Just leave it anywhere

J with Roxy . . . and Peach the photobomber.

J with Roxy . . . and Peach the photobomber.

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.

Yay, stuffies!

Ah, if stuffies could talk.  This bunny clearly got left standing … as usual, Rox must’ve been called away on urgent business.  

Ah, if stuffies could talk.  This bunny clearly got left standing … as usual, Rox must’ve been called away on urgent business.

 

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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