Yippee likes to sleep with his nose in Seth’s armpit.
Eventually he comes up for air.
Little Man loves his dog.
And then, we have the girls.
Jingle was over at her BFF’s the other day,(they like to romp together in our neighbor’s big fenced in yard) and when I went to get her, she was nowhere to be found. I knocked on the door, and the neighbor’s dog was inside. Apparantly she’d barked to come in. We don’t know if she wanted to come in because Jingle left, or if Jingle left because her friend went in. Either way, Jingle found a way to escape the fence and she was outta’ there. It’s a tall fence too. We don’t know how she did it.
I stood in the silent yard, attempting to stay calm, thinking, she’s got her tags on, she’s micro-chipped. Also thinking….how am I going to tell that little girl I can’t find her dog?
And that’s the thing about love isn’t it? If you do it, with all your heart, you risk loss. You are suseptable to being hurt.
I made my way down to the end of our neighbor’s driveway, and there was Jingle, sitting politely on our front steps, as if she was just waiting for me to let her in. She’d been “missing” roughly ten minutes. Good dog!
My children will one day lose their beloved pups. Hopefully a long, long long time from now.
But what they’ll learn, is the love…it will have been worth it.