She waits, patiently, looking out the window. The pillows on the couch are flattened but she’s okay as long as she has a clear window view of the outside. She hears the car engine coming closer and her ears perk up. “My daddy is home!” She sits up, peering out the window, tail wagging until his key turns in the door. Within seconds, she’s at his heels, barking for his attention.
He picks her up and says, “Hi, Pretty Girl!”
She sighs and settles into his lap. “My daddy is home!”
Selah is the “furbaby” in this story. She has been with me through my first marriage, divorce, moving from one location to another and finally, a place where she has found happiness and contentment.
As corny as this may sound, I believe animals know, with keen intuition if it’s safe to fall in love – head over heels in love. Selah has jumped in – all four paws and discovered what it’s like to be treasured by not only her mommy but also, her new daddy.
The keys jingle and she knows that it’s their time alone. They’ll go on an adventure – maybe to pick up the kids, drop off the kids or to the store. Either way, the best place to be is in his lap, head out the window, smiling from ear to ear.
Knowing that she is loved and content brings true peace to my heart as well. To some, she is JUST A DOG but to me, she has been my uninvited but most welcome companion in this new and awesome journey of mine. Some times, as she lies in my lap, she gives a sigh of deep contentment. Bliss!