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)
7 months 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)
6 months ago

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

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof (@christer-norrlof)
6 months 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)
6 months ago

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

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6 months ago
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi

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

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
6 months 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.

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Dipayan Chakrabarti
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6 months ago

You’re welcome, Brigitta.

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi (@katy-bizi)
6 months ago

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

Katy Bizi
Katy Bizi (@katy-bizi)
6 months ago
Reply to  Brigitta Hegyi

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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