January 31, 2011

White Dog, Puff, and I sat and watched the greyness gather until the sky could hold its frustration no longer. It began to rain. Normally WD and I love just witnessing the transformation that takes place during wet weather in the desert: it gets quieter; the earth seems to open its mouth in welcome; there is a certain respectful reverence. But today as the rain indecisively turned to angry snow and clanking hail and back again, the mood was more sad and confused. The world seemed tired.

The White Dogs felt it. Quinn came to lay closer to the pack. Nuka took the blanket at my feet. Puff restlessly alternated between worriedly watching out of the window and lying next to AWD. White Dog was at my shoulder, in comfort and ready to protect me if need be. For a long time we stayed like that, observing and finding solace in being together. The power of the White Dog Army pushed the forlorn mood back outside of our sanctuary where mixed tears of rain and snow continued to melt into the ground.

Inside, we followed the ancient wisdom of the Dog. We huddled together, guarding each other’s backs, pressed flank to flank, and we slept in anticipation of better weather and spirits.


Teddy Bear said...

What a pawfect way to spend a rainy day...warm and cozy, nestled together. We hope for clear skies tomorrow.:)

Teddy Bear

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Mack said...

Always best to take a nap during bad weather - at least until it passes!

Kari in WeHo said...

I love watching rain but agree that angry rain/snow/hail calls for snuggles under a blanket :)


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great description of a perfect day to snuggle and stay safe and warm.

Massive snow storm here. The first blizzard in a long time. The worst is yet to come. We keep going in and out and driving the Momster crazy:) We love the snow, but it is also pretty cold out there.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Brian said...

Now that sounds like a very good plan to me!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I think we are about to embark on the journey as well!

It is foggy out - 'warm' air meeting the khool snow on the ground -

Sadly, too wet in the street fur a walk - so when in doubt, NAP!


Ginger Jasper said...

Now thats what I call a way to spend a miserable weather day, all snuggled together.. Magic.. Hugs GJ xx

Remington said...

It is always a great day when you can snuggle!