Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Sweet Things

There is a book that resides on my coffee table called 101 SALIVATIONS: FOR THE LOVE OF DOGS. It combines my love of photography with my love of dogs. There is every breed of dog imaginable posed in the cutest settings and interspersed throughout the pages are quotes about dogs. Truisms and heartfelt expressions about one of God's greatest gifts to man. Here are a few...

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. -Christopher Morley

A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart. -J.R. Ackerley

The dog is the god of frolic. -Walt Whitman

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. -Plato

Happiness is a warm puppy. - Charles M. Schulz

I have yet to read a quote about a dog that doesn't embody my Eddie. So proud, so goofy, so sweet, so endlessly happy. He is a nicer person than most people I know, and I know some very nice people.

So I try to learn from Eddie, I try to be as nice a person as he is. One thing he does that almost breaks my heart is that he will longingly look out the window as Rodney drives away. He rejoices when he walks through the door, and he practically mourns his leaving.

Today I decided to do the same.
We sat together and watched until we could see our Rodney no longer. Then we hugged and reassured ourselves that he won't be gone long. It did my heart good to take the time to miss my sweet husband.

I just hope he will understand my licking his face when he returns home.

1 comment:

Expressor said...

sweet, and then sooo funny! I hope you really do lick his face.