Saturday, November 14, 2009

a moment with sophie

There is something about sitting in the sun on a warm afternoon in the fall and feeling the weight of your dog leaning against you as she sits beside you. About the tenderness of her paw on your leg...about the sincerity in her eyes when she looks up at you.



I don't know whether it's the genuine nature of a dog....the fact that you know she has no hidden agenda, no other reason for loving that moment except that it was a moment in her world with one of the people she loves the most...or whether it's the knowledge that I know those times with her are finite, that a day will come where the only weight of hers that I will feel is her memory in my heart. But there is something about those moments that make the world glow. That make me pay attention. That touch my soul and that I know, even now, will stay with me always. A moment with Sophie....it will last forever.

21 comments:

centenniel said...

That is such a lovely tribute to your sweet Sophie.

dellartist said...

You have expressed this so beautifully. I have had those feelings also. I want to capture each moment and hold it in my heart forever.

The OP Pack said...

Don't we all love that feeling? And they ask for so little in return:)

Emma Rose said...

That's what it's all about!

claire said...

such a great shot--love that background!!

Mildred said...

I agree that those moments are so special. Kaboodle (cat) and I sat in the swing yesterday soaking up the fall sunshine. She purred the entire time.
Hope you and Sophie have a wonderful afternoon.

Barry said...

I know those moments and loved them but never really recognized them, or thought about them, until your post today.

Thank you for the insight.

Lose That Girl said...

I can't get enough of such moments with my Zoey. She's still a puppy so she's rushing around more often than not...so each little respite from her daily buzz-about, I cherish.

Hilary said...

Look at that face. :)

Tatersmama said...

What a lovely tribute to Sophie... *sigh*
What a precious, precious girl!

The Write Girl said...

Hi Andrea,

Your words are always fitting and lovely. I enjoy reading about you and Sophie. Best wishes to you both.

Jan said...

Missed you. Animals make us feel so good.

Scout 'n Freyja said...

I think it's the fact that the dog is so filled with unconditional love that we feel a pure touch - not one that is longing or asking or wanting.

Yes, those times are so special. I can't imagine my life or home without a dog or dogs - unimaginable.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sometimes I have to remind myself of this very lovely feeling when our big lug leans into me or puts both of his front paws on my knee to be a couple of inches taller! Give Sophie a good ear scratching from me! :)

Gayle said...

Very well said...my sister had to put one of hers to sleep today. For me, dogs have been one of the few constants in my life, but I've had to say goodbye to way too many of them. Yet each was special in many ways...tragic when you know how many unwanted ones are killed each year.

Life With Dogs said...

Your love for Sophie just pours out of this post. It's a great reminder that none of us should take time for granted...

Carolynn said...

So true. The love of an animal is like no other. Absolute and pure.

SGR said...

Woof! Lovely stated ... your love for Sophie. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Fragrant Liar said...

Lovely sentiments about a beloved friend.

Janice said...

Well said and so true, I say this as my dog Sage looks at me with that look.

Annie said...

I even feel this with my cat. Somehow the eyes speak louder than the meows. And at night, he gently makes his way up on my bed, lays beside me and falls asleep, purring. Happy him...happy me.