Elements of raising a puppy are reminiscent of the joy of raising a baby. I still recall the look on Jonathon's face and the squeals of delight as he experienced the feeling of dewy grass under his toes. Yesterday, mother nature blessed us with a brief yet beautiful snowfall. I was taking a little break from work and noticed the big fluffy flakes through the kitchen window.
My first thought was to get Sydney outside as I was really excited to see her reaction. As we stepped over the vestibule and onto the damp porch, her little doe eyes widened. Head cocked to the left, (seems to be her perplexed look) we headed out onto the lawn. As she looked up into the sky, the snowflakes were melting on her nose.
More investigation followed. Nose to the ground, she burrowed through the grass, tentatively tasting the cool flakes as if she were a sampler at Costco! Nose to the ground, nose to the sky, we repeated that pattern for a few minutes.
She wasn't too happy to have to go into the house to don her winter jacket, but I just had to have some photos of her fashion highness! If i'd thought a little harder, I'd have taken the camera the first time out, but in a sense, I'm glad I didn't. My focus was solely experiencing the pleasure of a new experience for Sydney.
Really and truly, as much work as involved with raising her, she brings a little Joy into my heart each and every day~!
"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive."- Gilda Radner