Nicely done.I could never do that for a living.
Did you know that Emmylou sings a song about a "Big Black Dog" named Bella? It's a true story about a shelter dog she adopted.
Yes, I do know all about Emmmylou and the dogs she rescues/adopts. My grandchildren have a black lab named Patton!
Lovely and full of meaning in those 4 lines ~
smiles...a seeing eye dog...is a honorable position and if that is what he is going for...your heartbreak is def worth it...
Great! thanks for reminder.
Short; simple; thoughtful.
What a noble calling: trainer. Like foster parenting, kinda.
Such a wonderful take on this pic! The heartache is worth the happiness of another.
Guide dogs for the blind do wonderful work - clever take on this prompt.:)
ah yes- such selfless heros-raising wonderful dogs to help the blind.
Thank you for this
I hadn't realised before, the loss the trainer muse feel when a loved dog graduates.
Wonderful take on this week's image :)
Superbly portrayed ... good meaning in your poem !!!
Great love hath no man....
I agree with Stafford here. A great story awaits.
So much truth in so few words! Lovely!
A beautiful gift!
That was a lovely tribute to the world's greatest companion! I've a friend who is training a dog for the disabled charity Canine Partners. It's amazing what this animal can do around the house, to help make life easier. It'll be a wrench when she does go to her permanent home.
Oh, this got me right in the heart!
Very special tribute! Very touching.
I love your take on this prompt, Helen. Wow, how unique and touching this is.
This is so , sinister, i love it, thanks.
Very moving response to the prompt. Excellent.
Lovely Helen. Truly a trainer is selfless.Anna :o]
Selfless indeed....a lovely gift....beautiful words Helen! :-)
A very heartfelt take on the prompt Helen. That is a selfless act and one that would be so hard, yet as you said totally worth it:-)
Oh dear! So sad! Yes, they use those dogs for seeing eye dogs. Such a great take on the prompt but really kind of heartbreaking! k.
Patton's work already made out for him on completing the first. We humans are just as dependent on animals as they to us. Good observation Helen!Hank
Very moving piece.
A realistic and moving take. It must be hard to be a trainer but satisfying knowing that the hard work pays off and someone will benefit.
Short, but very sweet! It was a great take on the prompt! Bravo!!
How did I miss this lovely verse from Mags 128. How touching this is.