Wednesday, February 4, 2009

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace. ~Milan Kundera

My faithful friend has been sick and is today at the vet hooked up to an iv for hydration. Poor fella. We're hoping all is righted soon, and suspect a soup bone is to blame for his condition, but he may also be suffering from his teenage hormonal drive. You see, hubby and I set Chief up on a play date with two lovelies, both female (ages 8 and 2) on Saturday afternoon. Being new dog owners, we didn't realize that we were exposing the boy to a female who was not fully out of her heat cycle. So for three hours our teenage horn-dog did his level best to get lucky with Zoey, a beautiful Weimaraner. Because we didn't know this was like abusive torture to the guy, we never allowed the deed to be consummated. Lord knows he was a tenacious bugger. Following that day, Chief seemed depressed with little interest in food or play. He played a little ball, but he just wasn't his high-energy, fun-loving self. Then he got sick because of the soup bone, at least that's what we're guessing. J took him back to the vet this morning where puppy is going to stay until this evening. I hope the vet can get him to eat. What a Casanova! We got some excellent pictures though. I'll have to get those posted soon. Now that I know what was going on during that Saturday afternoon romp, it might be little like posting doggy porn. Nahhh, not really. But I find it disturbing none-the-less because as his mom, I don't like to imagine my puppy growing old enough for that sort of activity.
I predict it will be a quiet weekend at home with my guys since the pup is going to be recovering. A little quiet time is always welcome. Just as my title's quote says, sometimes "doing nothing is not boring - it('s) peace." In this busy, impatient world, I prefer some time to decompress, to listen to nothing, to be still. After being at school all day with all of the energy and bustle around me, with so much noise crashing on my ears and bothering my brain, I need stillness. This will be the first afternoon since we adopted Chief that I'm going to have that again. And I just don't know if I'm going to like that at all. I miss my pup.