Monday, November 23, 2020

Morning Mayhem With Faith

As I'm getting dressed in the mornings, Faith comes in the room and looks around. If she doesn't see the wonderful objects she's after, she may sit down and look disappointed, or she may just leave.

If she spots them, just sitting there on the floor, I get a tentative look and a hopeful smile.

When I pick them up and start to put them on, sheer madness ensues.

Faith runs in crazy circles, the way happy dogs do. Round and round in the small space between the bed and the cabinet.

She jumps up in my lap, paws dig into my jeans. I tell her it hurts and to get down and sit quietly.

She sits quietly for a minute and looks like she's thinking about it.

Then decides this is a good idea, because the faster I can put the boots on, the faster we'll go for our walk.

Faith is not like Samson, she's not by nature a patient dog. But she for sure knows how to be extra good if there's a reward for it.

And she just reminded me that she's dog number 12. And when was I going to write about her here? 

I had planned to write about her in November, but then completely forgot about it because I had a break. So I tell her not to worry, the month isn't over yet. 

And then I can write about my kitties in December. Six very much loved cats have shared their lives with me and their stories should be told as well. I ask Faith, "maybe one cat a month for six months, what do you think?"

For this, I get a look of disbelief that says: "I don't know what a cat is, not really, never met one, but to write about one every month when I've had to wait for 12 months to have my story told? Don't think so."


  1. What a wonderful way to wake up and start your day. Faith defines happiness.

  2. Life is so beautiful be sure to give her a kiss and a hug from me! And staring into her beautiful eyes makes me miss my big black dog who had the same as she has. I'm so glad that she gets to go walking for you with you and she gets extra exercise running in circles waiting for you to get your shoes on. Can't wait to hear her story and I hope you have pictures of the kitties

  3. Faith sure wants you to get up and get going. She wants to go out to pee, and then she wants food but I think she just so happy that she belongs to you and that you are there for her.
    Stay safe and well.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. That Faith sure is cute and it's always amazing to me how a dog has such strong intuition!

  5. My dog checks out what I'm wearing every morning. that way he knows if I'm going to work or staying home.

  6. They know a heap more than we realise, when I would go to our bedroom in winter to turn on my electric blanket, Moxy would get off the chair and follow me. He had a special spot, and the warmth came through the sheets. Then later on if I sat there and tried to do a crossword, he would get on my lap, stare right into my face so seriously, as if to say " Are you really going to do this instead of snuggling down where it is so warm?" Faith knows so well her favourite routine when your outdoor shoes go on.

  7. They really can read our actions can't they? She knows those shoes mean outside for her and loads of fun.
    Looking forward to your cat stories.

  8. Such a cute post. I'm looking forward to reading all about Faith and then those six cats - that should be fun!
    I imagine she totally enjoyed her walk with you.

  9. So cute that she does a Boot Dance!! I'm looking forward to all your cat stories (we are cat people) and the Faith story!

  10. Awwww....Faith, bless her heart! She looks like a sweet pea.

  11. Hope the two of you enjoyed the walk!! : )

  12. Such different personalities in your dogs. And they're so happy with you.

  13. What a wonderful way to wake up and start your of luck.thank for the share

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  14. LOLOL!!!! I don't think so either Mom!

  15. Hi Inger ... 'pain in the butt' - but just lovely ... wonderful to see her red tongue whipping around ... delightful. I do hope you can have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving - the temperatures look more conducive for your world ... take care and all the best - Hilary

  16. Hi there, thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment. Glad your pets bring you joy, I have two dogs and love them to death.


Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger


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