It started with the usual simple things, like Pippin getting up with my alarm to go in and lay on the rug in front of my bathroom sink. She does this often and then two minutes later when I inevitably ask her to move so I can get ready she sighs and huffs about it as she walks back to her still warm bed. This is different than Austin, who feels she is human and only uses the dog bed as a head pillow... a gigantic head pillow.
Coming downstairs we went through our normal routine of going out to potty and breakfast served. Over the last few days I have noticed Pippin going into the bathroom after she eats. We keep the toilet seats down and the last couple days on seeing her do this I checked their bowl and found that they did still have water. In the bathroom I had noticed nothing out of place. Well today I happened to be in the bathroom when she finished eating. As usual she pushed the door open and let herself in. She proceeded to wipe her drool, food spittled mouth on the large towel under the hand towel and then walked back out. Equal parts impressed and disgusted. There are just not words.
I come back out of the bathroom in time to hear Austin let out a loud fart from where she is laying next to my workstation at the table. She whips her head around to look at her behind as if it is someone else's then lets out a dramatic sigh, flopping her head back to the floor and covering it with her paw. Her backside has thoroughly disgusted her apparently. And then the smell hits. She stands up snorting and sneezing the air and shoots me a look of disgust as she walks away, leaving me to remain in her stink to begin this blog. So here I am... what am I grateful for today?!
I'm going to have to start with humor. I'm grateful for the humor that my dogs bring to my life. I'm grateful for all the personality and character that bursts out of them at every turn. I'm grateful for the intelligence they have even when it is, by my standards, ill-used. I'm grateful to admit that pregnancy brain is real and the distraction and humor the dogs provided me today has completely erased the deep and meaningful content from my mind that I had planned to share today. I'm grateful for fans that help air out my space and I'm grateful that today is most likely going to be laundry day and towels will be top of the list. Most of all, I'm grateful for laughter and to love these two unique dogs so very much!
What keeps you on your toes? What brings unexpected gratitude into your mornings?
May today bless us with humor and the ability to laugh at the absurd. May we find joy and gratitude in the little things. Have a beautiful day!