10.21.2012

October 20, 2012

White Dog, actually the entire White Dog Army, stopped their Welcome Home Song to Michael and turned to look at Oso. Oso since his arrival months ago has limited his conversations to some muted mumbles and grunts. He is nearly silent, except in sleep when he snores loudly. Oh, Another White Dog joins the others in their excitement during maneuvers, for mail call, and in announcing visitors...only he reacts usually with body language, soundlessly...

But not this afternoon. There he was, our little Oso, in the middle of the WDA, flanked by Puff and Nuka, barking harmony in their chorus. Not a whimper. Not a murmur. Not a quiet yip...A full rolling BARK! As loud as his sisters and delivered with clarity and confidence.

Pulled Michael up short. "What is wrong, Oso?" he asked. He looked at me. "Why is Oso barking at me?" "For the same reason the others are, I imagine. They are glad you are home."

I swept our Little Man into my arms and kissed him. He wrinkled his nose like he always does and squirmed to get down. "I am so glad you are finding your voice in the White Dog Army. You add just the perfect touch to the Pack Song."

10 comments:

haopee said...

Oh! I love the pictures!!! You have pretty pictures to further make your post more engaging. I love it!!!

Who is Michael! Is he the WDA human brother?

Alright little OSO! You're a big bear now! Oso means bear in our country.

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

Ginger Jasper said...

What a simply lovely welcome and what a simply lovely sign that the little one feels right at home and loved.A feel good moment for sure.. Hugs GJ xx

Remington said...

Great welcomes are always the best!

Brian said...

I can here that wonderful chorus clear over here! Bravo!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oso...keep workin' at it. Maybe you can be the lead singer one day!

Random Felines said...

Yeah Oso - glad you have found your voice!!

Jacqueline said...

Sue and Steve, I've missed visiting with you guys and am relieved to read that everyone is healing and feeling better...As always, I keep your precious family in my heart and wish you all the very best...love and hugs...J
Thank you for your sweet comments in the last few months while our Mommy has been gone...Happy week ahead, lovely friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Kari in Vegas said...

So glad Oso found his voice

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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, that is so sweet, and Michael should be so proud that he is the reason Oso found his voice - that says something very special about Michael.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

meowmeowmans said...

We think it's always a beautiful sound when the quiet one finds his voice. Way to go, Oso! :)