November 27, 2010

White Dog just looks at the humans in this house and shakes her head. She doesn't understand why every one of us talks to Nuka as if she were able to hear. We have no answer but admit we all do regularly find ourselves talking to her with voice as well as with hand signals...and often it is just a verbal communication. I said to AWD just moments ago, "Don't go over and wake your brother, Quinn is sleeping." She walked right past me and nosed him...I caught myself and finished, "but of course, I am saying this with my back turned and you have no idea that I even want you to stop." Still I felt like I had been caught being silly.

TOWD sleeps in the closet in the office. It has been his preferred spot since he arrived nearly nine months ago. He has decorated the floor with a couple of thick, comfortable Indian design rugs which he arranges and pushes around to suit his whim.

Nuka and Quinn have developed a rather special nighttime ritual. The past few nights, after TOWD returns from his pre-bed walk with WD and he heads for his "cave" Nuka joins him and curls up in the closet doorway on the edge of blanket, close to but not quite touching him. They rest together for some time and then AWD comes to her own bed. It is almost as if she is tucking in her brother and staying with him until he falls asleep.

Unfortunately, Quinn is so easily upset by the camera pointing at him, its sounds and flash, that we cannot document this precious sharing moment without possibly distressing him...but Puff is a silent witness as she rests in her crate across from them both. SAWD hopefully senses the family bond that is developing and will some day soon want to be a part of it in her own unique way.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I know Gus makes these same khomments about his mom, Louis, and Callie!


Teddy Bear said...

We love the family bonding that is going on. Your Mom's words painted a beautiful picture in our minds.:)

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

They all have their unique and special rituals because they are all unique and special!

Kari in WeHo said...

Aww I just love hoe fast those two bonded


Sagira said...

I don't see what talking to her will hurt. Glad to see that things are moving forward each day. :)

Jacqueline said...

Such a sweet night time ritual between Quinn and Nuka; we have no doubt Puff is taking notice and will join in the family bonding before you know it...Happy week, precious friends...kisses x3...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Jacqueline said...

PS...Nuka is so beautiful in her pretty pink sweater...xoxo...CHS

Prints the Cat said...

You are wonderful to expand your fur family!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We don't think it's still silly, at all, that you talk with Nuka as if she can hear. We're sure that she would want you to carry on as if she is just like all the rest of you. Isn't that what any of us would want?

We love how your family is growing and bonding. Each in their own way. Each perfectly.

It has been a good good weekend. We're pretty sure that that is the same for you.

With love
Jake and Fergi