Thought for the Week

Campbeltown Courier - - VIEWPOINT - With Mar­i­lyn Shed­den

I LOVE to hear of a dog find­ing a good home and so en­joyed the story of Whis­per.

Whis­per’s owner had died and he needed some­one to con­tinue to love him and care for him.

He is no pup him­self so he wants some­one who un­der­stands the needs of an older dog.

Whis­per is a Corgi and was for­tu­nate to al­ready know some­one who adores the breed.

It is no se­cret that the Queen has a real love for this breed and many have been her friends through­out dif­fer­ent stages of her life.

Whis­per’s owner had been a groundskeeper for the royal house­hold and, when he died, the Queen just couldn’t re­sist the lit­tle dog.

The Queen had said that she wouldn’t take in any more pups for, like many dog own­ers, she said she would worry about what would hap­pen if they out­lived her.

But she just couldn’t re­sist this older dog. How­ever, it’s in­ter­est­ing to think that Whis­per doesn’t know that he will live in a palace and be looked af­ter by a monarch.

He doesn’t have any con­cept of his sur­round­ings or the sta­tus of his owner.

Whis­per will just know that he is loved, and that’s re­ally all that mat­ters. Is it not?

Love knows no dif­fer­ence be­tween rich and poor, has no hi­er­ar­chy, has no bound­aries.

Love is love, and has no con­cept of class or sta­tus.

So I hope Whis­per will set­tle hap­pily into his new home, and we know that the Queen will love him just be­cause she does.

He has found a good home and ac­tu­ally the fact that it is in a palace is in­ci­den­tal – for it is the love that counts.

It al­ways is.

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