July 20, 2009

White Dog and I have resurrected an old favorite; afternoon siesta--not a nap but a rest midafternoon where we lay together on the bed with the fan blowing on us and I read aloud to her. Our current read is Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain. It is the story of Enzo, a philosopher who happens to be a dog. White Dog really enjoys his insights into humans, his own near humanness, and the universe. It is a tale of family devotion, sacrifice, and competitive racing as told by Enzo who has educated himself by watching the TV which his master leaves on during the day to keep him company. There have been many passages where White Dog looks at me pointedly with her "I told you so" eyes. We are thoroughly enjoying our time and the novel. We recommend everyone get the book, take some summer relaxing time, and share--human and canine side-by-side!


Teddy Bear said...

Lying on the bed with your Mommy and the fan blowing sound divine. Is there anything better?

Teddy Bear

Kim and Shar said...

White Dog - that book sounds like you...intuitive, intelligent and a perfect companion for mom and dad. We're so glad to hear that you and mom have returned to your afternoon special time!! What could be better?

pughy said...

That sounds so sweet, enjoy your rest time together..

Hugs GJ xx

Anonymous said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I've stopped by to see my furiend Teddy Bear's furiend!

Please khome by my khorner sometime!

PeeEssWoo: When woo get a chance, please go visit my puggle pal! He needs your state!!!

Mr. Puggle said...

oh what a pretty dog! Khyra sent me over since you were from new mexico. i need a vistor from that state to just stop by blog and i will have had visitor's from each state. :) thanks.

Life With Dogs said...

What a wonderful summer tradition! :)