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Joy: From the Ground Up

Love’s Heartbeat March 5, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 10:30 pm
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I’ve seen it a million times in the last couple of months. So I’m not sure how I didn’t notice it sooner. A single moment transported me through time today, and I’m so thankful it did.

In the blink of an eye I was back with my birth mom and brothers all of those years ago. I was just a little pup and we were settling into our new locale on a chilly winter’s night. I didn’t give it a second thought and simply did what I always would do in that situation. I scrunched my shivering little body as small as I could, cuddled into mom, and listened for her heartbeat. As chaotic and uncertain as our lives were at that point, her heartbeat brought me peace. Stability. Hope. Cuddles

I felt these things today in such an powerfully different yet ironically similar way. I was snuggling myself into the cuddle fest unfolding between mom and baby Carter when it happened. I stopped an assessed the situation, really taking in what was happening. And there he was, scrunching his little body as small as he could, cuddled up into mom, listening for her heartbeat. She is home to him, just as my birth mom was home to me once upon a time. Her heartbeat brings him peace. Stability. Hope. As it does the same for me.

I’ve seen it a million times in the last couple of months. I’ve also done it myself about that many times. Cuddling. From the ground up, it’s a pretty powerful thing. I know scientists are convinced we dogs just do it for the warmth. They couldn’t be more wrong. Now I know it more than ever before. In those cuddles we are each other’s heartbeat. In those cuddles we are home.


18 Responses to “Love’s Heartbeat”

  1. xxx lovely – thank you for sharing this simple truth with us xx

  2. huntmode Says:

    Too right, Wyles! Home, heartbeat, cuddles, food, love, and joy. It doesn’t get better than that.

  3. Lyn Says:

    It’s wonderful isn’t it 🙂 When Cally was just a tiny puppy, and was crying at night when we first got her, we’d give her a windup clock and a hot water bottle. The warmth and the sound of the clock did the trick and she would sleep like a baby.

  4. utesmile Says:

    Cuddles are the best. For you as apup and Carter as a baby it also means protection and warmth and love. Still at my age…. I love my cuddles they still mean love and warmth and for me it is calm and peaceful to sit together in a cuddle with someone – you don’t need words as your heart then speaks through it. Wished I could give you a big soft cuddle right now! Much love ♥

  5. I am just like you and Carter! I love to cuddle up to Mom’s heartbeat! Sometimes she tries to move an inch away. Apparently, she wants to breathe or some such thing. Not cool. I cuddle back into that inch immediately.

    Love and licks,

  6. Nikitaland Says:

    Cuddling with Mommy is always the best! We snuggle with Mommy and always feel so safe and secure with her when we do. Snuggling is priceless!

    I wanted to reach out to my fellow bloggers and ask for their assistance! I am participating in a fundraiser called Pledge For Pets and we are helping raise donations for the Animal Protective League. If you can help us and make a donation, here is the link: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/nikitaland/2014-doggy-dollars-kitty-kash We are not asking everyone to empty their wallets, but even a $5 donation can help make the difference in an animals life, and it helps them find their forever home! If you can help, we would appreciate it greatly! Hugs from our two rescued dogs!

    • Hi friends!
      We will definitely check out that cause – it sounds noble and worthy for sure! Thanks for letting me know!
      Lots of love,

      • Nikitaland Says:

        Hi Wiley! We participate every year in this worthy cause as we want to help as many animals as we can! Mommy even walks door to door in the neighborhood to collect donations too! She even visits various businesses too! Every dollar we collect truly helps, as it all adds up for the animals!

      • Wow. You and your family are an inspiration indeed. Keep up the good work!

      • Nikitaland Says:

        Aw, thank you Wiley! We truly believe that all of our hard work truly helps lots of animals who are in need, and we hope they all find their “Forever Home” like we did. If it was not for the APL, both Nikita and Bella would have never found happiness with us!

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

    Stability and hope are a powerful combination.

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