Friday, June 16, 2006

Of the same mind.

I got up a little earlier than usual and took Anu for a walk. It's cloudy and, although muggy, it's still cool--cool and cloudy is our kind of weather. Anu trotted along on her 26 foot pull-out leash in wide circles and when she'd get to the furthest point in front of me would run back with a huge grin on her face and smash lovingly into my legs--then do it all over again. We walked to campus and headed for, what I call, the "observation deck," which is really the cobble-stoned roof of the aquatics lab. When we got there Anu and I stood at the railing and looked out at the lake and the woods for a good long time before exchanging looks and deciding to move on. Have I mentioned that we sometimes share a brain? Yes, we do...and I love my wolfie. Funny how, out of all the people in the world, I get along with my dog best. We understand each other better than anyone. Days like today (or any other day) I can't even imagine how boring life would be without her.

9 comments:

deirdre said...

The unconditional love of a dog is the best. I know my cat loves me, but there are usually some strings attached that involve food, petting, my sitting just right so she can be comfortable. :) Sounds like you had a good walk. Nice way to start the day.

paris parfait said...

Oh, I miss having a dog! Lovely photo of your precious Wolfie.

erin said...

awww, anu. she must be so happy to have you back. i hope she's surviving all this humidity!

Mark said...

I had guests last night who were pleased with my dog and commented that the bond between us is obvious. That bond is real and all of us who have such a thing with a dog are the better for it.

Darius said...

Sounds great. I never had a dog as an adult, just as a kid, so never got to experience that adult-level companion dimension.

Endment said...

How you make me miss having a dog:) what a treasure to have such an empathetic friend!

Wenda said...

Aw, what a beauty! I love the photo.

Joy Eliz said...

I looked up fushia as a power color...I thought fitting for this picture of a red-rose:)
I think it falls under Violet which listed 'orchid'-a pink shade of red...
From 'Aura Advantage'
"A visionary who can imagine things that have previously never been described. Feel driven to follow your vision even if it seems bigger than you can handle. Natural researcher. Something of a loner much of the time. Intuitively understand foreign and ancient ideas. Love talking to people one-on-one about your vision. See connections and messages in everything around you. Be much more emotional and passionate than you show the outside world. Love to make a noticeable and postitive difference in the world."

Hmmm.... what do you think?

:)

Jessie said...

HOLY CRAP joy eliz!!! Of course it was kind of you not to list my negative traits....but what you wrote seems to fit pretty dang good!

Thanks for researching that. No really!!! That is very cool.
{hug!}