July 6, 2010

White Dog's greatest service to me sometimes is that she forces me to lift my head from the busy work that we humans crowd ourselves with to remember the more important simple universal tasks of loving and caring and sharing. This afternoon I was intently researching issues for the new Sustainability Project I have undertaken, Googling, scribbling, cutting and pasting, highlighting (all of the "ing"s as White Dog calls them). She and Quinn came in several times and I absentmindedly scratched a ruff or an ear without even looking up. White Dog brought Tigger in and laid him next to my chair asking to play...I promised, later. The Other White Dog rested his head on my knee and just stood there...waiting...until finally he left. TOWD sighed and stretched in the doorway, out of ideas to lure my attention away from the computer. White Dog played "Lassie" as she trotted in, woofed to follow her, and then pranced down the hallway to the bedroom where she hopped on the bed. I didn't follow until I heard her plaintive howl. Deadline be damned, I thought, this is important, too. I went in and cuddled and stroked her and talked. Quinn came in and demanded a head rub and "momma loves you" cuddles. We all felt better after that 15 minute break...and if that quarter hour alters the world of global sustainability, well, then put me in the history books as a social pariah...but to White Dog and her brother, I will be the wise one who knew "for everything there is a season..."


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We khanines are SO furry smart!


Teddy Bear said...

We know just how to tell the humans when they need a break and show us some love.:)

Teddy Bear

Jacqueline said...

Siku and Quinn are very smart, beautiful babies with so much love to share and lessons to teach; like all precious babies, their gifts are abundant and priceless...My babies make me so happy and soothe my soul everyday=we are very lucky humans to have been blessed with the insight to embrace animals as extraordinary, loving friends and companions...My animal babies provide the color in my world and I would be lost without them!...J
Kisses to our beautiful woofie friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Remington said...

Beth here....Remington and the kitties teach me everyday to slow down and enjoy life! That little bit of time to give a belly rub or a short walk is what I need and they seem to know it! I am so thankful they are in my life!

The Thundering Herd said...

Sometimes, those humans get so busy with busyness, they forget the important things. That is what we are there for.

Brian said...

Yep, humans can learn a lot from us critters!

Prinnie,Digby and Atka said...

It's the simplest of things that mean the most to us. We are so glad you took a few minutes to feel and share the love around you! Thank DOG for our furry reminders of whats important.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well I think that both White Dogs were right in getting you to take a break - for many reasons. A break is good for them and for you - they get the lovin', and you get to step away from thinking for a bit - sometimes that helps to re-energize you for the task!

Sagira said...

They are always there to remind us of the best things in life. :)

Kari in WeHo said...

the pups always seem to know when to push it enough to get in the break that you need

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