Wednesday, May 21, 2008

If you've ever been to a magic show and witnessed the slight of hand you may have marveled at what you thought you saw and wondered how it was done. I watched as my grandson and my little dog performed magic the other day. A scared little 3 year old looked up at me with apprehension in his face when my dog greeted him at the door. My dog, Brownie, a mixture of chihuahua and Jack Russell eagerly jumped on him, sniffing his little legs. Kii looked up at me as he steadily backed up with his hazel colored eyes wide and alarmed. I reached behind him, grabbing my dog's toy and tossed it through the air.

Brownie ran as if it was a steak, and not just a rope toy, made up of a lot of stuffing, some rope and a squeaker. It was a magic. A small little boy with fear and apprehension in his face now was transformed. His face exploded with laughter. His eyes and feet danced as he darted between Brownie and I trying to get Brownie's attention with his toy. When he finally released the toy long enough for Brownie to capture it, Brownie shook the toy wildly with Makii laughing hysterically. It was contagious. Laughter erupted from me like lava from a volcano. A three year old boy and a three year old dog made my day, and I bet they slept well that night. I did.


Icy BC May 25, 2008 at 8:04 AM  

What a moment it must be! I can imagine the laughter from Makii..

Judy Sheldon-Walker May 26, 2008 at 12:36 AM  

It was very special. A laugh is like a good cry, it cleanses. I had a smile for the entire following day.

Jason June 13, 2008 at 10:41 PM  

Cool story. I've raised dogs all my life and they are some of my fondest memories. Put them with kids, and...stand back. lol Been away awhile (again) and wanted to stop by and say hello.

Anne Lyken-Garner July 9, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

What a sweet story. I love a good belly laugh and it's usually the kids who give them to me.

You are right, laughter is like a good cry. We even shed tears sometimes, I know I do.

Then my daughter would say, 'Look, Mummy is crying with happiness'.

Joie Schmidt September 7, 2008 at 1:48 PM  

Such a nice post! Thank you for sharing such a special moment.

Blessings & best wishes.


-Liane Schmidt.

bingcherrie December 22, 2008 at 3:49 PM  

That's what breaks the ice, happy surprise. We can have more of those stories.

Writers Solutions February 22, 2009 at 1:02 AM  

I still smile at the memory. It was priceless.

Judy Sheldon-Walker March 24, 2009 at 10:08 PM  

Jason, thanks for stopping by. I'm always glad to hear from you. How is your book coming?

Judy Sheldon-Walker March 24, 2009 at 10:09 PM  

A child and a dog. They both can teach us so much about love and laughter!

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