Look at us! Isn’t it a beautiful drawing? A big thanks to Mirjam Metz for that wonderful portrait.
Marta en Viva
Marta en Viva
It’s so funny, but immediately when I saw those pictures I thought about writing a book. For children. A simple story. About a dog, our dog Viva and her life so far. Few minutes later, my friend Tamara has the same idea and wrote to me about it. And later on more friends were suggesting it. How strange is it?
I never wrote a book. I even don’t have children. And yet, that idea is so strong. I will give it a try. Will work very hard to accomplish my dream. I will go for it and succeed!! And if not, then, at least, I tried my very best.
Viva is adopted and had a hard existence before she entered our life. I’m sure it will inspire children who have not that nice life they deserve. They have to know… there is always tomorrow. Always new chances. Always hope. And at the end, there is that one special someone who lives just to love you.
“What a beautiful world it would be, if people had hearts like dogs.”
Viv and me
Sometimes I honestly think I love our dog too much. Like every other dog we have had for that matter.
Often if I can’t bring my dog, I’m not going. Fortunately Bart is the same. A dog is a full member of our family. I do understand I can’t go everywhere with Viva, sure I do. I respect that too. But if the choice is mine, she is with me.
Dogs have a way to find the people who need them. And if you have a dog… you know this: there is no personal space when you own a dog. I don’t mind. I’m a dogaholic anyway. Many times I remember the dog’s name and forget the name of his owner. I wonder what my dog names me 🙂
Please, never ever say to me it’s just a dog. For sure you won’t be my friend anymore. My dog is my everything to me. My soul mate, my baby, my therapist. I let a dog be a dog, I’m not wanting him to be a real child, if I wanted a child I would have one. But it feels for me that I can’t love Viva more than I already do. Together with Bart we are a family of 3. A little family it is, but that’s fine. We love the way it is. For now is 1 dog enough. But like every dog lover, I want to save them all.
AND YEAH! OF COURSE I’M TALKING TO MY DOG. WHO ELSE CAN I TRUST??
“I survived, because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”
Many times I have had enough. Enough of pain I feel all the time. Enough of sleepless nights because of that. Enough of fatigue it brought with it.
But what choice do I have? I have to live, or end it. And ending living is not what I want. There is too much beauty around. Too much love next to me.
Very often darkness overshadows the light. But without darkness we don’t appreciate sparkling. And life isn’t fair at all. Can’t count the times I asked “why me?”. “Why little, innocent children?”. “Why good people?”
Do you know an answer for those questions? Can you help me out?