Meeting Misty

A warm-hearted thank you to all of you who showed so much kindness and love after the loss of our beloved Eivor and Pearl last month. Your prayers, healing, comments, messages and cards have wrapped us in a warm blanket of comfort, love and light.

We had no intention of fostering or adopting another dog so soon until angels both in heaven and on earth brought Misty into our lives. She was the much-loved only dog of an elderly couple, who have cared for her since she was a pup. The woman passed away six years ago and her widower passed away recently.

a senior brindle whippet in a red coat on the beach

Misty is used to a quiet life and needs to be the only pet in the house. Her family are great animal lovers with a house full of pets and a lively toddler.

They contacted rehoming charity Give a Greyhound a Home and asked if they could find a Forever Foster Home for Misty. Misty is on medication for life for one health condition and on a special diet for another. She is receiving supplements for a third condition and a fourth condition is currently not life-threatening, though needs to be monitored.

a senior brindle whippet in a red coat running across tidal sands

The family visited us with Misty the day before we were leaving for a short break. In the midst of all our grief, Misty moved between us with love, kindness and grace and we felt the possibilities for healing.

There were tears. Above all, there was love. They left Misty in our care with her food and medication, her beds and blankets and a warm red coat.

portrait of a senior brindle whippet in a red coat beside an ancient pine

Here a new journey begins. We feel grateful and blessed to be able to care for this sweet soul in her twilight years and remain in close contact with her family.

Our walks are shorter and quieter, giving us special times together with all the beauty and magic that nature has to offer.

We will post here on Mondays and Thursdays, and continue to post on our sister blog Tranature on Wednesdays.

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed Summer Solstice/Winter Solstice tomorrow,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Middle

Happy Valentine’s Day

Celebrating seven years of whippet love and friendship

a blue and white whippet and a black and white whippet snuggled together on the sofa

Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Word of the Day Challenge: Cherish

Wordless Wednesday: Frozen Sands

two whippets in winter jackets walking on frozen sand in the dunes
entangled frozen kelp and bladderwrack on the beach

Thank you again for your good wishes before we went on our short blogging break.

We hope you had a good week too and wish you a wonderful Wednesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Full Flow

a black whippet running across the beach followed by his shadow
two whippets running on a wide tidal beach

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 360 and f/16 – 1/800 s – ISO 500.

Wordless Wednesday

Haiku: Scent of a New Day

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the frozen grass side by side

silver frost
dogs pick up the scent
of a new day

© Xenia Tran

a cairn and bench overlooking the Moray Firth with snow on the peaks across the water

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 125.

Word of the Day Challenge: Picking

Wordless Wednesday: Soft Sand Zoomies

a blue and white whippet speeding past across the beach
a smiling blue and white whippet with a yellow ball on the beach

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Terrain

Wordless Wednesday: Fernweh Forest

a black whippet running towards the camera on a forest trail in dappled light
a black whippet running along a forest trail to join the main path

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday and may you all stay safe and well,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fernweh

Haiku: Trust

a blue and white whippet looking up at the trees on a forest trail

forest trail
the dogs meet and part
with their shadows

© Xenia Tran

close up image of large green ferns catching the sun

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed new week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #109: Under the Sun

Word of the Day Challenge: Trust

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #318: Meet & Part

Haiku: Sweet Balance

two whippets approaching a bend on a descending forest trail

forest walk
step by step we see the pine
in scattered cones

© Xenia Tran

two whippets standing together on a forest trail

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 -1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem The Beauty of Haiku #1828: Baransu (Balance)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Space

Word of the Day Challenge: Sweet

Wordless Wednesday: Weaving The Way

a black whippet galloping away on a narrow forest trail
a smiling black whippet between tall grass and heather

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s On The Hunt for Joy Challenge: Dance it Out

Word of the Day Prompt: Grace