Do Over.

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When he was a puppy, he slept curled at my feet, under the covers.  The arch of my foot would caress his tailbone. As the night passed to early morning, he would inch up to my knees, still under the covers.

I would turn to my side and set my knee on his back, my leg rising and falling with his breathing.

Eight years later, he’s done with his breakfast. He jumps up on the bed, nudging his nose on the blanket, signaling it’s time to lift the covers. He turns in a tight circle once, and then again, and then falls. He shifts so he is parallel to me, with his back to my belly and his tail at my feet. No longer a puppy, his 70 pounds leans in.

I turn to my side and set my knee on his back, my leg rises and falls with his breathing.

I slide my hand under the cover and touch his silky ears, and pull him in tighter.

He stirs.

No, I can’t buy this on Amazon or find this on the Tube or in a Book.

No, I can’t feel this in any other Moment.


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Comments

  1. Awesome….I love the photo and love the feeling…..there is nothing in the world like the bond with a pet….nothing

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  2. Midwestern Plant Girl says:

    Are you peeping into my bedroom? 😍 My Oreo spoons me nightly. When I make stretch noises, he climbs up to sniff my eyes & get butterfly kisses. His fav!

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  3. An “It doesn’t get much better than this” moment…..enjoy.

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  4. freddiegeorgia says:

    In my cabin…3 dogs and a pig share various dog beds scattered around the heat on the main floor…while the cats rule the bed!!! No dog would attempt the bed as long as the cats and boyfriend are inhabiting. Sometimes…I sure miss the old dog-on-the-bed days!

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  5. I love this. ❤

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  6. Priceless. LOVE!

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  7. Ahhh, everybody loves a dog story that says you can’t buy love.

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  8. Henry’s an under-the-covers guy, too. Nothing like falling asleep with that rumbling purr vibrating my ribs.

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  9. perfect

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  10. Oh Zeke! So much beauty and love. Your words and picture capture his essence. Thank you David.

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  11. Peggy Farrell says:

    Unconditional love….. Can’t get better than that.

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  12. With dogs, you don’t have to buy love–they give it so freely. Beautiful, David!

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  13. Tracey Carnahan says:

    You describe beautifully how I feel about my puggies, Doug and Winnie, everyday!

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  14. One of lie’s sweet moments…

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  15. Ah Zeke…the comfort and warmth of puppy love that lasts through a lifetime…

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  16. What’s not to love about our special pets?

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  17. Our ‘fur kids’ are the BEST, aren’t they pal? I, too, have this scenario or something akin to it every night. Beau traces a ‘migratory pattern’ around me over the course of the night. He starts as a 70-lb. turban, wrapped around my head, then midway through the night dives under the covers and curls up by feet. We end with spoons, head to head, toe to toe. I never get a solid night’s sleep and I’d be lost without him….

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  18. Priceless! 🙄

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  19. That’s love, David. And a good description of any night around here. The only difference being the weight class – we’re playing in the atomweight class.

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  20. Some things are so right, they stand the test of time.
    -Alan

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  21. great pic, and like all of us, there’s a part of us that still thinks we’re puppies, when we’re with those who love and appreciate us.

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  22. ❤ ❤ 🙂 Cher xo

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  23. My dog too. Sweet sharing.

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  24. That was sweet!!

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  25. I know that feeling…exactly. So sweet, so beautiful. 🙂

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