Thursday, August 22, 2013

“The Dream”


Sore and tired, he slowly lowers his old bones down to his bed. His routine walk seems to be more difficult every day.

While life goes on around him, he sleeps away many hours, both day and night. Now he yawns and stretches, then lays his grizzled head down.

As he drifts off into peaceful rest, his feet begin to move, slowly and then faster. Once again, he is just a pup running through the grass.

~In Memory of Grits~
Story: McGuffy Ann Morris
Picture: Photobucket


Word Prompt: Dream

27 comments:

  1. Oh Annie, this is beautiful!! We all dream of being young again, and I'm sure our beloved furkids do too - I've watched the same thing with both Stormy and now Sophie, feet that move slowly when awake, running softly in the tall grass in their dreams. This is a wonderful tribute to Grits and the years you shared, and a perfect story for 6SS. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Josie. Grits did this quite a bit as he aged. I wrote a haiku about it then; it is a favourite of ours. When I saw this prompt I immediately thought of it, even though Grits has been gone many years now. He is missed even now.

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  2. Oh, that's so sweet and sad too. I'm sure he's running free in spirit, though, just like the pup he once was.

    Peace.

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    1. I have faith that is true. He is with all of the others who went before him, and after, too. Thanks.

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  3. Somehow I knew this was about our loving babies that have left us behind. I'm not looking forward to this one bit.

    Very well done.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. It is never easy, Sandee. But we are left with no choice when they are old and tired. They deserve peace. But we also know they are there, beyond the Bridge, waiting with the others. Hugs.

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  4. In my initial thoughts, I visualized an old man slowly lowering himself in his bed till I read "he sleeps away many hours, both day and night" then I quickly realized you were writing about an old dog.

    Very nicely written.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thanks, Julia. Grits was an old gentleman dog, indeed. Hugs.

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  5. Oh Ann, A subtle and a soul-stirring piece; it brought a lump to my throat...reminds me of my pups.
    RIP dogsie..

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    1. Thank you, Panchali. I am glad this brought you fond memories.

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  6. It is so hard to watch our beloved animal friends age and then pass beyond the rainbow bridge. This brought some tears to my eyes. My three dogs are not there yet and will (hopefully) have many more years....but it all is so sadly inevitable. I will give them extra hugs today.

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    1. They never live long enough, ever. Hugs to your dogs, and to you.

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  7. oh so wonderful! I love this! Thank you!

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  8. well that made me cry, and a beautiful photo, too
    love jean

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    1. Thanks, Jean. I appreciate your comments. I am glad that this story touched you. Hug.

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  9. These always make me stop and daydream...and think...and feel just a little bit sad but that's ok!

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    1. Thanks, Patty. That's how I feel when I write these, too.

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  10. He deserves to have beautiful dreams. They all do.

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  11. Very unexpected to find out you were writing about a dog. Well done. Janet

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  12. This is so real ... we all have to retreat into our dreams when everything else is hurting even the loving pets. You have, once again, captured the moment ... awesome!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  13. what a beautiful tribute to a wonderful fur baby

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  14. Very touching...makes me sad but at the same time I smile knowing how wonderful it is to have had a special furry friend and family member.

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  15. Stunning perspective, I loved watching my dog dream. The photo ties in nicely and I'm still there smiling at the puppy.

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  16. Life sure slows down as people and animals age. I guess it's a gradual process for some. I think I feel it already! A kind of a easy to comeby tiredness that I never felt when I was younger,perhaps I just need to get fitter! It is a sad thing when we see it happening,that's the time when we have to look after our special friends more than ever x

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