Saturday, 1 December 2012

An unwanted guest

Äiti has a visitor. We can't see it or hear it but we know it's there. It's called Black Dog. Stran-veli says it's been before and may well come again, and we all just have to be patient that it will leave us in just the same way as it came. We take each day as it comes. It usually appears each year at some point, and some years it settles, but for this winter it is here early and is wanting to hang around like a nasty smell. In the meantime Äiti is trying to do things as well as she can to make sure everything around us is okay (and that of course we get fed and cuddled). And our job is to look after Äiti. 
We're just making sure there's no room for Black Dog on the sofa with our Äiti.