Hold Fast

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.”
~ Langston Hughes

UPDATE: Frankie’s still recuperating, soon to go in for some physio for the back legs.

It worked for Harrison Ford.


My soul honours your soul.
I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides.
I honour the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you,
because it is also within me.
In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.

UPDATE: In a well ordered world Frankie may have signed in to his first blog with this greeting, mayhaps he did, maybe I mistranscribed the typing. Today’s photo is Frankie in the living room where he’s curiously watching to see if the Turnbull will oust the rascally Wabbott. It’s the first day that his jaunty doggie confidence has re-emerged and he’s busily investigating his territory and wondering whether he’s been replaced in all those action adventures by younger, fitter canines.


“To lose the approbation of my dog is a thing too horrible to contemplate.”
~ Barbara Dana

UPDATE: Frankie was three steps up on the back step today, followed by a semi-skittish slide into the living room as I went to forklift him in, impressive…here he’s adoring Robin. We need to watch him whilst his limbs are re-responding and his boredom and energy seek to express themselves


“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”
~ William Shakespeare

UPDATE: This is a photo of a previous athletic Frankie at the beach, as long as he’s aspiring that way I have no intention of photoshopping him elsewhere, he’s hopping, skipping, falling occasionally and rebalancing progressively every day.


“There’s no reality except the one contained within us. That’s why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside themselves for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”
~ Hermann Hesse