“When the Man waked up he said, ‘What is Wild Dog doing here?’ And the Woman said, ‘His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.’”
~ Rudyard Kipling; The Jungle Book
Finally we are home.
Harry Dog was overjoyed to see us when we arrived back at the farm, and has not let us out of his sight ever since.
When I took a walk in the garden yesterday afternoon, to check on how things have fared since we’ve been gone, Harry followed me everywhere.
He kept staring at me with this look in his eyes.
Don’t leave me again, Mum.
He has gone backwards and forwards between Ben and I since the moment we first walked through the door, nudging us with his nose and licking us madly. When he sits beside us he sits right on top of us, pressing his body against any part of us he can reach.
This morning Harry was right on my feet as I meditated, but now he’s at the door, looking back at me.
Come on, Mum. Come on, Dad. Cafe time!
I’m sure you understand. I can’t write more. It’s been weeks since Harry had a walk on the beach and breakfast at his favourite cafe. We can’t keep him waiting.
Cafe Dog must have his outing! I’m still on a limited diet, but that’s not important. Family time and our old routines, that’s what matters today.
And soon, we think, it will be time to find a new puppy brother or sister for Harry. Even though he was well taken care of I don’t ever want Harry to be alone and without family again.
See you tomorrow!
Biggest love and hugs from Nicole and her happy dog, Harry! <3 xoxo
14 thoughts on “He Can’t Take His Eyes Off Me!”
It’s hard to believe Harry Dog will be a big brother! Love and hugs to you all.
Every time you look at me
Brown eyes say, “I love you”
When you’re lying next to me
Your snuggle says it too
That soft brown skin’s inviting smell
I pull you to me tighter
I hope you know, somehow can tell
You make my days much brighter
So playfully, you steal a kiss
Like a child, I wipe my face
What have I done to feel such bliss
This gift of “amazing grace”
Each day you show me in some way
The meaning of true love
For you my friend, each night I pray
And thank The Lord above.
by Daniel Turner
By the look of things he will have a new brother soon ! The photos of the new possible pup look like a match made in heaven. xxx
Hurray for Harry!! I am SOo pleased for him 🙂
And in the end I couldn’t get there. Got half way up the road and didn’t trust my stomach to behave. Harry didn’t care. He’d had a ride in the car and then got to come home and play fetch in the back yard. Dogs make the bestest friends 🙂 xx
Poor Harry he’s missed you so much …new baby brother or sister pup sounds good ❤
Ahh, the healing power of home! 💜💜💜
How lovely! We are getting a puppy in July. Enjoy being back at your farm with Cafe Dog – the simple things are often the best!
Hi Nicole, Should you need somewhere to head for a brother or sister for Harry, Australian Working Dog Rescue would be worth investigating. You’re sounding better already – must be all that country air.
Ohhh his eyes !!!! So much love 🙂
so good to know that Harry will be getting a friend. There is nothing like the love of a dog. Much love Anna
Nicole, I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment before but your emails have been a welcome anchor for me over the past year. Yesterday you were in my orbit somehow and now reading this post i must say that I’m mighty pleased to know you have a Harry in your life❤
Aw, he missed you so much. There’s nothing like that special undying unconditional love of a dog. Enjoy getting back into normal routines. 💕
Oh the love of a dog, and our love of our dogs…they help keep the fires burning when we need the warmth most.