our home. J played in the water while Ebony and I sat close by.
She is not my dog really. She is my husband's dog. She always sits by him... she is always looking at him... she waits for him and longs for him when he is gone.
...and she watches over his son to make sure he is safe.
She touched my heart this day.