Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hopes

It has been a sleepy day with Patty Griffin playing on the stereo. The sun has been very bright through the windows and even though the heat hasn't been turned on for nearly a week, the screen door is open and I am warm.

Duncan and I have walked down through The Run to The Glen several times, chasing squirrels and Buster, the cute little mutt who lives downstairs. The chores have been tended to and even though Dunc thought a little tug of war with his Bully sounded good, he gave up too soon, yawned a big, wide open yawn and went back to the couch to curl up in his favorite spot.


Even in his sleep he is gorgeous and I marvel at him, wondering what sweet dreams keep the smile on his face. I hope I am there with him, throwing the ball, wrestling in the long grass of summers past while the birds whistle above us. I hope I am praising him there and patting his tail or running my fingers though the hair at his ears. I hope he is happy and knows how much joy he brings me even when we're not walking.


7 comments:

caboval said...

Precious baby.....

Olive said...

Aww we feel the same about Olive..I never knew I would love a dog this much. It is a wonderful feeling though...I look forward to waking each day with her :) Our walks are the best part of my life..I know we rescued her last year, but I tell everyone it was Olive that rescued us.

Best to you...

Olive's Mom

Sam said...

He sure is a handsome boy, and I'm sure he dreams of spending his days with you!

Sam and Cisco

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Isn't it amazing how much we love our dogs. They are so perfect in each and every way...

Ben said...

A boy and his ball - nothin' better.

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

Happy New Year Duncan and Curt! I hope this year and many to come bring you much happiness and love. Kisses to the sweet sleeping pup!

Greg said...

What comfort and serenity from watching a snoozing pup or snoring kitty, eh? I'm happy you have such sweet blessings to see you into this brave new year before us!!