On an author email loop I’m on we were talking about some of our beloved pets, and it reminded me of this cartoon, from local cartoonist (and philosopher) Michael Leunig. His cartoons will often be found cut out of the newspaper and stuck to fridges throughout the country, he hits the spot so often with so many people.
This one I particularly love because the first dog I had after I left home, was a border collie cross called Bessie. She was a beautiful dog, very smart and loyal and affectionate. I had her for 20 years, and missed her dreadfully when she died. This cartoon reminds me of her every time. I have it framed in my house. But it’s not just the section about St Bess I love — Roger of the Cobblestones makes me smile every time— really I love the whole thing.
Does it hit the spot with you?