Monday, November 3, 2008

Puppy Love

I like to watch people.
Catch the moment their eyes meet those of one familiar.
Witness the indescribable ease that spreads across their face when together--washing it free of concerns for the other.

The barely imperceptible glances—
affirming, guiding, quieting all.

And the love given in return,
from wide eyes that speak, “You are my world.”


A visit from Julie Zickefoose and Chet Baker

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42 comments:

Robert V. Sobczak said...

It's a world of difference between running into an "acquaintance" and a "true friend." The former is filled with words, and make no doubt, its always the friendliest experience ... but the later is where "silence" is comfortable, and yes, it is an extension of one's own self: the same world.

RHCarpenter said...

Oh, oh, I am sooo jealous - you got to meet Chet Baker and his muther, Julie!

NCmountainwoman said...

Sweet, sweet post.

Naturegirl said...

Unconditional LOVE that's what I see in the eyes!

Cicero Sings said...

Wow! You got to meet Chet Baker! What a dog!! Oh how he loves his Mether!

Lynne said...

Adoration and complete trust. Sweet.

Deborah Godin said...

Thanks for adding some "awww" to my day!

bobbie said...

that is a sweetie alright.

Kay Dennison said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

DCup said...

What a great expression on the dog's face.

The Dooleys said...

Hey--that dog looks familiar! I wonder if he's as energetic as my own Boston Terrier. Love, Jess

The Dooleys said...

Hey--that dog looks familiar! I wonder if he's as energetic as my own Boston Terrier. Love, Jess

KGMom said...

Interesting how your commenters seem to be more jealous of you meeting Chet Baker than you seeing Julie. Hmmmm-in a "who do you want to meet" contest, who would win out. . .Chet Baker or Julie Z?

Susan Gets Native said...

So how did today go, Nina? Was he a good boy?
Didja get some squirrelees, Bacon?

nina said...

Baker's a charming companion!
We walked trails, watched birds, then fell asleep in a heap on the lawn beneath 74 degree sunshine!
Then mether came back--and Baker was really, really happy!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, this is a good thing.

KatDoc said...

Hiking with Chet Baker is the greatest, isn't it? Glad you guys had such a nice day for it.

Oh, I don't know - in a contest, I think my vote would go to Julie, but it would be a difficult decision. As far as I know Chet has more flatus issues than Zick.

Thanks again for the invite!

~Kathi

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

How beautiful. I have a special place in my heart for Boston Terriers. My youngest daughter has one in Tulsa, and Maggie is her soulmate.
Brenda

Mary said...

Awww. They are meant to be together!

Julie Zickefoose said...

Exhausted on the couch after my 18-hour day...and me without my Playtex girdle. I'm all bawly over this picture. Nina, you are an amazement. I treasure our time together. Thanks so much to you and the gallant and courtly Anton for taking such wonderful care of me.

Katdoc, I am going to spank you the next time I see you. As far as you know???

Pfft.

It occurs to me that the dreamily adoring look on Baker's face might originate in having his bits sponged with warm water...

Wren said...

Great photo, Nina - You caught the look of absolute devotion we can only see in our pets' eyes.

Daydreamer said...

I see that look in my Xena's eyes and it is truly love.

leslie said...

Ah, I miss my beloved boxer Star and she's been gone already for 11 years! Hard to believe. Maybe one day I'll get another. Enjoy yours.

babooshka said...

Nothing finer, unconditional love.

photowannabe said...

Tender post and so true. Great picture too.

Melissa said...

Aw, that was sweet. Happy ABC Wednesday!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Very cute photo and wonderful post idea for ABC...cheers and all the best.

Liz said...

What a lovely photo. You can see the love in his eyes.

Jay said...

Our dogs give us far more than we give them, especially the old ones. If you ever take on a homeless senior, you'll be amazed at the love and devotion!

Rose said...

So true--there is nothing like the unconditional love you get from a dog. You've captured it in his eyes so well.

AphotoAday said...

That's the way I feel about my cat...

DeeJay said...

They realy do have a lot of 'human' qualities

Reader Wil said...

Puppies give us unconditional love, something we cannot always say of humans.

Bear Naked said...

Just look at those eyes.
Now that is love!

Bear((( )))

Granny Smith said...

This reminds me of the meeting between my oldest son, then nine years old, and the puppy under the Christmas tree. He stepped right over and through all the other gifts and the two greeted each other with just such a look of joy and commitment.

Heather said...

Oh my goodness, that picture made me tear up a bit. Little Chet, all in love with Mether - does it GET any better than that? Oh, and I love how you got the little Boston lapel pin on her jacket in the shot, too.
Sweet, sweet, sweet. Thank you for sharing.

RuthieJ said...

That's a great picture! You can really see Chet's adoration for his "Mether" (and Mether's adoration too!)

i beati said...

absolutely Sanmdy

June said...

You nailed it!

bobbie said...

Definitely unconditional love.

Misty Dawn said...

PERFECT - absolutely PERFECT!

The Tile Lady said...

The look on that puppies face! AWWWW!