When leaving on holidays I have always told my kids to never, ever call me.

I will except telephone calls from the dogs yes, but not them.

The photo you see above was taken by my Mother in March 2013.

While I was visiting my Mother I unexpectedly received a FaceTime call from my daughter’s dog Sophie.

This tickled Mother to no end.

So much so, that she had to snap a picture of it.

From then on she would again and again refer to this photo.

And how it made her laugh!

To me, it was yet another example of how the most joyful moments are often zany, unexpected and unforgettable.

It was a real “Carpe Diem” moment for Mother.

She seized the moment.
She seized the camera.
She seized the joy.