If you aren’t friends with me on Facebook or following my Facebook page (which also posts to Twitter because I’m lazy) then you won’t have heard our news. And shame on you! (ha, ha).
I even posted to Instagram, which is kinda rare for me – because slack photographer (me) and soooo cute (him)!! I should probably pin him too.
Ruffus that is. We welcomed him Saturday – much anticipated, even if I’d sort of slightly, well just a little bit, not really that much at all, dreaded getting a dog again. Well the hair!
Gorgeous chocolate Labrador pups have a lot less hair than German Shepherds (RIP Samson). We still love you (it’s been almost 6 years).
WOW – what a puppy can do for your life in 48 hours.
Enough words – here are the puppy porn pics. Don’t drool too much.
So bloggers – the perennial question – does blogging make life feel more or less real?
So blog readers – does reading blogs make real life make more sense?
Does writing amplify life or distract you from it? Does sitting down to compose a post help you clarify your decisions? Does it help you see life anew or does it distract from the business of living? The busyness of new puppy looking-after and do-do picking up?
Does writing/reading help you see life through a puppy’s eyes? (soft, innocent, adventurous, magical).
Can words ever be as powerful as puppy love?
Should you be patting your puppy (that doesn’t sound so good) instead of crafting your words or reading those of others? Does the world suddenly make so much more sense in the midst of a canine cuddle, so that no amount of word-smithing will ever find such meaning again?
Words will never pad across a page quite like puppy paws slip sliding across a floor. Words will never have the depth of looking deep into a puppy’s eyes (Ruffus’ eyes are slowly changing from blue to green to hazel and eventually they will turn chocolate, just like his coat). A perfect literary metaphor for life.
In the meantime, all there is to do is to enjoy (oh and pick up the doggie do-dos).
New Year resolutions (I don’t make them). Plans (other than of the new puppy variety) and goals can wait just a while. They call it puppy love. And it is the perfect distraction.
Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT.