MIAGD: Waking up

MIAGD: Make it a great day

I love waking before Bailey and Harrigan for a calmness I seldom know once a day commences.

The Girls are usually snuggled against me: Bailey on or very near my pillow and Harrigan pressed against or very near my knees. Some might find it uncomfortable but it works for me and that’s what counts.

I don’t have dogs that need to be let out to potty at 3:00 AM. In fact, only when my dogs were puppies was this even an issue. Our last potty is at 10:00 PM, unless we are “decking it” later outside and the first potty of the day follows their 8:00 AM (or close to) breakfast.

Once my alarm sounds my bed turns into one of those vibrating beds that amused me as a child when we’d stay overnight in a hotel.

First, there are stretches and yawns, and each girl then slowly wiggle-walks toward me. Bailey is the best runway wiggle-walker! Before I can turn around I begin feeling their warm tongues smacking against my skin. Y this time, Chief has jumped onto the bed and does this cute little circle dance that I dearly love seeing. It’s a holdover from his puppy years and as he approaches 8 years old this November I do love seeing his puppyness continue.

That’s how my waking moments begin.

However, on a rare morning where I’m awake before the alarm, I get to pet The Girls as they sleep. They seldom stir but occasionally open their eyes before drifting off to sleep, again. It’s rare that I capture Bailey not wiggling and I steal as much calm time from her as I can.

Although I would have appreciated more sleep I cherish the moments of peacefulness with the pets before charging into a busy day of teaching that kicks off at 8:00 AM.

There’s always a reason to make it a great day.

The photo is hard to define but Harrigan and Bailey are snuggling, feet to head, next to me. It was easy to pet them while sleeping.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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