Friday, November 20, 2009

Wild and Crazy

Since Hawk's passing, there have been some changes here at home.  I think the dynamic of the pack always changes when one member leaves, it's just the way things are.  Nothing in life stays stagnant and life here hasn't either. 

One thing that has changed is that we've taken Hawk's crate down and moved it to the basement.  Hawk preferred to be in his crate while we were gone and the fact that he had a tendency towards hiking his leg on things he should not, just because he could, made us go along with it.  There were even a few occasions when my husband forgot to close the crate and would return home to find Hawk sleeping peacefully in there, content that all was right in his world.  I don't know why he preferred to be in there -- maybe it was just living with three girls.  Anyhow, he felt better, our furniture and carpet were safer and so everybody was happier.  I sort of suspect he liked it just because the girls couldn't have it.  In any event, we took it down last weekend and our living room seems quite a bit larger without it.

My husband has been laughing every morning about the fact that Bunny and Blueberry have a new racetrack over on that side of the room now.  Without the crate in the way, they can run laps around the two chairs that sit on that side of the room.  Their races always seem to happen when I am in the shower or have already left for work in the morning.  Truth be told, I was starting to be a little skeptical about the whole thing and wondering if maybe my husband was imagining things. 

Tonight, however, I saw proof for myself that they really do have quite a little circuit worked out.  Bunny and Blueberry ran around and around, turning this way and that then cornering and spinning.  All was going at a pretty funny pace and then Lilac got up.  Historically, in our house, Lilac's job has been to be the fun police.  I was quite surprised this evening to see her get up and actually start playing with the girls.  She hasn't done that in years, although she does play with toys on her own.  Tonight, she was in there, barking and jumping around with the other two like she was a pup! 

I admit, I was glad to see it.  We've always joked that she was a spry old lady and that she'll outlive us all.  It's good to see her still feeling her oats, even if it does make my heart stop a little when I see her jumping around with the younger two.  Maybe that's a part of her plan!

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  1. Very nice entry gal. Life does go on after a loss and it`s good to hear things are moving along well with your pack of hounds. =)

  2. How sweet! It must have been sad removing the crate. But, I'm glad the space is being well used!! LOL
    Have a great weekend!

  3. An interesting occurrence - and maybe nature's way of distracting you from focusing on that empty space where the crate once stood. I am so happy you had other dogs in the house when Hawk passed...

  4. Glad to see the girls are doing so well. I agree it must have been difficult to take Hawk's crate down. It's good the girls can make you smile :)

    Emma Rose

  5. Awww, bless her little heart! It's wonderful to see the oldies enjoying themselves, isn't it? Just a few days before we lost Jack it snowed and when he went outside he spent just a few minutes playing, all by himself, spinning little rickety-old-man circles and mouthing the white stuff. So sweet to see.

    I'm glad your old gal is so happy and having such fun with the young 'uns!

  6. hello lilac its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad to heer yoo ar playing with yore littel sisters!!! tucker mostly just complayns at me but sumtimes he wil play with me a littel!!! ok bye


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