My big girl Roxy, the 12-years-young Boxer/Ridgeback, is such a joy. All my four are, of course, but perhaps I have more Roxy stories because she’s the newbie.
One of Roxy’s “things” is digging in the toybox and pulling out all kinds of stuffies (yep, there’re a lot of ‘em). How they land so randomly all over the house I have no idea. Maybe she gets interrupted by “Let’s have a treat!” Or she detects a sound or smell she must investigate — now! I’m sure her days are filled with myriad important canine to-do’s. Whatever the case, she leaves stuffies . . . everywhere. Halfway down the stairs, on the landing, in the middle of the kitchen. The middle of a room — any room. (What was she doing in there?)
As I take the stairs and move through the house during the day I routinely cross paths with . . . the squirrel from Megan . . . the little promotional snowman . . . the bunny I just had to buy the girls years ago. . . a funny blue octopus that sings the ABC’s . . . and others. With every encounter, my smile blooms and my heart fills.
All of us have them, I believe, in one form or another. Quirky little happy threads in the fabric of our day-to-day lives. Years ago a man in my life and I would write little notes of affection out of Q-tips. That’s a happy thread J
There’s a simple, yet deep joy in witnessing a creature’s ways. One of the things that hits home whenever I see Roxy’s leavings is . . . she’s happy. And that’s huge.
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