March 7, 2012

White Dog and the White Dog Army feel like we have come out of a week long storm of tests and troubles. Today, to a bright Land of Enchantment sky and nearly 70 degree balmy temps, the WDA turned faces up to bask in the warm healing glow of the sun.

We sat on the deck and listened to the newly returned birds singing. Oso, Nuka and Puff found sunpuddles against the house, heated stone and wood felt soothing to senior bones and they soon were asleep--lulled by sounds of traffic and emerging life. Quinn rested his head on my knee and let me randomly stroke his flank; he did not sleep but his slow regular breathing made me happy to hear his calm peace.

Out in the yard, White Dog ran in a wild game of "Get It!" Steve tossed the tennis ball and she tore across the open space to snag it and then return to drop it at his side. It was not always a direct line as she ran zoomies and traveled around the yard before bringing it back. YoYoMa had been contentedly chasing after the jingly ball that I rolled to him and was doing quite well practicing his "Bring It!"'s...until he noticed White Dog's game. He chased after her chasing the ball. At first she teased and taunted but quickly tired of YAWD's persistence and deserted the game to go back inside. Steve sat on the step below me and rested against my legs. He looked relaxed and unstressed for the first time in days.

The sleeping trio awoke shortly after; they too, returning indoors. YoYoMa and Quinn sat with me a while longer, pressed on either side as tears of release ran down my cheeks. Steve reached back and squeezed my hand.  I thought about how fortunate the WDA and I are to have friends, support and love to get us through any storm...and how on this Thursday I am truly thankful.


Jo's World said...

Sounds like a most lovely, trouble-free afternoon to me. Wish it would transfer to my house where water is coming in from melting snow! Always something!

Cheers to you all!

Jo, Stella and the khat called Zee!

haopee said...

I'm glad you're getting a good sunny weather here. As for me, the storm isn't over yet. We battled Parvo for the past two weeks and I'm happy to say that the pups are getting better.

Is Oso a senior too? I thought he was a youngin'.

It's nice reading from you again.

Huggies and Cheese,


24 Paws of Love said...

After all you've been through, your tears are more than understanding. Enjoy the sun and the love that surrounds you. :)

Ginger Jasper said...

I am glad that you got a little tranquility and that hopefully those tears were a release and that now you can go forward and all will be well.The last few days have been bad for you but you are and I know will continue to be very good caring people and you have a lot of people in this wonderful blog community who are behind you. Much love GJ and Carol xx

Brian said...

I really hope your weekend is wonderful and warm!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

Really happy to hear that you finally had a peaceful day this week.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sagira said...

Tempie would fit right in she loves chasing the tennis balls

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Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so happy the sun wrapped its rays around you - and made you feel peaceful today.

KB said...

You deserve a peaceful and calm afternoon. I'm so glad that you had one!

Little Reufus said...

Lubbs that yeur humans haff such lubbs. And I know how much yeu add teu it!!!

wif lubbs from Little Reufus and the Mom

Kari in Alaska said...

sounds like great weather to us!

Stop on by for a visit

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

HOwdy Mates, we just read your last post too and you have our support 100%. We will support the fight against cancer with whoever you choose to be with. We're sorry you were mislead butt that was not your fault. Take care and enjoy your weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory