Saturday, February 9, 2013

Feel the Love - Focussing on Life


Bob can no longer get up the stairs on his own. 
So each night Peter carries him up to our room. 
And each night I love Peter even more for his gentle compassion.

“Compassion is a verb.” 
― Thich Nhat Hanh

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43 comments:

Courtney said...

You just made my heart soar! That shot is so very wonderful as is your hubby! Thank you for sharing your photo.

Niky Sayers said...

beautiful!

Adrienne said...

Aawww, so sweet!

Jen Judd said...

That's love. Perfect.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Oh this is beautiful. This is what we did when our Cleo was at the end. Her legs just could not do the stairs anymore. I miss her - everyday. Hug Bob for as long as you can.

Sandi Volpe said...

That is just such a wonderful photo and so sweet!

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a fabulous and compassionate picture.

Bonnie said...

Now, that really makes me feel the love, and makes me just a bit teary eyed too. But that's a good thing.

Claire said...

just beautiful - love is a verb, indeed!
happy saturday :)
no. 18

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Such a touching and compassionate thing to do for your beautiful dog. There is no place he wants to be than right by your side day and night.

Beti Horvath said...

Wonderful picture and story about your guy and his devotion to Bob. May the three of you have many happy days together!

Annette said...

Love in action...it's perfect for this week.

Laura Twiford said...

I can definitely feel the love all over this LeAnn! So special!

Pearl and Pebble said...

What a wonderful photo LeAnn. You are so right-what an awesome man!!! I am tearing up right now.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Fantastic photo and what a way to show the love!

Patty Woodland said...

Lucky Bob.

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

Such a touching photo and so bittersweet.

sasha + max studio said...

A wonderful photo and story, poor Bob, but look how much love he has from you both.

moonlitfantaseas said...

this brought tears to my eyes...my hubby is a tender hearted guy too, and this brought back memories of my very well loved cat Mokie, when he sas sick my hubby would give him his medicine and baby talk to him and would have tears in his eyes because he knew how bad Mokie hated having him do this...

steufel said...

Oh my, that made me cry!

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Oh. He is a great man... And what a wonderful life Bob has had with you and your family for all these years. {{{Hugs to you guys}}}

vicki said...

LeAnn -What a poignant photo -- so truly compassionate. We have all been there with our beloved pets -- you are truly blessed to have a husband who is so gentle and caring. This is a lovely post--

Sending you hugs-
Vicki

Marlene Cupo said...

Such a loving thing to do each night, for your unconditionally loving member of the family!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Tears in my eyes... such a beautiful loving man. It reminds me of my husband carrying our Sam up and down stairs the last year of his life. They are so loyal to us that we have to be back.

Kashmira said...

This is love in its purest form!

Sally Russick said...

LeAnn, your post goes straight to my heart! We are almost at that point with Max, our 13yr old lab. He still tries to make it up the steps on his own, he's stubborn and if we try to pick him up he dead weights himself so we slowly walk behind him just in case he slips.

sharon said...

You are all so beautiful, and Bob has always given his love unconditionally. Sending prayers of strength for everyone.

Stacie said...

This just slays me...beautiful.

Tanya said...

Oh .. man .. I have tears in my eyes. What a wonderful photo.

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

It is really beautiful that your husband carries Bob up the stairs. Demonstrates trust and love in both of them. I understand, there isn't anything we wouldn't do for our dog.

Yvonne said...

What a wonderful picture, and what is even more wonderful is the story behind it. I'm almost to tears.

Rdegas said...

Lovely photo, thank you for sharing with us! Lots of love there!

Jennifer said...

Oh I know that feeling! My husband did the same with our first dog. Tearing up - hugs to you all.

Jennifer said...

Oh I know that feeling! My husband did the same with our first dog. Tearing up - hugs to you all.

Colleen said...

This is so precious - definitely made me tear up. Compassion is such a gift...Hugs to you all.

CraftyHope said...

That is beyond sweet. It makes me a little weepy even.

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

One of the sweetest things and true expressions of love yet. Love this.

LoriF said...

Oh, wow...none better! I'll stop sniffling soon, I'm sure..

Willow said...

Love this sweet extension of ourselves to our beloved pets.

Karen Williams said...

How beautiful! And I understand completely. We've made a number of adjustments for our 19 year old cat. He can still climb stairs, but he can't jump, so we've created stair steps for him to all his favorite places, including our bed.

They give such love!

Susan Marling said...

That is so touching - just beautiful.

Cindy said...

Yes, your husband is full of compassion and what a beautiful picture to share with us....conveys so much in a single photo. We do anything for our sweet pets...in the last year, I had to carry my Hodgie outside every single time he needed to go to the bathroom. My youngest son loved having him in the back of the stroller with him to go on walks. I miss those walks. Your post brings back many memories.

somethingunique said...

How sweet & compassionate for your hubby to carry Bob so lovingly up the stairs.....xox