Our dear friend K. Carmen and our Izzie are the closest of friends so much so that just before Carmen left us she wrote a sweet ode to Izzie.
It resembles our girl Izzie to a tee!
Thank you so much K. Carmen for this beautiful poetry!
Your soft fur a light camel color that resembles the tenuous light of the morning sun.
You are big like me and walk very slow.
You limp from your back left leg
& like to curl in warm spaces.
You are quiet & keep to yourself while the other dogs are playing all over the place you quietly watch them
& leave your loving tail hugging and pet me looks for when we are alone.
You seem to say, I know what love is
You look at me with those kind eyes
Those kind friendly eyes.
Welcoming me the moment I arrived
My loyal companion
In an enclosed beautiful stay-farm in the jungle of Northern Thailand
Izzie a Labrador of a certain age
Rescued by her owner as she was closed to be abandoned by the vicissitudes of international travel and a short love affair.
You have a home now
My loyal companion.
Side by side you stay with me.
You like the way I caress you and I like your sweet peaceful company.
Everyday you stay with me
till I leave
& come back again
Maybe. Just maybe
Like you I will find a home again.
Map Of Thung Dong Farm
Here’s a map of the farm situated in a valley surrounded by National Park and jungle-clad mountains. Zoom in on the satellite-view to see the farm in more detail; the house and out-buildings, the lakes, the rivers and our own valley that winds its’ way through the jungle.