I would like to share a tale about the Black Dog that my mum’s friend Janine wrote. It is a lovely sensitive tale.
The Black Dog Story
“It all began with a black dog that was different.
Rejected for his difference he sought refuge in a dark place.
In time he realised there were others hiding in the shadows.
He gained strength in listening to their souls crying,
and barked aloud, telling his story too.
He kept digging for what they had lost
and hope grew like new buds on a bush.
He claimed a space in the world
for those who were spinning in space
and shared his love with them.”
The Black Dog Project's Black dog was sketched by Harley Manifold and the story written by Janine Brown
www.theblackdogproject.com (Reproduced with permission)
If you feel a bit down, seek out a doggie at your local park. There are nearly 2000 dogs in Subiaco waiting to share a cuddle.
Seek further information at the Web sites:
- Act Belong Commit www.actbelongcommit.org.au,
- The Black Dog Institute www.TheBlackDogInstitute.org.au,
- Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au