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  • Living Arrows 3/52

    Your sister is a dog.

    It may take you a while to realise this, as we don’t tend to refer to her as such and for the most part, she enjoys the same activities as we do.  When we snuggle in bed for naughty cheese on toast, she joins us.  She knows how to navigate escalators, is au fait with the Underground and has her own series of social engagements including evening meals at some of the best London restaurants.  She sleeps best with her head on a pillow, demands  a jumper before venturing out in the cold and recognises an impressive collection of names, all of whom she greets with joy whenever she comes upon them.

    She is a lot like us, in fact.  But she is a dog.  Other people won’t recognise her as your sister and for the most part, they don’t call her by name.  They call her ‘the dog’.

    When you interact with others, try to look for the similarities instead of the differences.  Be generous with your understanding.  Don’t be afraid to love.



    1. January 19, 2015 / 4:57 pm

      I love this!
      My 5 year old has just started calling our cat his sister, which I love. We grew up calling our pet dogs our brother and sister so I love that this is being passed down with my children too. And that others, like yourselves, do similar!

    2. January 19, 2015 / 10:28 pm

      Oh I love this! my first best friend was my dog ay 6 years old. he passed away nearly two years ago at the grand age of 16. I think sharing that bond with a family pet is fab x

    3. January 19, 2015 / 10:52 pm

      Well I’m glad it’s not just my cat who licks the cream out of hot chocolates! Fab photo.

      My two love the cat so much, Ian is very much part of the family. The biggest smiles my seven month old gives is for him. It’s just so special to see the relationship between pet and child form. Best buggies for eve.

    4. January 20, 2015 / 8:24 am

      How utterly adorable x

    5. January 20, 2015 / 10:50 am

      So lovely to see that your dog is a big part of the family #living arrows

    6. January 20, 2015 / 3:15 pm

      Beautiful, this is a great post. I love what you’ve said at the end, so powerful and if only everyone could apply it to each creature they meet. My ex-husband and I had two dogs, when he left me, he took the dogs, they were my babies, it left a hole in my heart. I totally relate to this post, and they will all have so much fun growing up together. 🙂 xxx #livingarrows

    7. January 20, 2015 / 11:23 pm

      Our little Milo has only been with us for a few months and he is already my son according to our 6 year old daughter. She has 3 younger brothers and loves every second of it. I don’t see him as a dog he is a gorgeous member of our family as is Posy to you 🙂

    8. January 25, 2015 / 8:19 pm

      Nice family capture! Love the mug too. Be brave. We don’t have any pet siblings, I think we are missing out!

    9. January 25, 2015 / 10:05 pm

      The photo made me laugh so much! Our little Bichon always had a cuppa whenever we did! x

    10. C
      July 5, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      Oh stoppppp. All of your posts are just so brilliant.
      “Your sister is a dog.”
      “Don’t be afraid to love.”

      Favourite sentences ever.

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