This is her pleading face.  Please feed me.  Please love me.  Please take me with you.  She’s sitting by the front door as I get ready to leave.  That particular day I wasn’t taking her, and she knew it.  I’m probably anthropomorphising, but I think she looks sad.  It’s the eyes.  I was a little bit sad too.  I was only picking the children up from school, or going to the post office, but I like taking her out.  Her verve for life and ability to find pleasure in the smallest things, a biscuit crumb, a squirrel to chase, a puddle to swim in, make taking her outside a pleasure.

Our regular walks have become a highlight of my of my days.  Crunching frosty grass, splodging along muddy tracks, receiving a sleety facial, it’s all good when accompanied by a lolloping hound.  If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t venture outside in driving rain and howling wind, but I’ve no doubt that a brisk stomp on a daily basis is doing me a lot of good.  And seeing her grinning face as she bounds up to me with a stolen tennis ball in her mouth, makes me happy.  They should give out dogs on the NHS.


This post is for the Gallery at Sticky Fingers, whose theme this week is ‘Eyes’.

  1. When I first looked, I did a double take as she kind of looked like a dear head mounted on the wall!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      I like playing with perspective!

  2. Kelly said:

    I know it is not exactly the point but I love your tiles. Dog is quite cute too!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      They are lovely, a bit grubby now, and unfortunately the dirt is too deep to clean, but they’re one of the many original features in our house that I like.

  3. Chris Mosler said:

    I think you are very cruel hanging your dog’s head on the wall like that, those eyes are begging for mercy. Tiles are lovely though.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      It’s the new stag’s head. All the rage.

  4. She does look very sad, bless her! A great picture though and a bit different to the ones I’ve seen so far!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      Thank you!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      She’s spoilt rotten!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:


  5. Now there are two eyes you cannot refuse ever! Adorable dog, makes me miss mine even more

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      Aw, dogs have that affect on you, don’t they?

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:


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