I loved Hannah Hauxwell's story so much ~ imagine that she showed up here in watercolor. I have a long waiting list for those who want to be here. :~) Ha Ha!
Hannah's book is one that I am keeping on my shelves ~ Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft. Also included in my copy are Seasons of My Life and Daughter of the Dales.
"It's my favorite place, here...down the new road through the iron gate. I stand here and watch the seasons come and go. At night the moonlight plays on Hunder Beck...and the waters sing a song to me...
I know this place will always be loyal to me. If I have nothing in my pocket I will always have this. They cannot take it away from me. It's mine, mine for the taking, and always will be...even when I'm no longer here. Of course, I suppose I shall have to leave here...sooner rather than later I imagine. It will not be an easy thing to do.
But in years to come if you see a ghost walking here you can be sure it will be me."
For those of you who wondered, Millie's ear does not always flop forward. Both ears tend to be up more in colder weather, so I was surprised to see this happening already. I think she may be wanting a new profile picture with both ears up. I love her ears both ways, and she doesn't seem to mind if I wear one or two side ponies. :~)
A dog is so often the answer -
when you're lonely and need company,
or when you're tired of company and need lonely.