Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Weekend Moment

I’m busy ruminating about the annoyances of my work week as I make a left turn into our cul-de-sac and then a sharp left into our driveway. Pressing the button for the third time, the garage door finally responds, and I have to brake in order to let the door rise enough to accommodate my car.

I shift the gear into park and remove the key. I wince as the metal of my car key stings my hand, having heated up in the ignition on my drive home. "Damn Arizona summer heat,” I think to myself. “It’s going to be a long summer.” I grab my purse from the passenger’s seat and the rest of my belongings that come home from the office on a Friday afternoon – my day planner, my water cup, and the week-old apple that wasn’t consumed this week.
I step out of my car and into our sweltering garage, dropping the apple and watching it roll under my car. “Oh!My!Gosh!” I say out loud. Oh.My.Gosh.
Fumbling with my hands full, I turn the door knob and enter our kitchen where Lucky awaits on the door mat just inside. Suddenly, I feel the stresses of my work week and the Arizona heat melt away.


My handful of belongings finds its way to the kitchen table, and with free hands and a happy heart, I bend to give Lucky a pat on the head. “Hello, happy dog,” I say, now with a different tone…
Hello, weekend.

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17 comments:

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

I always think Lucky looks like he is smiling and your photo totally made me smile too :o)

Alison said...

Have just had a lovely catch up with your last few posts...I have NEVER seen a dog with such a happy face!.....and your pics of your niece are so great!
Alison xx

scrappyjacky said...

You've just got to love a face like that!!!!!

Karen said...

Great moment to capture! I know we've all been there. How lucky to come home to a friendly face!

Audrey said...

What a great post! Lucky's sweet face melted me. Such amazing eyes...

Irene said...

Lucky you to come home to a big smile from your best friend.

Maria Ontiveros said...

This is so sweet! I don't think I've ever seen a dog smile like that; paired with those other worldly blue eyes, no wonder he melts your heart.
Rinda

helena said...

just the tonic for the end of a frustrating work week - his big eyes and smile are adorable

Sian said...

I can just feel your shoulders relaxing by the end of this post!

Abi said...

Lucky is just a wonderful dog. Those eyes!

Miriam said...

Oh that face! How could you not feel your cares drift away with a pat on the head of such a gorgeous dog!

Rhona said...

I don't think you could help smiling at that face - he certainly is one of a kind :) xx

Cheri said...

Stressful jobs should be outlawed so that we can have that "just entered the air conditioning and petted my happy puppy" feeling all the time!

Liz said...

Seeing Lucky's smile after a hectic week must be a real pleasure. I love that photo.

Beverly said...

And who's stresses wouldn't melt away looking at that sweet face?!

Gail said...

What a great greeting - it brought back memories of how our dog used to greet us.

Jennie said...

What a wonderful welcome home that face must be - he so looks as if he is smiling. J x

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