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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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.