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Monday, January 29, 2018

Like Mother, Like Daughter



I looked down and was in a mixed state of awe and disbelief.  The smallest of the 24 Paws of Love was curled up next to me, with her head resting on my leg.  On the couch, no less.  Something this little spitfire has only done a couple of times in her short 10 year life.  I didn't want to breathe, for it might upset the delicate balance we were experiencing.

It was dog walk time and I was feeling quite down.  Too down to go through with the walks.  I finally just sat on the couch feeling defeated.  When Blaze came over to me and with her soft eyes began to access my pain.  

One paw at a time, she ever so gently, got on the cushion next to me.  And in one effortless, but swift turn, she spiraled  until her head was on my lap.  

I found myself at a loss, for words or thoughts.  Blaze had done what no other dog had shown to the degree that she was now.  She had taken the mother role that Silver had always held.  Right at the exact moment when I needed to be nurtured and comforted, Blaze was there.  This precious girl not only knew what I needed but how I needed it.  She drew out my pain and brought me back to the real.  Back to the here and now.  She had done it before since her mom, Silver had died, but this was the most direct and obvious she had ever been.



I didn't want to move as I soaked in her healing powers, but with four dogs, sitting for any length of time is short lived.  The moment was over, as I watched her walk off the couch.  Or was it?  Just those few short minutes with Blaze made me feel suddenly energized and refreshed.  I felt I could tackle those dog walks.  And I did and we had a blast!  Still blows my mind the instinct and care that this little girl has and I can't begin to imagine the many more secrets she has up her paw. 

Can you believe that?  How many of you have experienced something similar?  Do you find your females to be more nurturing or motherly?  I am still reeling.  It took me a week to be able to try and express my feelings about it and I still can't completely grasp it.  It was just so precious and beautiful.  Tell me dog spelled backwards isn't God!

2 comments:

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Phantom was our not-so-close Siberian. But as he got older, he craved attention and gentle hugs. Mom loved those moments when he would come over and place his head on her lap. Enjoy this precious moment.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

FiveSibesMom said...

Oh, they sure have that special way of knowing when we need them the most, don't they? My boy, Gibson, was the snuggler. How I miss that. He always had his head or a paw on my feet or he would lean into me when he laid down or was standing by me. These other four are characters and show their love in different ways...Wolf will sleep by me all night right next to my feet in bed, but he is not much for hugging and such. And my alpha girl, the surrogate "mama" Husky, Harley will stare and check on me, giving me a poke with her nose every now and again, but she is not a snuggler! She takes any type of hug as a sign to play! Chloe and Bandit will enjoy snuggles for a short period of time...but Gib...he loved that human touch, as I did his. I am sure that moment with Blaze so very special, for you both! I have often pondered the same - that God spelled backwards is dog. <3 And what blessings they truly are.