Ups and downs

A definite up for me this week was being the lucky recipient of Cynthia St Charles’ mail art project.  Look what arrived in my letter box on Friday.

Lucky me!

The biggest down – not just of this week, but for a very long time indeed, was losing our beautiful miniature schnauzer, Belle, to a paralysis tick.  We are heartbroken.  She would have been fifteen next month, and she had been part of our family since she was eight weeks old.  As we are learning the hard way, the price you pay for all those years of  unconditional love and devotion your dog gives you is the gaping void they leave in your life when they go.