Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Come Away With Me October 5, 2013

I’m no Mozart or Picasso, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a thing of beauty.

I see art when I step out the back door into one of my favorite places. Some would call it a backyard. I call it paradise. There are squirrels to chase, trees to lounge under, and (perhaps best of all) it’s all mine.

And it doesn’t matter where I am in the house – it is music to my ears when my treat jar gets opened. That, or a treat bag, or the bag with my rawhides in it. Or the door where my people keep my leash. Forget Canon in D. I’ll take the sound that signifies impending adventure over that piano music any day.Come Away With Me

Until today. Today music and art combined into it’s own fabulous kind of symphony I will forever hold dear to my little doggie heart.

It began as it usually does. “Wiley up,” mom said before she picked me up for a dance around the kitchen. It was the first time we’ve done this since she’s been pregnant and I didn’t realize I kind of missed it. Her and I dancing like ninnies to Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me.” I know we looked absolutely ridiculous and I didn’t care.

So you can imagine my surprise at what happened next. Dad caught us. And he didn’t hesitate. Instead he came away with us. And I’m sure we looked even more silly-the three of us clumsily clamoring around in the small space. But none of it mattered because in that moment we were away together in a happy place. I didn’t think things could get any better (especially within only 3 minutes and 18 seconds of the song), but they did.

Beauty. It’s all around us in various forms. I see it in all kinds of places. I hear it in all sorts of ways. And today it took me away. Just as Norah sang the words “come away with me and I’ll never stop loving you,” mom interjected to point out the baby could hear the music. “And baby is dancing right now too,” she said.

So there we were – the four of us. My forever family. As art and music collided in its harmonious symphony, I mentally confirmed what I already knew to be truth. I would come away with them anywhere.


38 Responses to “Come Away With Me”

  1. Kuruk Says:

    Wiley you look so cuuuuwooowooote dancing with your mom! Woooowooooooooo!

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  3. I’m here to tell you these are the good times. Treasure them. πŸ™‚

  4. Sandy Says:

    What a lovely post – the baby will be born into a house of love. Thanks for sharing the moment with us Wiley.

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  6. askfisher Says:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful memory!

  7. Dancing is so much fun! Maybe you can wear one of my tutus sometime…..

    Love and licks,

    • Oh dear! Now that would be a sight to be seen! If the little person is a girl something tells me that is definitely a possibility. I’m preparing myself for being treated like a dolly, unless it’s a boy. Then we’ll just be best buds – no dress-up required. πŸ˜‰
      Lots of love,

  8. utesmile Says:

    You have the best family ever, so much fun and so loving. You are the best doggy they can have too. You 4 are a great team. Keep the love going it is beautiful. Love you all!

    • I think you’re on to something with this, dear one. We make a great team! And I can’t wait to meet our new little teammate! πŸ™‚
      Lots of love right back at you!

  9. I think to be a symphony is great, what a wonderful comparison!

  10. That makes for a very lovely scene, Wiley. We listen to that song too. But the Mom Person is more inclined to dance with Bob Schneider. And when that baby arrives it will be all about the Wiggles. You will have soooo much fun!

    • In my opinion, the music doesn’t matter, as long as there is dancing. πŸ™‚ I know I will regret saying this, but I can’t wait for the Wiggles.
      Lots of love,

  11. Nikitaland Says:

    Oh Wiley, that is the most sweetest thing that your Mommy did with you. I am going “Aw” over here and I have a big smile on my face! Tell Mommy thanks for making YOU happy today!

    • Dear friend,
      I share the same sentiment about the moment we shared. It was truly special – one of those you don’t forget. I shared your kind words with my mom too. πŸ™‚
      Lots of love to all in Nikitaland!

  12. Basil Says:

    What a lovely image!!

  13. This blog is so cute. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy from inside(:

  14. huntmode Says:

    Wondeful, Wyles! You know, I think your Dad is blossoming with this advent of the new baby. He may have many moments like this, but I’ve had the impression he stands back a bit and yet, here he is, seizing the moment! Still reading from the top down, in the future he’s going to make all our hearts stand still and then, we are all going to stand up and cheer. Please pass on that the HuntMode family salutes him. And, you did it! You got a sneaky picture of your Mom and you! Ooorraahh!

    • I think you’re right about that dear Huntmode. Moments like this testify to your thoughts. I did share your words with dad and he was touched. Thank you!! Also, it’s funny you say that about my mom…we got some encouragement to include her in some photos. This is a start. πŸ˜‰
      Lots of love,

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    Two of my favorite people words together: “Wiley, up.”

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