“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
~ Mark Twain

UPDATE: Frankie is slightly less wobbly every day and may be available for new courageous portraits shortly, today’s image is him carousing with a little friend at the Bay of Fires several, several moons ago.

Still Standing, yeah, yeah, yeah

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
~ Universal Proverb

UPDATE: Frankie’s barking, making dashes and sitting on all fours, shaky but perseverant, obviously bored but like monkey somewhat irrepressible, this is today, slightly dodgy but impeccably tuxedoed…


“To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.”
~ Confucius


“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Frankie contemplating Rilke whilst continuing his convalescence.


“I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

~ Abraham Lincoln

UPDATE: Frankie, another day, another mend, more time in the back garden insinuating a healthy looking dog.

A few flowers

“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in-what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
~ Victor Hugo

UPDATE: Frankie’s now spending time outside in the garden and looking somewhat chipper.

an Unexpected Outing

“All in all, I wouldn’t call it a bad outing. It was a short outing.”
~ Frank Robinson

UPDATE: Unexpected visit to the vet today, Frankie thought we were going walkies. So far, so good, handsome chap’s home again.


“Hobbies are for people that don’t like what they’re doing.”
~ Stefan Sagmeister

UPDATE: I swear Frankie was sitting up a moment ago…fortunately he’s got a good reading list


“The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.”
~ Chanakya

UPDATE: Frankie’s looking perkier, but not yet out of bed. Please think healthy thoughts for all dog persons and all sentient beings.