Saturday, 27 August 2016

8 years


This handsome little chap is my nephew's dog. His name is Ollie. He is just over a year old and today is the first time I met him. He was a gift to J from his girlfriend L and although he belongs to J Ollie spends most of his time with L and her family.
But this weekend he is at my sister's. My sister's home is the house we lived in with my dad when we were teenagers. We had a dog back then too, his name was Ben and he was a big softie who adored my dad.
Being in the back garden of our old home playing with a dog was an appropriate place to be this morning as today marks the 8th anniversary of when our lovely dad died.
8 years. It doesn't seem possible. Our dad was there for us whenever we needed him, a pillar of support, full of love and the biggest hugs to make you feel safe when the world seemed to be against you.
What can I say, he was the best, loved and missed but forever in our hearts.

8 comments:

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

Sounds like a lovely way to remember and celebrate your dads life. Ollie is very cute xx

Jo said...

I thought the anniversary was yesterday and I was thinking about you. How lovely that your sister lives in the same house, a very special way to remember your dad in the place he lived. Ollie is so cute, he looks like a proper character.

Lowcarb team member said...

A very special post Lisa, a lovely way to remember your Dad.
Ollie looks so cute, a great photo of him.


......I must just say, thanks for all your lovely comments on the low carb diabetic blog - they were all great to receive, read and share.

I hope the remainder of this August Bank Holiday weekend passes well for you.

All the best Jan

Louise said...

How very fitting, and such a cute little dog!

Kezzie said...

Whaat a lovely way to remember him! Ollie is adorable!x

Simone said...

Such a lovely little dog. Your Dad will live on through all of your wonderful memories. x

Hawthorn Spellweaver said...

A bitter/sweet post. A special person will never be forgotten x

Lee said...

Ollie is just Gorgeous.Big Huggles.xx