Black and white. He likes to sleep at the bottom of my huge double bed. I begin to move my legs slowly, trying not to disturb him. I’m almost good, I just have to put on my warm bathrobe. The floor is a little bit cold and I can’t find my slippers. He likes to steal them and hide them somewhere. Last week I found them behind the long, azure drapery.

My walnut curls are ruffled, as always. I look in the mirror, to arrange them a bit. Another one again. I think, it’s a new one. I have more patches than Lucky. But I love them. I see myself as a beautifully painted artwork. I’m unique. Just like a map that leads to a treasure. Every patch has a story on me. I love the one around my left eyes, they are from Barcelona.

I walk down on the wooden stairs, to get my hot espresso and a cookie chip. The sky is dark.  I get closer to the drapery and my toes feel something soft. He did it again. I shuffle into the living room in my fluffy slippers. The canvas is there. Still white, just like my lovely patches. Forms and dimensions, contour and shades.

I hated them so much. I felt really ugly with them. One day, I got home from work and Lucky was there. He loved me unconditionally from the first moment. I got back to my painting hobby. I loved to play with all those colors, creating a new word from them. He is my little savior, just like the sunlight after a stormy weather.

I hear some silent steps behind me. He is stretching his long legs and body and yawning cutely. The sky went from indigo to lighter blue, with a pale apricot.

“This is our favourite part, am I right, Lucky?” I asked him with a huge smile.

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Melissa Taggart
Melissa Taggart(@melissa-taggart)
1 year ago

“I see myself as a beautifully painted artwork.” This is a lovely story about acceptance and unconditional love. Great job!

Sandra James
Sandra James(@sandra-james)
1 year ago

There is nothing quite like the unconditional love of a pet and you have expressed this beautifully. Very well done.

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Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
1 year ago

A beautifully described relationship between a woman and her dog. It seems as though they have helped each other to come back to life after some rough time. I love the way you describe the woman’s acceptance of herself, her past and her dog’s mischievousness. Great writing!

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

I love how the owner and her pet exchange their unconditional love for each other. Very well expressed  ? 

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Lotchie Carmelo
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Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi
1 year ago

You’re most welcome. Looking forward to reading more stories from you.

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Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

The type of love that is being depicted in the story has no bounds and is unchanging. It never fails to inspire or to intoxicate.

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti(@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Brigitta.

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Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
1 year ago

There is nothing sweeter than the unconditional love of a pet. Very nicely written!

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi(@katy-bizi)
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi
1 year ago

They certainly do! As a pet owner, I could say with ease that I couldn’t imagine everyday life with my furry friend.

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