January 19, 2013

White Dog sat up suddenly and looked around. "What is that sound?" she whispered into my ear. "What sound? I don't hear anything." I replied. "Exactly!" she responded.

We have gotten used to a sort of constant hum of activity around our house...Steve keyboarding his homework...laundry going for someone...Josh making lunch...Becks grooming Daisy or Maple...Michael making his grocery shopping list. Conversations and music and computers. There is always some one busily doing something...

except today. right now. smack dab at noon on a Saturday (when you would EXPECT noise).

The White Dog Army and I were alone; just the seven of us. Michael was at the museum volunteering. Steve was at school teaching his Saturday classes. Becks, Josh and the poodle girls were on an adventure to Santa Fe to meet one of Josh's distant relatives. It was just us.

I looked around the front room, the silent sun-filtered room was dotted in white. WD sat at my shoulder on our chair. Quinn slept with his chin nestled on his front paws near the sofa. Puff was at my feet, her amber eyes scanning the room as I did. YoYoMa softly snored as he guarded the front door. Nuka and Oso shared the blankets on the hearth curled up against each other's backs. We were hidden away from the world, frozen in a moment of blessed peace, selfishly enjoying just us.

The others will return one-by-one or the phone will ring; something will break the spell and the music of our lives will play on. But for right now, right here...the WDA and I know bliss.


GOOSE said...

Silence is beautiful.

Jo's World said...

The sweetest way to spend part of your day!

Jo, Stella and Zkhat

Jeanne Pursell said...

Everybody enjoys a bit of BLISS in their lives!!! Enjoy it while you can!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Brian said...

It is nice to enjoy quiet time together, even with some background noise!

Piappies World said...

Still and enjoyable weekend. Enjoy the silence but welcome back the noise, too. Have a great weekend!


Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Max, Wai-Pai & Forgie

haopee said...

LOL. WD puts a nice meaning to afternoon delight.

Huggies and Cheese,


bbes tribe said...

Glad you enjoyed the quiet time. Doesn't happen often.it was very quiet here yesterday to because m and d took Tarzan and went and worked at an adoption event. Tarzan didn't get adopted but we know someday the right person will see him and love him. Thanks for visiting and not giving up on us
Ernie and all the furkids

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Kari in Vegas said...

We get worried when we hear nothing at our house

Stop on by for a visit

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy White Fluffy Mates. We know what you mean. With a big family it's a rare thing to have that golden silence. Bet you enjoyed it but bet it was even better when everyone returned home! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

meowmeowmans said...

Blissful, indeed. So glad you were able to have some quiet, reflective time together. :)

Alien said...

sounds perfect!