When you live with dogs, there are often moments that catch you off guard, warm your heart, or bring a smile to your face. They are things you wish you could capture on camera, but the fleeting moment is gone before you know it. The other morning had one such occurrence.
I've mentioned before how much the boys love my breakfast smoothies. LOVE them! So the other morning, Wilson decided to sleep in. I think he's sleeping a bit deeper as he's aging, or maybe his hearing isn't quite as sharp. Whatever be the case, Jimmy and I were down in the kitchen. I went about gathering all the ingredients needed for the blender. Opening and closing the fridge and various drawers still didn't draw Wilson downstairs. Now my blender is a Vitamix, and this baby boasts a 2 horse power motor! While great at chopping anything you throw at it, it is also quite noisy. Because of this, and because John was still sound asleep upstairs, I carried the filled contraption outside into the (attached) garage to help dim the roar of the engine. (Yea, I'm considerate like that. LOL!) I run it for at least a full minute, probably more, to be sure everything is pulverized. I open the door from the garage to the kitchen, and there is Wilson, crammed against the door with a panicked look on his face. It was so easy to read his mind at that moment: "Holy Shit! Tell me I didn't sleep through the smoothie! No! I didn't miss it, did I???!!" I so wish I could have caught that look on camera. The widened eyes, the imploring look....and then the relief at seeing the full pitcher in my hands. I guess it will just have to be enjoyed from my memory banks.
I don't like to leave a post un-illustrated, and while I can never show you Wilson's expression, I can show you what "Want" looks like in a dog's eye.