“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English Idiom. It refers to the notion that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image or that an image of a subject conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a description does. This past weekend I was out in the back yard hanging up some laundry as it was a beautiful sunny day, there was a lovely breeze that was moving the tall grasses in the garden and the dogs were milling about sniffing and exploring . I was finished my task and was heading back in to the house when I noticed Lucas laying on the grass, enjoying the heat of the sun and I went back to kneel down and give him a big kiss. As I headed towards the door to go into the house I looked back again, Lucas had now rolled onto his back, legs flopped over, his facial expression was so close to a smile, he was truly relaxed. Rupert, my Grand Puppy was laying beside him, still for a rare moment. Lucas was gazing at his new bud, whose high energy level can be a bit much and has a tendency to tire the old guy out. There was this absolutely beautiful moment where the two looked into one another’s eyes, they nuzzled heads and then laid together, heads touching enjoying the suns warmth. I can not adequately describe the scene, but it was truly special. There was one part of me that wished that I had a cell phone on hand to record the tender moment, but the other part of me realized the mental picture is one I will treasure and hold onto for years to come. How I love that old gentle giant who has come to mean so much to us all! I love how he has transformed and become so patient and accepting of the dogs that come in and out of our home. I love how Lucas has metamorphised like a butterfly coming out of it’s cocoon, I believe has has become a better version of himself over the years he has lived with us and I feel blessed that I got to be a witness to this!