When our granddaughter first came to visit us on Bali, we did not want her to be scared of Salty Dog. Nor did we want him to scared or traumatized by her young and innocent expectation of him. We wanted their time together to be one that they both emerged from with happy memories, remembrances that would stand them in good stead for their future lives as individual beings.
So, we wrote a story book. Over weeks we penned and illustrated ‘Salty’s Story” in which we told of his journey in a way that could be understood by a 2 year old. Doing this gave us the opportunity to reflect upon him through the eyes of an innocent. No judgments and no excuses, just a simple statement of fact. The book was a statement of what had happened to him in his short life and it ended with some simple rules, a guideline of how to be Salty’s friend.
This is the story of Salty Dog