Sweet Dreams

Photo by Mrs. Black

There is nothing better than a good nap. Although others try to shame me by telling me I am too old for naps, I disregard their words and float off into blissful dreamland. The only downside of sleeping during the day is that you may miss something important. Like the other day for instance, a large package arrived and I slept through the whole thing, including getting to see my favorite UPS man.

When I awoke, Doc told me there was a package delivered with my name on it. I was so excited, I could hardly contain myself while Doc helped me open the box. Inside all of the bubble wrap was a single picture frame. It had been sent by someone that had adopted one of my brothers. With a wide grin on her face, Doc lowered the picture so that I could see it. Gazing upon the photo, my eyes filled with tears. It was a picture of my mother and all of my brothers and sisters after we were first-born on the farm. Emotions bubbled up that I had not felt in a long time. As I sat gazing at the picture, Doc asked me if I missed my first family. ‘In a way, but there comes a time when you need to grow up and move on, I am happy to live with you Doc,” I told her as I nuzzled up next to her hand and gave her a soft lick.

If you are lucky in life, you have parents and extended family that prepare you to go out into the world. Unfortunately that doesn’t always happen for everyone. Hopefully someone will come along, either a teacher, neighbor, grandparent or mentor that will pull you up and cheer you on. I was lucky. I had good mother that cared for me until I was old enough for Doc to adopt me. Now here I am safe and sound in a good home with a wonderful job where I comfort people when they need support.

After all of the excitement of my package arriving and reminiscing about the past, I started feeling tired, so Doc sent me off to bed. Just as I was falling asleep, Doc bent down and placed the picture beside my bed, so it was the last thing I saw before I drifted off to sleep. Feeling safe and loved is the best thing in the world.

1 thought on “Sweet Dreams”

  1. Dear Grover, what a wonderful message today. It is 2 sided first of all I am from the nappy-poo tribe, I take a nap whenever possible and I know it makes me more productive later in the day. Secondly It touched my heart to see your mother with her babies… yes I too am fortunate to have a mother whom is in my life in a mostly positive way. Thanks for sharing. connie

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