Her eyes dart back and forth, touching everything she sees with her undivided attention. She is 100% committed to the world “My purpose is to see you” she says with a tilt of her head.
Every inch of her being is curious, nosey, and right there in other peoples business. Right there in the business of living. “What’s that? I’ve never in my life seen such a thing! How remarkable! What’s it doing? Where will it go? Why?”
Her breath fogging the window, her nose leaving smears I don’t bother to wipe. For there will be more. Smearing, fogging. Looking, seeing. Seeing each thing a million times over with all the wonder of first discoveries.
She turns her head to me, telling me she is surely the first to witness such amazingness. Out there, through the window, “did you see that? This is just incredible!” My curiously slowly wakes from the warm bed of familiarity.
So I go and sit right next to her and ask her what she is looking at? What is just so captivating that you do not move for hours in fear of missing a moment?
“See? Right there” she says excitedly, “It’s a squirrel, and look over there I see a bird, oh, and up there…. a leaf! It’s a leaf, MOVING A LITTLE BIT!” She looks from me to the leaf, then back to me, back to the leaf, begging me to see what she sees. “Do you see it?”
Yes, yes I do see it I convince her. Wow, how about that? Yes, it IS amazing. I scratch her chin, pat her head and thank her for showing me the squirrel, bird and leaf. For showing me a whole new world, even though it’s the same one that is there day after day right out my window. And after a moment of gratitude, I figure that a dog’s life, is truly a wonder-filled thing.