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Hello ABC Talers,

I just wanted to tell those that remember me that I  had to have my beautiful German Shepherd Lincoln put down on Sunday to save suffering.  I am absolutely devastated.   Then on that same night, I fell and broke my wrist.  I seem to be cursed at the moment.  However, my friends have rallied round me and they are the people who are helping me through this.   It is their kindness that has been my motivation to go on.  I know this is nothing to do with writing but I just needed to get it off my chest.  Sorry if I've made anyone miserable.  


Moya xx

Moya, I am so sorry to hear about Lincoln. We miss them so much when they're gone, but just as it's our responsibility to give our pets a good life, it's also our responsibility to take those other decisions when the time has come. I hope you make a good (and swift) recovery from your broken wrist!


Hello Insert,  

Thank you so much for your kind comments.  I don't know why I put this up on ABC.  All I know is that my friends on here always seem to give me a lift when I'm down.  Yours and the other comments have done it once again.so thank you.   Next year will be my last Parkinson's Players show as I'm finding it increasingly difficult to commit myself to such a time-consuming effort which might mean I can contribute once again to this site.  I have really missed it.




oh good! It would be lovely to see more from you - you're very popular here! (and a very funny and talented writer) xxx


Dear Moya, so sorry to hear about your misadventures and can quite understand the devastation you feel at the loss of a beloved pet and companion. I appreciate that it has left a void in your life but it is an inevitability that we have to suffer given the transitory nature of life.
I am glad to hear that you have found a renewed motivation with the help of friendship and kindness.
You are always in our thoughts and miss your writing.
Take care and chin up. Luigi xx



Dear Luigi,

Thank you so much for your kind words.  They mean so much to me.  I have found so many friends on this site.  Some I've never met and some, like you, I have met just once but all have made an impression on me.  I hope your writing is still going well for you.  I always enjoyed reading your work for the humour in it but I also liked your more serious stuff.  Take care,.  




It must be heartbreaking to say farewell to Lincoln. I am sure he had a good life with a very loving owner.

Your wrist  fracture sounds like a damn pain.

Take it easy as best you can. One thing at a time and do nothing when you feel that's best.

Best wishes

Elsie xx

Hello dear Elsie,

Thank you for your kind words.  Yes, you are right my wrist fracture is a pain but that's only physical it's the pain in my heart that is worse.  I keep expecting him to come walking in the room and I see his water bowl and think, oh dear, he's got no water.  He was such a perfect dog.  He will be a hard act to follow b ut I can't live without a dog.

Take care, Elsie



Moya, it is nice to hear from you even though it is with a sad tale and difficulties. I think of you and pray you will find God's comfort too and support, sometimes troubles do seem to come in batches.
with love, Rhiannon


Dear Rhiannon,

How kind you are to comment as you do.  You always seem to be there to pick me up when I'm down or help me when I need it, as with my poem to Derek on our fiftieth wedding anniversary.  I have had so much help and support from people on this site that it makes my heart sing.   Thank you once again dear Rhiannon.

Take care



Hello Moya

I'm so sorry to hear about Lincoln, and about your wrist.  Our pets are so much part of our lives - in fact calling them pets seems wrong, they are really members of the family.  I hope the comfort of friends helps you, practically and emotionally, through these difficult times.  It is lovely to see you back on the site, though, even with such sad news.  We miss you!

Jane x

Hello Jane,

Thank you for your kind words.  They are a comfort and I do really appreciate them, particularly as I very rarely post anything or indeed read anyone's work.  I hope that will change next year as that will be my last show for the Parkinson Players.  I have missed posting my jottings on here.  I owe so much to the writers and admin people on this site because I.would have never had the confidence to show my work to anyone if I had not got feedback from fellow writers.

Take care,

Moya x


Dear Moya,

I was so sorry to hear of your sad loss. Like the others have already said your dog Lincoln must have given you years of pleasure. I always think it's a good thing to write down and share your feelings with others, then you know you're not alone.

I hope your wrist mends soon and  I'm glad you have friends around to see you through this time, it can make such a difference to your recovery.

I really look forward to reading your work Moya, it's always a pleasure.

Get well quickly.


What a rough time.  I do hope things pick up for you. xxx

Hi Moya, I did send you a message through Facebook because I know the loss of Lincoln would have been hard. You were and still are a valued member of this writing community and I realy do hope we will see some more of your work soon. I remember you and I laughing at my "Nan and Grandad Lived down the Banjo" story because only us would know what a Banjo was! I had dinner at the Jobbers Rest the other night where my dad had his seafood stall for many years and once again I thought of how you lived just up the road from there. I wish you all the best Moya. Me, Jill, Chester and Ruby send all our love. xxx