Tuesday, 4 June 2013

The Watcher


It's not a good photo but if you look very closely
You will see a pair of button black eyes watching every move I make.We all came back to the cottage at quarter to ten, just after the last hen tottered into her hen house, and as I watched some mindless tv, I could spy the old gal of our menagerie, the welsh terrier Meg
following every sigh, comment and every fart from her position on the couch
The older she gets the more needy our old lady becomes. In twenty minutes she will be curled up under my chin, happy at being a knat's crotchet away from my beating heart.
Now she will watch me with the tenacity of a furry limpet
Willing me to go to bed with her under my arm like a needy roll of lino
Her loyalty is all rather touching
Her anxious neediness breaks my heart

31 comments:

  1. Lovely lovely photo and post.
    My thehamish is like that always watching and until the last year if I moved a foot in any direction he would be up and already to move. I kind of miss having him so completely under my feet, licking an ankle as I walk but then I remember all the trips and falls. The best one sent me flying into a wall and chipped two teeth.

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Jill used to bark that it was time to go to bed at ten oçlock - she was ready. LOL!

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  3. isn't it wonderful to be so needed? teddy gets fussier by the day as she ages!

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  4. awwwwwwwww, such a loyal girl!

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  5. I love the look of that doggie.

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  6. Her loyalty is touching, I agree, and that is a cute breed of dog.

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  7. We're sent to bed when the youngest dog, Tot decides that enough is enough and attempts to pull us off our chairs...

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  8. It's lovely to have someone warm and fuzzy attached to you like that. We had an old cat who used to try to summon us to bed around 9:30....if we didn't come he went on ahead without us.

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  9. 18 months and I thought I was over Angus, the cairn. You got me; I'm not. When all the youthful exuberance fades and they know we are all they have, those round, brown eyes go anxious. That's the last thing we remember about them.

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  10. Relationships between human beings and their pet animals can be magical - an arrangement in which words can seem redundant and unnecessary - such is the depth of the communication.

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  11. We have a very cuddly time here...one cat one dog and current hubby ...at times that bed seems rather small but wouldn't change it ever...Meg is a lovely girl.

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  12. Oh mine too John. I know just how you feel. Our much loved pets are both gone this last year and it still brings a tear tto my eye to remember them. ( like now ! )

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  13. It can be both rewarding and hard work to be someone's everything!

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  14. I figured it was Meg watching you.
    *hugs* ♥

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  15. Our Bok watches me like that whilst Monty just snores. It's very touching; especially when the adoration is reciprocal.

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  16. The eyes follow everywhere, especially when the body is too tired to follow! They know us better than we know ourselves, but love us anyway.

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  17. She is beautiful :)

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  18. And you were right to think you would have been a good parent.........you love.

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  19. My Jack Russell, Rosy is a barking bundle of nervous energy as most Jack Russells are and super intelligent.

    She exasperates me at times but she loves us to bits as we love her, she hates to be separated from either of us and at the moment with all our comings and going meetings away from home, househunting and staying at Mums regularly she has picked on the signs of either one or both of us going away and she slinks around the house with her tail between her legs, ears down and doleful eyes letting us know exactly what is on her mind and how mean we are.

    I have tried every trick in my repotoire, packing the car the night before (when I think she's asleep), taking things out one by one as though sorting for a car boot sale and taking as little with me as possible so she thinks I'm just going shopping (she can cope with that), but still she knows always when a overnight departure is imminent. I think she must read our minds, it's the only explanation!!

    Your dog is absolutely gorgeous, 'needy roll of lino' indeed....lol !

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  20. meg sounds so like Ellie, she would never be happier than when we were all safely upstairs in bed and she had her pack settled around her.
    DH said, when I was in Thailand, she walked in and out of the bedrooms looking for me and he had to lift her onto the bed to snuggle up with him.

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  21. Bless her.
    Dillon is my shadow so the other day as he followed me along the path I kept stopping & looking around at him like in "Grandmothers footsteps" He lost. Next time we will play "What's the time Mr Wolf ?"

    Must admit though when I came home tired out yesterday & a very wet Dillon ( Joe had taken him to the streams ) tried to be my shadow I yelled at him to go to his bed !

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  22. I would love a dog but not ready to commit to it yet...
    I dog sat once and was surprised when it wanted a cuddle, melted my heart. I don't think I could get anything done if I had a dog bc I would just be playing with it all the time!

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  23. The downside of having dogs John. Their life span is not as long as ours and however much we love them we know that the day will come when we have to say goodbye. Every time it happens I am stricken but I would't be without the love and the faithfulness of my dear Tess - nor of Algy, Titchy and Oscar before her. Cuddles don't cost anything so double them if necessary.

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  24. She is a love isn't she. Hobie is my old companion.

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  25. She is lovely xx

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  26. Ah John ya brought tears to this old man’s eyes with fond memories of great dogs. I love the one's we have and miss the one's we had.

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  27. So sweet! There is no loyalty like it in the world. Cherish it.

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  28. Old dogs really know how to tug at the heartstrings!

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