A Candy Year – The Years Of Dog

Six years ago, give or take a few hours we sat in a windowless room redolent of disinfectant and hope, met each other’s eye and said yes.

A marriage of sorts.

The start of a love affair.

An act of charity.

The submission to a mad impulse.

A dereliction of logic.

A small betrayal of loves lost.

A step of faith.


Another room in my heart.

A promise and a proclamation.

I looked at Dog. He looked at me.

‘You’ll do,’ we thought as one.

Here’s to another year.

first day in our new home… 24/2/13


the sixth anniversary is candy (or iron but I hate ironing; so does Dog)

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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24 Responses to A Candy Year – The Years Of Dog

  1. I’m sure you can find dog candy somewhere to celebrate!

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  2. Oh, What a beautiful tribute!

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  3. Mary Smith says:

    Happy candy anniversary. Where had he been before you and he decided you’d each ‘do’?

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  4. Darlene says:

    Congratulations on 6 years of happiness. Dogs can do that to you. It’s apparent he’s pretty special.

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  5. Looks like a very happy dog (and person). Must have been the right choice:)

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    Ruby sends love , licks and a sniff. 💜😜💜

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  7. Sue Vincent says:

    Ani approves 🙂

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  8. Dog is very cute, Geoff. Congratulations on six years.

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  9. Paula Light says:

    Congrats 🎉🐾

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  10. Happy anniversary to both of you.

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  11. Well played Mylo!! Well caught Geoff 🙂 Here’s to another six and another ………

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  12. Erika Kind says:

    So many lovely memories. Dog is very lucky that he found such a lovely and loving family in you!

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  13. JT Twissel says:

    Such an unloved pup! Love that last shot.

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  14. Hi Geoff:
    fancy having a go? Your imagination is brilliant

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  15. Widdershins says:

    Happy sixth Birth-O-Versary to you all 😀

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