Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

A Big Reveal July 26, 2013

I lick the excess water off my forever parents’ legs when they get out of the shower. I eat grass because I like how it tastes. I can’t resist fabrics that smell like my people. I don’t have many serious secrets. This may come as a surprise since my inability to talk renders me helpless in the gossip category, but (like most dogs) I also wear my heart on my proverbial sleeve.Happy!!!!

So please don’t be mad at me. Truth be told, I have a pretty big secret I’ve been keeping in spite of myself. I thought I’d wait until the perfect words came to me. Or the perfect time. Or for time to come to a screeching halt long enough for me to find the right words. Because this isn’t just any secret. It’s life-changing.

But alas the stars have not yet aligned in a way to empower the grand announcement I’d hoped for and I honestly can’t keep it in anymore. It’s like 17th century French dramatist Jean Racine suggested “there are no secrets that time does not reveal.” I’ve waited, and the time to reveal is now.

I’m going to be a big brother!

The dreams I’ve had of becoming a best friend to a little person of my own are going to become reality in a little more than five months. My mom and dad are having their first very own little person!

I honestly think I knew before mom did. (Dogs have a sixth sense about these things). There was an almost immediate change in her heart rate, her smells, and her general persona. Joy. In a word, that’s what this secret contains. So you can imagine it’s been hard for me to contain my excitement about this for so long. But I figured if mom could do it, so could I.

It’s nothing like my other so-called secrets. Who really cares about my obsession with fabrics that smell like my people, my occasional craving for grass, or how I help my people dry off after showers. This is big news. This is life. Joy. Family. I’m so excited to become a big brother, but even more so for my little person to feel the love in this forever home of mine. Mom is home to me, and I know she will be home to the little person. January 16, here we come!


55 Responses to “A Big Reveal”

  1. cynthiamc1 Says:


  2. Kuruk Says:

    Oh Wiley, how exciting! Tell your Mom we all say congratulations! We hope we will have our own little people to protect and take care tooooowoooooowoooooooooo! You will be a pawesome big brother pup! Ku

    • Many wishes that you soon have little people too! I hope you’re right about me being a pawsome big doggie brother! Lots of love to the entire Ku family! 🙂

  3. Nessy San Says:

    Congratulations, Wiley! And to your parents! 😀

  4. Congratulations Wiley’s mom! 🙂

  5. Well, JOY to the world!!

  6. Ruby Says:

    Yay! Congratulations Wiley & family!

  7. scrapydo Says:

    Wow, something to look forward to! Congrats to mom and dad! LOL 🙂

  8. angloswiss Says:


  9. Aw! how lovely Wiles! Congratulations to you and your mom and dad!
    *huge big hugs*

  10. utesmile Says:

    What great news, I am sure you will be a fantastic big brother watching out for the little one! Congratualtions to you and your mum and dad!

  11. 1annecasey Says:

    Yaaaay!!! Awesome news. How wonderful! Congratulations!!! : )))))

  12. Congratulations, Wiley! Being a big brother is important work. It will require imagination and patience. You are well-equipped with both. What a wonderful adventure for you and your family! Yay! xoxo

    Love and licks,

    • Dear Cupcake,
      I overheard something recently about the relationship between patience and wisdom…though I will admit patience is something I could work on. Imagination on the other hand? I have that in spades! 🙂
      Lots of love to you and mom,

  13. Angie Says:

    Congratulations!!!! You must be so excited!!!!!

  14. Concatulations, Wiley 🙂 Many pawkisses to all of you 🙂

  15. WHAT WONDERFUL WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to your Mom and Dad!! We are sooooooooooooooo happy for them!
    Barks and licks and love, Dakota and Mom

  16. Wiley Congrats to you and to your forever parents! That’s the best news yet! Joy Joy!!

  17. This is awesome news!! Congratulations to every family member!! Wiley, you will make a great big brother!!

  18. Maria Says:

    Wiley, the newcomer couldn’t have a better teacher or friend. Congrats!

  19. Lyn Says:

    Oh Wiley! I’m so happy for you 😀 Please tell your Mom and Dad, super congratulations. You are going to be the best big brother in the world. I remember many, many years ago when I had my first little person. We had a corgi at the time, and you only had to say to her, “Where’s the baby?” and she would race over to where the crib was and lie down underneath it “on guard”. LOL at times they even shared their food 😉

    • Dear Lyn,
      Your faith in my brothering abilities brings me some comfort. And your story about your corgi is inspiring. One thing I know for sure – if I love this little person as much as I love my forever people, I will definitely be “on guard.” Especially if there are treats involved. 😉
      Lots of love to you and the family!

  20. huntmode Says:

    Oh! Congratulations to the Wiley family! Psst, Wiley, your little brother, being born January 16, means he will be a Capricorn – these are wonderful people, and when they are small, they need to learn joy, spontaneity, laughter, chasing clouds, the call of the wind. They seem to come into this world as old people – very serious, very rule conscious and when they hit their 30s, time reverses on them and they finally begin to play – teach your little brother the joys of playing, Wiley! We know you’ve got the love part down!

    • Dear HuntMode,
      Your advice shall not only be heeded but held dear to my little doggie heart. I’d hate to think of a little person who doesn’t play! We simply can’t have that. This little person will know the wonder of imagination if I’ve got anything to say…er, I mean write…about it. 🙂
      Lots of love,

      • huntmode Says:

        Henry Miller was a Capricorn and according to Linda Goodman in “Sun Signs,” after one of his divorces left him with an empty house, he said to himself, “Henry… get a pair of roller skates and go roller skating through the rooms here. I had a marvelous time!”

      • Oh goodness! That sounds like great fun! Except maybe not for doggies….might be kind of tough to balance on four feet of roller skates. 😉

  21. Basil Says:

    Congratulations I am so so happy for you and your entire family!!

  22. huntmode Says:

    Oops, wrong book, “Love Signs” by Linda Goodman.

  23. I bet you’ll be the bestest older bro in the whole world. You certainly know what love is all about. Congrats to you and your bipeds. Very exciting. xoxo Paulette

  24. Congratulations Wiley! We know you will be the bestest BIG brother ever!!! Take good care of your people buddy!

    • Aw, thank you so much for saying so, friend! I’m a little nervous about being a good big brother, so right now I’m focusing a lot of my energy on taking care of my people so all is well I suppose. Lots of love to you!

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

    Wow. This feels like so long ago already! To think, dear baby Carter is almost 10 months old!

  26. “I lick the excess water off my forever parents’ legs when they get out of the shower. I eat grass because I like how it tastes. I can’t resist fabrics that smell like my people.”

    I feel like I am reading about Chase! He does the same things! People always say dogs eat grass because they are sick, but Chase made me realize some dogs eat it because it tastes good!

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