Sunday, September 22, 2013

Ask not of friends what you yourself can do.





Bedtime. No sign of Sophie. We look everywhere. Angus in the garden, 'the font' indoors. Sophie's eventually found in the dressing room ( forbidden territory ) sitting peacefully in front of a full length mirror. She's making low pitched conversational noises to the dog that's looking back at her.  A sort of gentle canine yoddling. From time to time , for emphasis, she touches her shaggy doppelganger with an outstretched paw. Complete contentment. Some conversations are too important to interrupt. Laughing, we tiptoe away and leave her .

How poor life would be without dogs. There is a hint of heroic deeds and untamed greatness in these small things.

15 comments:

  1. That must have been such a precious moment. If only we could know what Sophie was saying!

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  2. So true! Usually pups just bark LOUDLY at their reflections. At least that's been our experience.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  3. Anything that fills you with light for a moment is precious indeed. Especially if provided by a fluffy friend.
    x

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  4. A puppy therapist seen in the reflection?

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  5. How wonderful. I love the story of your PONs - such a delight

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  6. Hello Angus,
    Oh what a super moment that must have been. Did she even notice you coming in, or was she just in awe at that gorgeous doggie in the mirror?

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  7. Can not imagine life without dogs

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  8. Thank you for such a lovely story. Many happy smiles about it on this end of the internet.

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  9. i am late to the party today.
    and every comment made is true.
    oh darling sophie.
    and oh little big bob.
    i love these puppies so much.
    thank you angus.

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  10. That's a wonderful story. I can visualize it perfectly. I wonder what Sophie was saying?

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  11. Sweet - and very understanding on your part to let her continue the conversation.

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  12. Sophie is so precious, and smart. How sweet that she was having a loving little conversation instead of barking or becoming agitated with the strange dog in the house. It's almost like she knows she was looking at herself.

    Kioko doesn't seem to even see himself in the mirror. No acknowledgement at all. I find it a little strange.

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