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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Daddy Love

When Silver was really young Daddy started singing Rock-A-Bye-Baby to her at bedtime and she would crawl under the bed to sleep before he was through with the song.  He continues the tradition with each and every dog.  Daddy wasn't allowed to have any pets as a kid and has never really known the joy and love of having any.  Every day he wakes up in the awe and wonder like a kid on Christmas morning, cherishing every minute he gets with our family before heading off to work.  After eleven years, he never tires of the dogs or cats and their antics.

The dogs hate to see him go and they all start howling when he leaves in the morning.  No matter how sneaky he tries to be to get out, it never fails, they see him off with a song.  They put on quite circus show when he comes home, barking, singing, circling and practically doing flips, even when he just runs to the store for a minute.  It is comical and heartwarming and Daddy always gets into the spirit by calling all their names, for he is finally home in a house full of love.

There is something refreshing about Daddy's playful spirit and watching the dogs blossom from it.  He has a way of making every moment with the dogs count.  He can smooth over the rough edges of the day and bring the dogs to life with his songs and silly antics.  They look forward to Daddy being home because he's missed them all day and wants nothing more than to make up for all the time he lost with them.  I guess Daddy just has that way with everyone he's close to in life.  Sometimes I forget about the fun that comes with dogs, but Daddy has a way of always making me remember.  It is so wonderful to be a part of and witness all of this love around me and Daddy and the dogs make that happen.         



♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Daddy has that special quality of love to share that the pups fully understand and appreciate. Such a sweet post.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lavinia said...

It's so sweet that Daddy sings to and plays with the dogs. Aschiuta also feels very sad when my fiance goes to work and is all over him when he gets back.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

It's awesome that Steve fell in love with the critters. So many people that don't grow up with animals never get/take the chance!

ForPetsSake said...

Awww - what a wonderful post! It's so sweet that he openly shows his devotion to the kiddos. The dogs singing to him when he leaves is pretty awesome, too.

Kristine said...

This is such a sweet post. My husband has a lovely relationship with Shiva that is very similar. It is different than mine and often he can get her a lot more riled up than I do. Different but equally important. I am so glad Steve is making up for lost time and getting to have the relationships he always wanted.

What a warm family you are. You are all so lucky to have each other. Thanks for sharing.

houndstooth said...

You know, I believe that there is something special about the love between a boy and a dog, and age is irrelevant! lol My husband is like the Pied Piper of dogs -- they all just adore him and can't get enough of him. But he can't get enough of them, either, and there just seems to be a magnetism between them. Some guys were just born to be with dogs, in my humble opinion! Not that we gals don't enjoy them and have special bonds with them, too, but watching a guy with his dog is just like seeing through a magic window sometimes! :)

24 Paws of Love said...

I think you hit the nail on the head Houndstooth. There is something magical about a boy and his dogs!

How Sam Sees It said...

It's good to see Daddy enjoying the pups!


Unknown said...

My husband used to joke (?) about feeling outnumbered because we always had female dogs.

Honey is our fourth girl but Mike's discovered a whole new relationship with her because she's the one who most likes to play. She loves to tug and fetch and Mike is her best playmate.

The funny thing is, he also likes carrying her around (at 50 pounds!). I keep telling him if he doesn't stop it, I'm going to get him a chihuahua.

Looks like your post about the 24 paws dad stirred up lots of other sweet feelings from your readers.

KB said...

I love that story. It made me misty eyed. Boys and their dogs - and it sounds like your pack absolutely loves Daddy.