Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Memories Rewind: Love at first Lick

Today we have The Blonde Duck from A Duck In Her Pond with us.

I remember barreling down the highway, squeezing Ben's arm. The night was crisp and cool, but I couldn't feel it. My heart was racing, a scream of joy waiting to burst from my throat.

I knew you would be there, even if I didn't know you yet.

And when we stepped inside, I dropped to my knees. Bounding across the floor, puppies streamed toward me. Cooing in delight, I opened my arms. How could I choose? You were all so cute, so cuddly, so full of fur and warmth...

But you chose me.

With one decisive paw, you climbed into my lap, curling up on my jeans. You pulled on my socks, pawing at my shirt, nuzzling your face to my breast. You nibbled my fingers, licking my arm. Two different methods, for two different puppies.

But you stole my heart.

Cuddling you against me, I looked up at Ben with shining eyes. He turned to the man and pulled out his wallet, a grin on his face.

The entire way home, I held you against me, your warm breath against my skin, wuffling into the folds of my stomach. Tears of joy streamed down my cheeks, dropping onto the two fuzzy heads below. You simply licked them away, licking away any last reserves I might have had in the darkest corner of my soul.

You were mine, and I was yours. And to this day, I'm still wrapped around your little paws.

And I wouldn't have it any other way.
Thanks for sharing the story about your sweet puppies, Duckie!


tam7777 said...

cute pic