Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: Fritz


Hours before sunrise, I woke up to an unknown sound---a burp, a yawn, or a heave. As I peered through half-closed eyes, I could hear the gentle buzz of the radio…then I hear Fritz, sprawled at the foot of my bed, make a satisfied sigh and was silent again. Or maybe I mistook the sound. Maybe what I heard were Fritz’ rapid eye movements, murmurs from his own deep secret dreams. And not only dreams---aspirations. Dreams of seeing the ocean. Of meeting his soul mate. Puppies. Grand-puppies. Great-grand-puppies.


Fritz turns 17 months on Christmas day. A bundle of fur and gentle eyes, wet kisses and wagging tail, and a limp that looks like a swagger. Early this year, I thought he wouldn’t see the light of day after being sick for weeks. And two Sundays ago, he broke free from his collar as we were about to cross a busy street. My heart dropped to my feet, my blood went cold and my initial reaction was to run after him. But I realized it might scare him, and he would panic and run towards the on coming traffic. So I called his name calmly while he ran home...he was lounging at his favorite spot on the foot of the stairs when I walked through the door. I hugged him tight.

And there he was, sighing in his sleep, no worries, not afraid of death. Not even of adulthood.

I scratched his head---he looked up to me, hugged his red pillow, stretched and I felt downright hopeful. This morning, as I watched the light creep into my room, I saw sunbursts of joy and sorrow.

It's humming in my universe, and so is Fritz. Someday, he will see the ocean and his puppies. I'll make it happen.

Posted for Ruby Tuesday.

28 comments:

Mar said...

Fritz is adorable!! happy birthday to him, a bit early!

Robin said...

What a wonderful little furball. I love the idea of his dreaming of grandpuppies :-).

Pia K said...

Ah, such a sweetie with an adorable face and that cute little nose:) Have a good RT!

Gattina said...

Your little Fritz is a real cute furball to cuddle ! How dangerous it could have been when he lost his collar !

bernadette said...

I also hug our dogs once in a while because i treasure those very moments they're with us. Too many dogs na kasi that died but this is because there was and is no capable vet around here. Good thing I learned some tricks to keep them healthy! As I can see from your relationship with Fritz, you know how it really feels to have a dog as a loving companion! Mabuhay si Fritz :-D!

maryt/theteach said...

Oh Miranda, such a sweet pet is Fritz. I know you will make his wishes come true! Great Ruby Tuesday post! Thank you! :)

crazy working mom said...

Wow, quick thinking on your part to keep Fritz from running into the road by shouting at him. I'm glad he's okay. He's adorable and looks like he enjoys that red pillow! :)

My first Ruby Tuesday.

Carletta said...

He's cute and your post is heartfelt and wonderful!

the donG said...

that's so sweet of you luna. i too love dogs but i dont have one this time.

spiCes said...

that is a nice one! the pic and your words of affection for fritz :) dawty wants one for Christmas! but i don't think the dad will oblige:( not yet anyways:)

Raven said...

Aw.... What a sweet puppy and a lovely. I'm glad he's doing well. May all his dreams be sweet and may he live to a ripe old age.

Mirage2g said...

Fritz is so cuddly and clean, immaculately white! (you never posted dirty pics nya?)

Sidney said...

Nice you have such a cute and kind dog...

luna miranda said...

Thank you, Sidney.

luna miranda said...

LOL dirty pictures, Gizelle? :D di naman nagiging madungis si Fritz...only his feet get dirty. pero pag nangangamoy daing na sya, kailangan nya ng maligo.:D

luna miranda said...

amen to that, Raven. thank you!

luna miranda said...

thank you, ces! he brings out my maternal instincts (haha). kids and dogs go together like cookies and milk. i hope your daughter gets her wish.:D

luna miranda said...

hope you'd get one soon, dong!

luna miranda said...

thank you, Carletta.

luna miranda said...

hi, crazy working mom! he's also very possessive of that pillow. he growls at anybody who attempts to snatch it from him. welcome to Ruby Tuesday and thanks for droppin' by!

luna miranda said...

thank you, too, Mary, for hosting this wonderful meme.:)

luna miranda said...

hi, Bernadette! i love hugging Fritz kasi kaladkarin yan e, hihiga kaagad to have his tummy scratched (hahaha). it's devastating to lose a beloved dog kaya sana laging healthy at safe ang 2 doggies mo.

luna miranda said...

it was really scary, Gattina. Good thing he knows his way home. thanks for visiting.

luna miranda said...

thank you, Pia K!

luna miranda said...

Thank you, Robin!

luna miranda said...

Fritz wags his tail!:D thank you for the early birthday greeting.

Dianne said...

Fritz is a beautiful boy. My cat Siren also has a birthday on Christmas Day

Reba said...

Whoof!! Thanks fur visiting my dog blog and leaving a comment fur me. Bark! I like yur Fritz, even if he is just little. Arf, arf, arf. He is cute. Give him lots of luv and all will be well. Tell him Reba says "whoof".