Things we're learning. When you have an older dog time has its own rhythm , trust is everywhere and shared, and at the start of each day the morning stars really do sing out a special welcome. When you have an older dog contentment is woven into the folds of the day.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
When you have an old dog.
2.14 in the morning and I'm woken by the gentlest of pressure on my arm. Not so much a scratch as a tentative dab. There in the darkness, sitting by the side of the bed staring, just staring, is Wilf. A quick rush downstairs to open the door to let him out into the garden. He looks first at the open door, then he looks at me, then he sighs. " All I wanted was a chat and some reassurance ". At the foot of the stairs we reminisced and laughed - reassurance aplenty. He quickly dozes off to dream of walks on the beach and mountains to be reclimbed. For me another reminder that the routines of the last nine and a half years are becoming less set.