MINDING MY Zs and Qs…

BUONA FORTUNA...
BUONA FORTUNA…
“…The sound of silence. Background noises no longer there… painful spaces of time… Other sounds eventually fill the empty space…”
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Other sounds do eventually fill the empty spaces that once filled a home that played the daily tune of “BEWARE OF THE DOG”… whether a big bark threat or not. He spoke openly about moving on after the loss of his cherished dog, Opus.  They were emotionally difficult words to read (The Empty Nest), having been there myself. Necessary words, however, if one is as Barney remarked, to embrace the present by saying  “Life does and will go on.”
What happens, though, when the sound of silence becomes deafening? I’ve come to realize that possibly, just possibly, there is no sound better than dog-tag music… especially if your ears and heart yearn to fill the empty void two years in the making. It was just as Barney said, life really does go on. It just takes time and perhaps a wee bit of good fortune.
Was it a chance occurrence that I happened on to a canine rescue website; that happened to show a bonded pair who were no longer available; that prompted the question “What exactly are you looking for…?” It was asked. I answered. And then I heard, “We have just what you want!”
Z
Z
Q
Q
 No longer a simple song that has broken the deafening silence of a mended heart, but dog-tag music…a symphony of sound once more.
I’ll be in touch…
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25 thoughts on “MINDING MY Zs and Qs…

  1. I never, ever thought about this…but you just made me think of what I heard every day growing up that always put a smile on my face: “there is no sound better than dog-tag music”
    Agree…and congratulations!

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  2. It’s taken me a while to get around to reading this, but I’m happy for you–and reading this made me just plain old happy for myself as well.

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  3. You’re a dog mommy again! Where are you registered for doggie gifts? 🙂

    Although the adoption was probably gift enough for the pup! Congratulations. I, too, love to hear the jingle of my dogs “jewelry” when she comes down the hall to check on us. Lots of love and happiness with your expanded family.

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  4. Thank you for opening your home and your heart to a dog in need of both. Just so happens I posted a Mary Oliver poem yesterday, which I think you’ll like.

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  5. There’s nothing like the unconditional love of the four leg kind,I have one now she is a bean of a thing just rite to sit in my lap and to be padded till she falls asleep

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  6. Awesome!!! Congratulations to Z and Q for having the luck to come into your life, and for taking the opportunity to begin becoming and part of your life. We’ve filled the loss of the dog tag music with a grandfather clock that happily chimes on the quarter hour. And when I need a real fix, I’ve hung his collar in my shop and can give it a few flicks of my hand to bring the music back.

    Thanks for sharing your good fortune

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  7. Oh do I hear you on the sounds of silence. Thankfully Zeke makes sure it’s not *always* too quiet!

    I am SO HAPPY for you! Q is ridiculously cute and Z – just look at that face! They will have fun with Zeke, I am sure…

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  8. Ah yes … losing a pet is a crushing feeling … I hated taking ours to the vet for the last time. Then again, look at Big Sweetie’s adorable face! Looks like a faithful companion to me!!! Cheers to the happy new owner ready to play dog-tag music.

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