Doggie daydreams at 5

What's going on in there, Ellie B?

What’s going on in there, Ellie B?

Caught in a pensive mood, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle is gazing upon the side yard in our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.

So I wonder about our beloved rescue mutt as she approaches her fifth year with us … what is she thinking about as she looks out on the world my dear wife Karen and I brought her to when we spotted her at the Paws for a Cause event at Driver’s Village in spring of 2011?

It’s warm inside as the snow lies out there, Ellie B, from the attention you bestow upon us — between your Barkie Demands for breakfast and dinner and release to the backyard, of course. When you saunter up aside my recliner chair, it sounds quite like conversation to me.

This you can tell by instinct, I hope. I always talk back, no matter the language barrier. I’ve told you how I can’t believe somebody dropped the puppy you off on the steps of the Rome Humane Society back then, but I don’t want to belabor the point. I hear you yipping in your nightmares sometimes, and wonder if it’s about those days before we met.

Again, just so you always know. It’s all good on my side.

I hope it is on yours, too.

Do you talk with your pets? Do you imagine you know what they’re saying to you? Do you pets look out the window, and if so, what’s their favorite view?

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31 thoughts on “Doggie daydreams at 5

  1. Such a sweet photo Mark. I always talked our dogs- all day whenever I was home and they were around- I think they understood every word 🙂 Our Sammy always sat in the window watching the world go by on the street- I have one photo of him that I love as he watched from an upstairs window.

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    • I talk to Ellie B all the time, Lisa, and she talks to me the best she can when she has a pressing need, of course. We understand each other most of the time, too. 🙂 I’m glad you have your Sammy photo to make you happy, still, my friend.

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  2. So cute! Yes I talk to my dog/puppy all the time 🙂 he loves to sit is the window seat looking out, watching the world… but I havent heard him bark yet — hopefully that will be coming soon 🙂

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  3. Ellie B. ❤ Whatta great dog! I'm so glad you have one another 🙂
    I wonder a lot about Sadie's first year or so, what it was really like, what the real story is. I know when we got her, she was injured as a puppy, and had recently been in fights with a Rottie, had lots of puncture wounds and scrapes…She's sometimes skittish about getting into her lead…Who knows?
    All I can say is that she has a great life now, and ours are certainly made better by her as well.
    Usually when she's telling me stuff it's communicating the desire for food or affection 🙂
    She misses warm weather, when her front door would be open and she could watch the nature. Sometimes, when she's really driven to see what's out there, she'll leap into a chair and nuzzle the curtains open. It's precious. We don't really let her get on the furniture without being offered, but at times, I suppose she just cannot help herself, and it's so cute, we don't scold her, lol!

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    • I’m glad you and the Mister brought Sadie to the comfort of you and the kids, Joey. I’m sure the memories of the scrape with the Rottie are getting further away for her. That’s cute, the image of her nuzzling open the curtains for that big view.

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  4. SO you see Terp I have a cat (since 9 weeks old) gray and white with a pink nose, now approaching age 5 and as playful and sweet as ever. He of course is MY Cat and hides in the master bedroom closet when not at the one large window in the room. Love the Salamanders on the outside screen they appear to drive him nuts as he can not get them LOL…This cat thrives for attention from me and well…of course I talk to him all the time-he believes he is my only child!!! LOL Have a great weekend my friend. Gatorette

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  5. There was a golden moment in Ellie’s life when she was saved by you, Mark. How lovely and emotional this post is — I talk to our dog and bird as if they were human beings and they understand, and both speak back — the bird in English, the dog in his best attempts to simulate our voices. She is looking out and feeling like one of the luckiest dogs in the world, which she is!

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  6. She seems so warm and sweet. Ours are sprawled out in the sunlight today. The older one (12 this year) whines more and is suddenly very needy. I wish she could tell me if she’s getting to the end of her years…

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  7. Oh, Mark, this one touches my heart. I talk to my sweet rescue too:). And she still has what I think of as nightmares when she sleeps where she gets distressed–but so much less than she used to. She no longer sleeps with eyes half open. She snuggles. Your Ellie B is beautiful! And I can tell, even from the angle of the photo, she has sweet eyes. Love this. Love that you opened your hearts to her.

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  8. deep thoughts from e gazing out the window. yes, i’ve had conversations with my pets over the years, and just wish i was better at translating. how lucky you all are that you found each other )

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