Treasure or Despair.
AnElephant chooses this one.
His name is Vidock.
Named by her late husband, of course, after the legendary French bandit and criminologist, Eugène François Vidocq.
He is bi-lingual, and is her last link to those halcyon days in the Jura Mountains of eastern France.
Before the senseless skiing accident that finished everything.
But she still has Vidock.
A cross German Shepherd and Husky, he is handsome and powerful.
She is always safe with him
Although advancing in years, he still has the energy of a three-year old.
He seemed lethargic, under the weather.
She took him to the vet this morning.
as rainbow follows rain
darkness follows light
She now sits with her arms around his shaggy neck, weeping.
There is no hope.
She makes her decision.
She will take him back tomorrow, to end his pain.
the hardest decisions
made for those we love
leave us in despair