Sunday, April 17, 2011

Animal Instincts

Animals amaze me. How they can "hear" without a word being said. The things they just instinctively know. Yesterday, under the weather I spent a good portion of the day laying around. Tessa curled up on the bed beside me, and Reba would periodically run up and prop her front feet on the edge of the bed nearest me. It was as if she was saying, "You still okay?" She would look at me and if a hand was near would rub her nose on it, before jumping down to go back to her bed. Both adult dogs stuck pretty close to me throughout the day. I'm sure they were bored and just waiting for some action.

At around 6 I brought the pups back into the house. Diva, who normally curls up on the far side of the couch, scooted her body until she was on my lap, where she promptly went to sleep. She didn't want to move away, even when she seemed warm. Even my little wild man, Ryder, came up for a cuddle.

I felt bad for them. No walks or real play. Today I'm still "off", but I managed a walk in the dog park for the babies, and my brother and sister-in-law took the big girls for a short walk down the road. Maybe later I'll make another effort.

1 comment:

MTWaggin said...

Hope you are feeling better soon!