dog days

18 Nov

i have been spending a lot of time with my dog lately. sadie. a black lab. probably 8 or 9 years old (we adopted her from the SPCA about 4 years ago). needy and sweet. and super lazy. she is a comfort seeker who sneaks into rooms to lay on couches or beds whenever she can. if a blanket is laying partially on the floor she will pull the rest down and make herself a bit of a nest with it – despite having two huge dog beds. at night she sleeps curled up on a chair in hook’s room. she is also a master counter surfer – this dog is willing and able to get any bit of food left on the counter. or knock over the trash. or even delicately take dishes out of the sink if they are to her liking. really, is that a frying pan on the living room floor? anyhow we spend a lot of time together. we took her camping. and during the summer we take her swimming in the lake. we used to take long walks together. when all attempts at getting pregnant were failing i would take the dog and just walk. and sometimes we would talk. or i would talk to her at least. sometimes hook would come along and sadie would be so excited to have her boy with us. sadly as my belly has grown bigger and lung capacity smaller our walks have dwindled away. but over the course of the past few weeks i have started working from home in the afternoons. and sadie is always happy to greet me (even when i have to wake her up after i walk in the door and turn off the blaring alarm). she usually curls up by my feet for a bit while i call in for meetings or attempt to get some other work done. then she saunters off to her own bed for some more comfortable shut eye. until of course it is time to pick up hook. i started bringing her with me and now if i can’t for some reason she sizes me up with a pathetic look like i just stole her puppies. so most days we head out together and get in the CRV. sadie sits in the back. often with her head out the window. occasionally with it resting on the seat in front of her (no idea how that is comfortable) and i talk to her. i’ll never know if she really gets it but i enjoy the quiet with her. and the chance to spend a bit of time with my dog before all of our lives are turned upside down by the wigglers.

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One Response to “dog days”

  1. Defining Family 6 ThuUTC2010-11-18T22:42:11+00:00UTC11bUTCThu, 18 Nov 2010 22:42:11 +0000 2009 at 10:42 PM #

    What a wonderful post! Sounds like a well loved pup.

    We love the new neighborhood dog park… Maybe in the spring/summer your new larger family can enjoy it with sadie. We’ve started going most days after work. It’s nice to have one so close to home.

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