Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping dogs

some questions
      have no
   easy answers.

but still, we want
   to know, what
we want to know.

      one day
   we noticed
she was blind.

      i saw her
walk straight
   into a wall,

   she backed 
      and turned
carefully.

   she proceeded,
carefully and
   impressively.

in admiration
   we compared
ourselves.

   we questioned
      whether we
could do as well.

some questions
      have no
   easy answers.

but still, we want
   to know, what
we want to know.

20 thoughts on “Sleeping Dogs

  1. Oh this is such an endearing picture to behold, especially at this time on a glorious morning.

    (she backed
    and turned
    carefully.

    she proceeded,
    carefully and
    impressively.)

    Breathtaking and beautifully expressed.

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      1. I think I can understand. Sometimes when I ponder and reflect on life, – the wonder and beauty, the tenderness of life and the losses – I have to take a deep breath to release the joy, the sweet, the pain, the thankfulness, appreciation and gratitude all at the same time.

        The way you were, what has become of our lives and the way we are right now.

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  2. Murray, beautiful poem about your courageous dog. ❀ Thank you for sharing your story. Our beloved 14-year-old dog went deaf and started annoying barking, not realizing that he was doing it…so painful to see your pet suffer. Take care, Cheryl

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    1. Thanks afish25!

      Our cocker was like that.

      On her last day, she came out of the bedroom whimpering. (She was a dog who didn’t complain.)

      I told her I was going to pick her up, and did. I gave her a gentle hug. My wife demanded ‘her’ dog. (My wife drove to Alberta to buy her.) So I passed her over.

      And there she died. We are both still mourning a bit, about two years later.

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      1. We lost a doxi mix almost a year ago. She got hit by a car. Long story. I miss her a lot. Both were/are β€œmy” dogs. I have not owned dogs all my life, and I am still surprised by the pain of her loss.

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      2. Thank you afish25!

        My brother had a long-haired dachshund. I think we lived in different cities then and I didn’t see him much or often in those days. She was a sweet-tempered little girl. That was about 50 years ago. I think he still misses her. He’d like a dog.

        Dogs have personalities complimentary to what humans need. They give us the love we need. (if we deserve it or not) No wonder we miss them!

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