The 52 Project task for this week was centered around a poem:
DOGS IN OUR LIVES:
We aren’t house-proud.
If we were, we wouldn’t abide the scratches on the door-frame, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair.
We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair clinging to our clothes.
If anything, we lovers of dogs are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friend than immaculate sofa’s.
Shoes can be replaced, but heroic retrievers are timeless.
Without dogs, out houses are cold recepticles for things.
Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence.
They wake us, greet us, protect us, and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history.
On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.
– Paul Fersen, Orvis Associate
This poem has a lot of truth in it and I’m glad it was shared. Our goal was show how dogs were in our lives without actually showing the dogs (I might have cheated a tiny bit). Little did I know that someday I would find the household damage useful. Enjoy!
Now go and check out what everyone else has in their houses thanks to the dogs in their lives starting with Charleston Pet Photographer Dana Cubbage. Follow the blog circle until you end up back here.