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

 

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My over the shoulder shot of Tristan with my iPhone, he is just chilling out on a Sunday morning like ya do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oatmeal and banana pancakes with fresh blueberries and maple syrup (1tbs) whisker together with the juice of one peach. I used my juicer to fake myself into thinking there was more syrup!

Oatmeal and banana pancakes with fresh blueberries and maple syrup (1tbs) whisked together with the juice of one peach. I used my juicer to fake myself into thinking there was more syrup! Tristan enjoyed a couple of bites, he gave it two wags way up!

 

2 Comments

  1. dogl2324 says:

    Thank you, they turned out pretty good. My dad used to make the best ones and I am pretty sure it’s because he would use fresh buttermilk and fry them in bacon fat. Not anymore but boy do I remember how good they were!

  2. Lillian says:

    That’s so wonderful that Tristan has taken another important step. And the pancakes look delicious.

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