Tanka: Created With Love


black whippet in black coat and snood by loch shore.

We do not have much body fat or fur and wrap up warm in the morning mist. There is a chill in the air and it feels colder when the skies are clear. Kind-hearted souls knit snoods and sew coats to help homeless hounds. The money goes towards helping the dogs with veterinary care, food and shelter until a permanent new home can be found.

Greyhound eyes
deserve to sparkle
like the sky
small acts of kindness
save many gentle souls.

© Xenia Tran


We send you all so much love,

Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

The snoods and coats Eivor and Pearl are wearing can be bought from Forever Hounds Trust. If you live in the UK and are interested in volunteering please contact them as they are always looking for volunteers.

Photographs by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action.

In response to Carpe Diem Special Japanese Poetry in the Lowlands #1 Jeanine Hoedemakers

fjp Photo Challenge: Color Contrast

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her adopted and fostered whippets.

32 thoughts on “Tanka: Created With Love”

  1. Wonderful tanka and very true. Eivor and Pearl look very snug for the chilly mornings ❤ 🐾 I love how you captured the mist hovering just above the loch, Xenia. Much love to you all xxx

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  2. It was so Charlie Xenia, we would take her into a nursing home and all the elderly faces would light up. I also had a look at the rescue site you linked. So wonderful and also sad. We have an enormous problem in Australia with the Greyhound racing industry and there are also fantastic people running rescues.

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    1. I follow some of the Australian rescues on twitter and regularly retweet their adoption appeals, which can be seen embedded on our blog in the right hand bar. I can imagine Charlie lighting up many faces in the nursing home, such a lovely thing to do to take her there :o)

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