The Thrill of Anticipation

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“The excitement of dreams coming true is beyond the description of words.”
~ Lailah Gifty Akita


I may have done something stupid last night.

I may have asked my husband Ben, just as we were going to bed, ‘Are we going for a walk on the beach in the morning?’

I may have said that right in front of Harry Dog.

Yep… Stupid.

Usually I spell it out. That kind of a provocation.

B  E  A  C  H

You know, cos dogs can understand every word but they never went to school so they can’t spell yet.

So, most of the night Harry was checking to see if we were awake yet.

This morning he cut my meditation short by licking my face furiously until I finally gave in, cuddled him and stood up.

Yes! He raced to the door. This was it! We were going!

It was, of course, still dark. I needed to blog. Not everyone else was awake yet.

Harry collapsed onto a chair in depression. He was so positive that I had said the B E A C H word.

Finally, when I opened the back door he raced outside and refused to come back in. Because this morning is a fine beach-walking morning. And we must go. After which, cafe!

It’s a dog’s life here!

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Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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15 thoughts on “The Thrill of Anticipation

  1. We recently lost our long time companion, Jewel, to oral cancer. She was an Australian shepherd mix and smart as a whip. She definitely knew the words, “leash,” “walk,” and “out.” We started spelling “o-u-t” when speaking about taking her, but she figured that out too. We switched to spelling it backwards, “t-u-o”, so as not to get her hopes up.
    Stick to your guns, Harry Dog. A walk on the beach is divine. But I’m glad your human mom got to blog. I enjoy reading what she has to say. She knows lots of stuff worth sharing. ❤️

  2. I would love to be a dog with a life like that. A walk on the beach and breakfast at a cafe. 🙂 Sounds like a great day for you all. My dog could spell a few words too. They are just so much smarter than most give them credit for.

  3. Spelling is for wimps isn’t it Harry …bless his heart . Mine woke me at 4.00 am this morning …I trusted he knew the time because I have no access to time. I often don’t sleep and was advised not to have a clock anywhere in sight at bedtime . I trusted my fury friend , only to realise I didn’t have to jump out of bed at that moment just to hear the owl hooting…Oscar I will not be listening to you again 😊
    Hope you enjoyed your beach walk shall be having mine later …sorry we shall be having ours later…just a few miss words …tee hee

    1. I so understand the not sleeping. Am having a bout of that myself just now. We were up at 4am too, but it’s summer in Australia and almost dawn at 4am, so it’s not so bad. Naughty Oscar! Although in Oscar’s defense I’d be excited to be hearing an owl hoot too. xoxo

  4. We have to spell it out too, or call it “the place with sand”…. & once the “lets go!” gets said, Winston does cartwheels next to the front door ❤️🐶

  5. ooh I want to come too – the thought of an early morning beach walk is delish – particularly after all the rain last night. Enjoy your nap this arvo to catch up xxx

  6. Thanks Harry for waiting whilst mummy does a quick blog for us!! Hope you had a gorgeous morning at the beach and cafe. I am getting ready for action at Wet N Wild with my boys, waiting patiently to go.

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