Recently Jeffrey and I fostered a little puppy, Oswald, in hopes that he’d be a great companion for my girl Grace. Unfortunately it did not work out. It was with great sadness and disappointment that we had to bring him back to the SPCA. Grace is at the point in her life now where she is really winding down.. and Oswald, well, he was a 3 month old husky. With Grace’s condition (blind – no eyes) and pre-existing anxiety, Oswald wasn’t the kindest to her. But he was a puppy, and he was learning how to socialize with other dogs – unfortunately, Grace being as timid and docile as she is, she would not ‘teach him a lesson’ and help him learn, and instead accepted every bit of intense face biting, paw chewing, humping, that would normally anger other dogs. Grace did not fight back. As days went on, she did not want to come back in the house anymore after I’d let them out to pee. It’s unfortunate that things didn’t work out. Here’s one of the calmer moments…
So it is taking a minute to re-learn what it’s like to live in a quiet house. It’s a bit lonlier.
Here’s a few photos from recent days. I hope everyone is enjoying their Autumn.
For many, many years now I have been trying to capture my feelings about my favorite space on earth in a photograph. I have thousands of photos to show, but none of which compare to this one.
Joey Jenkins is a photographer from St. Lewis, NL (my hometown), who resides in Lodge Bay. I follow Joey on Instagram and have collected a number of pieces of his work. He’s recently taken to drone photography and video, and his work perfectly portrays the life of Labradorians on the south coast.
I asked Joey if he could put his drone skills to use and make a photo of Shoal Point for me, giving the only instructions of ‘include the graveyard and the n-rock (nock)’ and I was not disappointed.
After previewing the photo I immediately chose to have Joey order in an acrylic print for me and it now rests on the wall in mine and Jeffrey’s bedroom. This feels whole. This feels like home.
Thank you so much, Joey, for bringing to light the vision that I had. Please keep doing your thing, and sharing your gift with the world. I’ll be watching.