Thursday, November 15, 2012

Unconditional Love

It's a beautiful night tonight. 
 Hovering just above zero, the night is still and dark..and as the street lights try to cast ominous shadows as we walk down the deserted sidewalk
I am not afraid.  
And why would I be?  I have by my side, my constant companion, my side kick and my biggest fan.  Weighing in at just over 120lbs, my fuzzy soulmate comes with her own luxurious fur coat, white boots and a kick ass attitude. 
 It's a rare occasion these days that the two of us girls can enjoy a leisurely stroll and she sighs happily as we walk along the empty streets, both of our breaths visible in the frosty night air.

Not even a year ago, it was me and Sachi..Sachi and me.  
Somehow being totally attuned to my growing belly and increasing discomfort, this time last year we were waddling along on these very streets, Sachi walking slowly to accommodate my "condition", stopping every now and then to shoot me an impatient glance, sighing in resignation.

My fur baby is turning 6 in 4 days.

This past year has been the most challenging for Sachi. 
 In January we welcomed Leo, 11 days early he caught us all by surprise.  These past 10 months have been a challenge for all of us.  From waking up every hour for feedings to waiting patiently for me to figure out how to bend over to pick up her poop with a newborn strapped to me in a carrier..Sachi has been with me each and every day.  
She's watched as the attention that was once showered upon her got diverted, she's waited patiently while her water bowl sometimes went empty and her dinner late as I fluttered around the kitchen catering to a 18 lb tyrant screaming for his dinner.  
Her grooming schedule has gotten interrupted, her nails have gone for weeks without a proper trim..she waits patiently and silently until the wee monster has gone off to bed..then she brings me her most prized possession, her purple bear
for comfort.
As I settle wearily onto the couch for the first time in 12 hours, she nudges me gently and lays by my feet.  Licking my socks, she leans against my legs and tucks her nose under my feet, sighing happily.  

My biggest fan..and I often wonder what I've done to deserve such unconditional love. 

For all of us who have been fortunate enough to have been chosen by a dog to be their life companion. 

We are the lucky ones.  

For all they do for us, let us make sure that we're deserving of their loyalty and love.

Do you have a furry family member who's seen you through your best and worst?  
I'd love to hear about them..have you given them a hug today?

xo Blue Gnome


  1. Ok, see and I get a little emotional reading that. Beautiful champanion and you're absolutely right, we're the lucky ones who have been choosen to be their life time campanions. Have a wonderfully warm and sunny day :)

    1. ..and you have a gorgeous furry companion as well! :) it's was nice to read that the amber ring reminded you of your boxer's energy! xo