December 9, 2010

White Dog was resigned and settled herself on the chair to wait for eternity. The others did not understand and milled nervously around the door and paced. Tonight was the start of the new quarter and Steve returned to teaching but with an evening class instead of his usual Saturday morning one. White Dog remembers in the past when he used to teach two classes, the Saturday one and another in the evenings, and she remembers that these are very long nights that break the normal routine. The Other White Dog, AWD, and SAWD do not have a long enough history to recall that dad will not be home until nearly 11pm and that walks on this night are cancelled.

No one will eat...because Steve's not home. No one wants to cuddle or play like we do every evening...because Steve's not home. No one is comfortable with the sounds and lights from outside...because Steve is not home. The anxious anticipation is not calmed by my reassurances that he will be home (sooner every minute) or by White Dog's patient napping.

One thing is certain, Steve better be prepared for a flood of White Dogs flowing over him when he walks in the door!

P.S. If you haven't yet, please go to Khyra's Khorner and leave a comment about Assistance Dogs. For every comment left, she earns one green paper that will be sent to aid the program to train these hero animals. Khyra and her mom do so much for so many and here is a way to help them do still more. It is a great cause...and it only takes a minute to leave your mark! Thanks.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh to be there when the white dogs and their fur flies in Steve's direkhtion!

Thanks fur mentioning the Bark It Furward progam - it was nice to be khontakhted by them - and it was even nicer to be able to help!


Teddy Bear said...

Is he home yet? There is nothing like Dad coming home.:)

Teddy Bear

Brian said...

Yes indeed, those homecomings are treats unto themselves!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh, to be so loved -must give Steve such a good feeling. We have done our part for Jake, Fergi, and Khyra's causes - such very good pups and peeps.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Luke said...

O to the Steve! Please to hurry home! I'm wif the MFT Khyra, I would love to be there if the WD flurries!

wif love from the Luke

Sagira said...

Nothing better than greeting dad as he comes in the door.

We went to Khyra's and commented. :)

Maxie said...

Awww....Daddy's dogs!

Maxie and I would like to mail you a small present, kindly email us your address at barleyreyes@gmail.com


Kari in WeHo said...

My three get thrown for a loop when I leave every week. It makes me sad to know I throw their patterns all out of whack