8.30.2011

August 30, 2011

White Dog thought 5:30am came a little too early this morning but it was Steve's day to "open" the school and he has to be there by 7am. Everyone sort of stumbled through the morning ritual of getting him ready for work but when it came time for him to leave, no one wanted him to go. And Quinn was making absolutely certain no one was going to go away without taking him; he stood with his side firmly plastered against the door. To satisfy TOWD, Steve took him for a ride around the block and he got to ride in the momma seat...when they returned TOWD was satisfied and came in with no argument. Steve headed off to school; the pups off to finish kibble and to post-breakfast naps.

The day seemed a little more needy than most, the White Dog Army wanted to touch and cuddle more. Everyone wanted to be in the same room. The White Ones were more polite to each other in small gestural ways (like going the long way around instead of pushing through). It was comforting and reassuring. Even Steve mentioned how much he missed us all when he called at lunch. Our togetherness was like a refreshing balm.

There was no real highpoint to the day and when Steve returned home this evening the entire family seemed happy to just share the same space. A quiet deep sense of union filled the house and our souls.

14 comments:

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. So glad you all have each other and all of that fluffy love to hold on to.

Mack said...

When our peeps come home from work, we like to tackle them like we hadn't seen them in years, so I know just how ya feel!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nothing better than coming back home after a long day......or being the ones at home to do the greeting.

meowmeowmans said...

That sounds like a pretty good -- and restorative -- day to us. We see nothing wrong with days when everyone feels cuddly and snuggly. :)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Tough getting back into the routine, but heavenly when all are back together again.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Ginger Jasper said...

Its so nice to have closeness and togetherness. So nice indeed. You miss Steve when at work but lovely when he geat home to his loving family.. Hugs GJ xx

Kippy Marrie said...

Olá Marie e White Dog....
Tudo bem? Estou com saudades de voces e entrei aqui para ver como estão e como está o blog.
Sinto falta de meus amiguinhos.
Venha me ver também em meu blog.
É bom conversar no blog, parece que estamos mais perto, mesmo a distância ser tão grande entre a gente. Mas voces estão bem pertinhos em meu coração e pra sempre. Aguardo voces sempre.
A Mamãe manda beijos pra voces e também amou voces. A doguinha branca é linda e fofa e maravilhosa. LINDÍSSIMA!
Eu também acho. Sua mamãe também cuida muito bem de voce. Que bom.
Fica com o Papai do Céu e espero voces em meu blog.
Saudades sempre.
Aus 1000 com muito amor da amiguinha pra sempre...

KIPPY

Brian said...

That coming home stuff is one of our favorite times of the day too!

KB said...

I hope that your friend who is sick is doing better. I'm glad that you all have each other to soothe your souls.

Bailey Be Good! said...

Sounds like it's the same at OUR house! ;)

Happy Wordless Wednesday woofs & hugs! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Sagira said...

You can tell that your all love each other so very much. So sweet.

Mr. Pip said...

We have days like this in our house too ...sometimes, all you need is to be together.

Your pal, Pip

Tweedles -- that's me said...

When there is so much love,, its hard to leave it,,
hearts were ment to be together.
love
tweedles

Kari in Vegas said...

I love when the pups have cuddly days :)

kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com