It is so good to have Tom and his two children, Rebecca (12) and Ben (11) staying here over Christmas, as they are very settled and happy. Tom’s new dog, Ruby, a cross between a Flat Coated Retriever (black) and a Golden Retriever, is remarkably well trained (by Tom), and is herself very content. She never barks! But like all dogs of this type, is very active and enjoys long walks – and Tom wondered why he had lost weight!

In canine excitement, Ruby runs around the room,
Chases her tail with furious energy,
But never quite catching it.
Her tail hardly represents a serious threat,
Nor chasing it, a major response.
This dog has so transformed Tom’s life, 
helped him think more responsibly, 
to anticipate trouble, in advance, 
Prepare for difficulties or avoid them. 
Ruby has been to Tom both vulnerable and supportive.
“Pet” is not the term of choice for Ruby,
She’s more a companion, servant, doggy helper;
with a mind of her own, she thinks for herself,
and manages think for others too.

Christmas Eve 2018

3 thoughts on “Christmas Eve

  1. Happy Christmas Peter, Tom, Rebecca and Ben!

    A lovely description of Ruby!  She sounds a wonderful asset.  Do give our love to Tom, and Rebecca and Ben (who won’t know who we are!!)

    You are much in our thoughts and prayers today.

    With love to all the rest of the family who you will see,

    Al and Derek


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