Haibun: The Puppy Within

a senior whippet looking at a picture of herself as a puppy
a picture of a blue and brindle whippet puppy

Misty’s family came over for a visit this weekend and it was lovely to see them again. After a walk on the beach we went back to our house and they gave us this beautiful picture of Misty as a puppy that had been hanging on her late owner’s wall.

Misty is still very playful. She loves flinging her toys around the room as well as my slippers. Showing her the picture, she sniffs it and looks thoughtfully at her younger self. Then she turns towards the wall with pictures of our other dogs, where she is happy for us to hang it.

fruits of summer –
between blackcurrant bushes
forget-me-nots bloom

Β© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle senior whippet in a dog bed with a green toy

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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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.

58 thoughts on “Haibun: The Puppy Within”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza, it is such a lovely gift. With all the dogs we cared for we never knew much about their past and this is extra special πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx

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  1. I’m so glad Misty has settled in so well and that you had a chance to see her younger self. I know you cherish your memories of all your dogs and that you have a generous amount of love for Misty as she has for you.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne. We are so grateful for all the memories and it feels as if our dogs are so happy for Misty to share our journey when they no longer could. There has and always will be enough love for all them in our hearts and it is so lovely you can feel that too. Wishing you a wonderful new week and much love back from our house to yours πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois, it is so special to learn more of Misty’s life story πŸ’œ It is the first time in thirty-three years of adopting and fostering that we are given such lovely details about a sweet soul in our care. We are so grateful and it feels as if all this was meant to be πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š It is such a lovely gift and we are so happy to see Misty settling in so easily. Wishing you a happy Monday and much love to you and sweet Flynn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and the hugs dear Diana, she is such a sweet soul πŸ’œ Warm hugs back across the miles and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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  2. That is a lovely photo of Misty. Lovely to see it found its way on the wall at home. It looks good there. It looks like Misty recognises herself in the photo 😊 Lovely poetry too. Hope you are enjoying summer, Xenia 🐾😊

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel, it is such a sweet photo and she looked straight into her younger self’s eyes! Hope you are having a good Summer too and much love back from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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  3. What a wonderful story to share. I always love the photos of your dogs and their adventures. Seeing Misty as a puppy, in that photo, must have been very special when you opened the gift. “forget-me-nots” — flowers and the wonderful photos you have on that wall. I guess in some ways, all photos are forget-me-nots πŸ™‚ LOVE this idea!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lillian, it is so lovely to see photographs as forget-me-nots and they were flowering between the fruit when Misty’s family were visiting πŸƒπŸ’œπŸƒ xxx

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