Friday, January 14, 2011
Great things about being blind. Listening to dog tails wagging
Okay once again I am holding off on the airline stories. After all, I have all year to post something every day. I'm starting to wonder if I was over ambitious? Last night, my two dogs were playing. Gia, my retired guide dog who is a golden and tiny black lab guide Tulia. Their tails were wagging. It makes me smile to hear and feel dog tails wagging. Gia has a long, thin, soft golden tail with that fan like fur under it. She wags slowly. If she is lying on her side and you approach there is a slow and rhythmic thump thump thump of the tail. If she is lying on her stomach you can here a whispering swish swish swish back and forth. When she is in water and wags it, again there is a swishing sound. When she was working and it was summer, I used to love to feel that golden tail tap against my leg. Tulia has a tiny, short, broad, lab tail. she wags it faster. Thump-thump thump-thump and when she is sitting down and wags very fast there is a very fast swishing noise as she wags. She can wag her whole self too which you can feel if you have your hand on her shoulders while she does it. So when the two dogs play together you can hear various tail wags hitting the wall, clanging on the furniture, thumping on the floor. It never fails to make me very happy.