The fly by…day fifteen.
Didn’t sleep well last night but boy did I sleep in well this morning. I didn’t get up till 9:00am and I could not tell you the last time that happened. I had the morning to myself, no obligations, no commitments and I didn’t have to be at work till a bit later in the afternoon so I did one of the things that is a total indulgence this time of year. I kinda did nothing. Oh, I made a healthy and delicious breakfast, sat outside with the dogs and did some writing but to me it’s about as euphorically lazy as it gets, especially this week.
As I sat outside sipping on coffee enjoying my breakfast and doing some writing on my computer when I looked out in the yard to see what Tristan was up to, I didn’t see him. I saw Tully bouncing his tennis ball off the back stairs and catching it because the truth is that dog is really the embodiment of a six year old boy. Maggie was behind me, I turned to double check her whereabouts and that is when I saw Tristan. Now this may not seem like a big deal but let me back up a moment and tell you that I have had Tristan for over three years, he has never crossed behind me on the back patio area when I am seated in that spot and he has never laid down behind me. He generally does not and will not go anywhere he can be trapped or cornered, I am positive very bad things have happened to him in that situation in his awful past. Imagine my surprise when I realized he was not only behind me but he was laying down. I dare not move, but in a soft voice I just started telling him what a good, good boy he was, a brave amazing boy and then I felt the breeze he was creating behind me with his swiftly wagging tail. I just kinda sat in the moment with him, as he laid beside me and we acted like this is how it has always been. It’s a huge step for him, and I don’t say it enough this dog amazes and inspires me over and over each and every day. Then I shared some of my pancakes with him. <3