Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Just Another Day July 6, 2013

Sleep. Eat. Play. Repeat. I realized it while I laid in the sun for who knows how long this afternoon. Some days in a dog’s life are utterly uneventful. There’s nothing spectacular happening around the house. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary in the backyard. No abnormal weather events or exciting visitors. No excursions out of the house. Just another day in a dog’s life.

Today I caught myself somewhat bitterly contemplating the possibilities, all of which seemed more exciting than the absolute nothing I was doing. I heard my forever parents discussing different ideas of things to do outside (some involving me, others not). Meanwhile my heart raced every time they thought they were sneaky spelling out w-a-l-k, as if I don’t know what that spells. (Sometimes it surprises me how little credit they give me in the smarts department.)

Feeling Sleepy On the Job

None of their well-intentioned plans came to pass. Instead, I half-watched half-slept through them doing various tasks around the house. Dusting, cleaning the bathrooms, cleaning the kitchen…didn’t they just do all this a few days ago?

Then it happened. Mom left dad and I alone to go to something called a concert with a friend of hers and the afternoon took a turn for adventure. Dad took me for a walk (which is even more exciting since that’s usually something I only do with mom), then we played catch outside, and some more in the house. Cuddle time came after that as we sat on the couch watching all the shows on the moving picture window mom doesn’t care for (mostly involving cars). It was a night to remember.

In the grand scheme of things, the night I had with dad was more of the same nothingness of the day. We didn’t do anything that spectacular (other than the walk which even I have to admit got pretty hot pretty fast), other than simply enjoying each other’s company. Some days are like that. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary happens. Instead it’s just par for the course. Just another day in a dog’s life. What a blessing that is! When I find myself feeling bitter about these moments of peace, I am going to remember today and embrace the possibilities that lie in what may be disguised as nothingness. Because as American singers Simon and Garfunkel put it, “I’ve got nothing to do today but smile.”



18 Responses to “Just Another Day”

  1. djmatticus Says:

    My kind of day. 😀

  2. finnhoward Says:

    Sometimes I wonder if Finn knows when we are doing something special and if she knows it is something special. Charley would much rather hang at home than go out I feel. Sometimes a good walk and cuddle is all you need!

    • I’m sure Finn always knows…I sure do! I can sense my peoples’ excitement as they rush around the house. 🙂 But a good cuddle is always welcome too. 🙂

  3. Sounds like a wonderful day Wiley! I love my Mama more than anything, but I wish I had a Papa to play with sometimes too. Wooooooowooooooo, Ku

  4. writetowag Says:

    A lovely day…I always enjoy seeing your face!!!! -Hugs

  5. Nikitaland Says:

    Yeah, isn’t it funny when our parents s-p-e-l-l around us? You’re right, we know what they are saying anyway. hee hee hee

  6. Maria Says:

    Sometimes, those are the days to relish: “There’s nothing spectacular happening around the house. Nothing out-of-the-ordinary in the backyard. “

  7. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    A day in the life of me.

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