When my eyes wander along the images of homeless dogs before I say my prayers a young whippet-cross stares into the distance from the screen. My heart skips a beat when I see the red coat with sheepskin lining. Those of you who read ‘Spirit Companion’ will know that I donated Seamus’ old coats to the shelter after his passing. The young whippet-cross has been picked up as a stray, just like Seamus. He has been reserved for adoption and while I look at his sad brown eyes and thin body under that familiar coat I say to him: “God bless you sweet boy. Seamus would have loved you and his coat will keep you warm in Winter. We wish you a happy and healthy life in your new home. Everything is going to be just fine.”
he leaves the shelter
with more than good wishes
around his shoulders
© Xenia Tran
With love to you all,
Photograph of rescue whippet-cross in the red coat taken at shelter by SSPCA.
Photograph of Seamus wearing his red coat underneath a newer coat in sub-zero temperatures by Xenia Tran, unedited.
Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA
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