Sally the dog
Acrylic on canvas
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
It was National Dog Day the other day, and it couldn’t come at a better
time. I didn’t honour our Sally yet, but I should. People who are
lucky enough to have dogs for pets, have companions who insist
on joy. The current virus has left us isolated to a great degree and
stuck in our homes watching a continuous loop of the news.
And most of that news is soul destroying. That’s where dogs come
in. Play and fun are two elements that are absolutely necessary
for a dog. And it’s impossible to play with a dog without feeling
happy. The horrors of the news, the sadness friends and family
are experiencing, the state of the world, all recede. It’s as
much fun as playing with a toddler, but a dog never grows up
in the human sense. I am eternally grateful to our dog.
Happy Belated National Dog Day Sally.