Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Waiting Spot

This is the door that Africa's lover returns through anywhere between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day. She begins her wait around 4:30 just in case there is an early arrival. Yesterday when he left there was whining from the baby and the dog simultaneously. I sometimes wonder if I would be missed like that. Probably not.

I am in awe of the loyalty a dog can have for their owner. I heard a story of a dog waiting at the bus stop everyday at the same time for when his kind owner would return. The elderly man died one day, but the dog continued to walk to the bus stop and wait for him each day. It breaks your heart, but also makes me very happy to know that such love and loyalty still exists even today.


  1. Ahhh what a great post
    Benny & Lily

  2. We often find Phantom at the back door when we are out - Dakota used to do it too. It really does warm the heart.

    have a great week.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. Woo. I miss my mom when she leaves the room. I waited four years to find her - and I can't stand to have her out of my sight!

  4. My mom comes from work at 6 pm everyday. At 5:30 I ask to my grandpa to take me to the front door to wait for her!
    I read the story of that doggie. It was very sad.
    I hope you all are having a great sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  5. I have my spots too!

    We are something!

    Hoomans khould learn a lot from us - if only most of them would pay attention!


  6. Hi Kasha,
    It's so sweet, isn't it? The love and devotion is so humbling...

  7. The depth of a dog's loyalty is only matched by the owners love. You are so blesse by yoursweet Africa !!!

  8. I do the same thing. I start waiting for momma on my observation deck around 5PM. It is so happy for me when she comes home! I hate when she is late.


  9. Somehow my dogs know within 10 minutes of the time I usually come home and are at the door. If I am early they are quite annoyed because they seem to have something else going on.

  10. Ahhh, how sweet! I am sure they would do the same for you. :) Although lately I have been wondering why Nala doesn't cuddle with me at night...instead she gets right up next to her Dad. Maybe he is warmer or maybe it's because I move around too much when I sleep or *gasp* maybe it's cause she loves him more. :) Nah...couldn't be the last one. ;)

    Amber & Nala