Tanka: Gratitude

two whippets dancing on the tidal sands

in a beam of sunlight
our gratitude
for love, home and family
forever in our hearts

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black winter jackets playing on the tidal sands
a blue whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across the tidal sands

Today is Thanksgiving’s Day in the US and we want to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all our blogging friends for their love and support, our friends who work as volunteers in the shelters and everyone who helps to make this world a better place.

If any of you want to join Eivor and Pearl in their dance, here are Mumford & Sons performing their song ‘Guiding Light’:

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

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This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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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.

39 thoughts on “Tanka: Gratitude”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Liesbet, so glad you enjoy their music too! 🎶 This song is from their latest album ‘Delta’, which is beautiful. A very happy Thanksgiving to you and Mark and much love to you both from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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  1. Such happy faces. I know animals walk to a different beat with God and I always wonder if those who are blessed as these two are, really understand how very fortunate they are. They meet us soul to soul.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anita 💜 All the animals we have adopted over the years had their own way of expressing their gratitude. We adopted a four month old puppy many years ago who had been abandoned by a motorway just after Christmas. He was in a dog pound first, then a shelter. From the first meal we gave him he thanked us for the food before eating by nudging our hand and licking our face. He did this with every meal for thirteen years. Eivor has a warm and quiet way of expressing thanks, a deep loving look and a paw on your arm after a walk, a nudge of the hand after eating his food. Pearl is very exuberant, she flings her paws around your neck for a hug and a lick after a walk and after play to say thank you 🙂🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tracy. The sun is still low in the sky on our morning walk and beams through the gaps in the trees, which gives this play of shadow and light on the sands. The shaded parts sstill feel cold from the night and Eivor and Pearl skip from one sunny part to the next to catch the warmth 🌞🐾💖🐾 xxx

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  2. “Love Hope and Family”
    And ‘Guiding Light’ by
    Mumford And Sons
    Quite A Thanks
    Giving Treat
    A Bit
    Behind on the
    Poetry Trail i am
    Since A Metaphorical
    Luxurious Miami Vacation
    as Such.. Nice to See You Xenia
    Happy Daily Thanks Giving LiGHT TRuE
    Yes.. i
    Will use
    Song too
    Soon Enough
    ThankS AGAiN
    With So Much Love..:)

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