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.
Fritz is adorable!! happy birthday to him, a bit early!
What a wonderful little furball. I love the idea of his dreaming of grandpuppies :-).
Ah, such a sweetie with an adorable face and that cute little nose:) Have a good RT!
Your little Fritz is a real cute furball to cuddle ! How dangerous it could have been when he lost his collar !
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!
Oh Miranda, such a sweet pet is Fritz. I know you will make his wishes come true! Great Ruby Tuesday post! Thank you! :)
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.
He's cute and your post is heartfelt and wonderful!
that's so sweet of you luna. i too love dogs but i dont have one this time.
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:)
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.
Fritz is so cuddly and clean, immaculately white! (you never posted dirty pics nya?)
Nice you have such a cute and kind dog...
Thank you, Sidney.
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
amen to that, Raven. thank you!
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
hope you'd get one soon, dong!
thank you, Carletta.
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!
thank you, too, Mary, for hosting this wonderful meme.:)
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.
it was really scary, Gattina. Good thing he knows his way home. thanks for visiting.
thank you, Pia K!
Thank you, Robin!
Fritz wags his tail!:D thank you for the early birthday greeting.
Fritz is a beautiful boy. My cat Siren also has a birthday on Christmas Day
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".
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