I had a horribly vivid dream on Saturday night.
It was about our beloved dog Hazel and I woke up covered in sweat and surprised
my screaming wasn’t audible.
Dreams are interesting, aren’t they?
They feel so real but often the scenarios are far-fetched with the tiniest
shard of truth mixed in.
It took me quite awhile to return to slumber and I slept later than Carl on Sunday
The moment I tumbled out of bed, I found Hazel waiting patiently at the glass hall door,
opened it quickly and beckoned her to come and lay beside my side of the bed.
I didn’t mind the incessant panting that has arrived with her senior dog status,
I simply wanted her to be close to me.
Later in the day, I was chatting to Courtney about this doggy dream and we agreed
part of the reason must be seeing the reality of Hazel’s aging process.
She has the mind and personality of a puppy but her body is stiff and betrays her.
Her senses are starting to fail her and there is not anything we can do to halt this stage.
Since books have been a great topic in our home this month, to lighten up the mood,
she and I batted back and forth the books we thought Hazel would like and dislike.
Perhaps because of the dream or that October still has 10 more days,
bear with me as I share a dog’s perspective on books.
In Hazel’s words, of course.
Hazel’s Favorite Books:
Go Dog Go-Two words…dog party!
Good Dog, Carl-I laugh every time I think of my
master (Carl) being a dog.
Martha Speaks-This is a great book
for a family who wonders what it would
be like if their dog started to speak.
I am thankful my family understands
everything I say.
Hazel’s not so favorite books:
I get in trouble for picking up crumpled up Kleenex.
My family doesn’t like it too much.
If they would stop reading these types of
books or watching the movies based on these
books, it would help me stay out of trouble.
What’s your favorite book about dogs or animals?
This post is apart of the 31 days…yet again series
about books. You can find the entire series here.