Photo Challenge: Heritage (with Doghair)

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The dog watches me sit at the edge of bed
pulling a frayed t-shirt over my head,
shoulders rounded with work not finished.
Pushing back, swinging my feet under covers
and easing down to the pillow. Wet whiskers
at bedtime; her gray nose nudges the quilt.

Yes, I say. She lumbers up and drops flush
to my side. That sweet weight of her head as
she rumbles a satisfied moan. It takes longer
for my shoulders to surrender the day but then,
between the prairie grass and the howlin’ moon,
my ribs go soft. Good girl.

….
Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
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(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)

Heritage

25 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Heritage (with Doghair)

  1. Candace Shira

    I could recreate the feeling as I read the words…thank you for that. The warm weight of my sweet dog against my thigh serves as a conduit for the stress to flow out of my body and into my mattress every night.

  2. Lynell Abbott

    My mistake. At first i thought we were getting out of bed, not getting in it. Now I see it makes sense, LOL!

  3. Frances

    Oh yes can totally relate to this I love our little bedtime ritual with Annie -a little ‘dig’ at the duvet, a few turns and then that contented sigh …ahhh the love of a dog…priceless!!

  4. Frances

    I can so totally relate to this. I love our bedtime ritual with Annie, a few ‘digs’ at the duvet, a few turns, a sigh and all’s well in the world-snuggles with dogs….priceless!

  5. Marlene Venture

    Same routine for me, but with my cat. Don’t fall asleep until she is snuggled in place at my left leg. Wouldn’t have it any other way.

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