Wednesday, April 16, 2008

welcome home

High point of the day, yesterday -- I drove home after dark, pulled into my driveway about 10 p.m., and just as I was simultaneously turning off the engine (and headlights) and opening my door, there was a swift dark shadow across the headlights and then ...

KA POW!!!

My lap was full of overjoyed Black Labrador, and my face likewise much kissed: "Oh! you're home! I'm so glad! I was worried! Why were you so late! What kept you! Never mind, now you're home! MWA MWA MWA MWA MWA SLURP!"

The Black Lab, who belongs to my neighbour across the street, is unfailingly glad to see me...but never barks...just LAUNCHES himself at me, often when I'm looking the other way, and if I didn't hear the drumming of his Giant Hooves on the ground I'm sure he'd take me off my feet...

It's nice to evoke such unequivocal joy in somebody!

4 comments:

The Lovely Wife said...

what more could you ask for...unconditional love and you don't have to feed him, house him, or clean up after him? Sounds like the way to go.

Crimson Rambler said...

there is that, indeed!!!

SpookyRach said...

Sounds like a cool dog! Is he this happy to see all the neighbors or do you and he have a special thing goin' on?

Jim said...

I get similar results from a petite, blonde, three-legged American Cocker Spaniel. Of course, her impact (physical) is proportionately less, but the happy-puppy grunting noises help make up the difference.