Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Secret Place

Sometimes from my backyard I get a glimpse of what I like to call the Secret Place. The Secret Place consists of a vast empty backyard with one dog and one toddler. In this place the toddler and dog become one creature.

At first glance it appears that there is just a dog and a boy in a yard hanging out, but with careful study I can sometimes get that they seem to have an understanding. When the dog sniffs, the boy sniffs. When the dog drinks from her bowl, the boy drinks from the same bowl (this is indeed a tough one to witness). When the boy finds a stick, he quickly finds another to give to the dog and together they munch.

On the other hand the boy seems to be developing quite the imagination, which tickles me to death. I see him pick up things to show Africa. She sits next to him as if learning from him. They often sit in the grass and contemplate who knows what and that is the best glimpse I get of all. What does a dog think? What does a two year-old think? Whatever it is, I bet it is good and I wish I could be a part of it.

Then they come inside and resume their former roles and I am left to wonder what exactly is going on in their Secret Place.


  1. Wow. How neat it must be to watch them there.

  2. Just wait!

    I hear there will be another one -

    AND a girrrrrl -

    I vote woo will ROKHK!


  3. wow.. how cool is that; toddler-dog symbiosis. So great they have eachother - and you to watch over them.

  4. And that is a bond that both of them will remember forever.

  5. That is such a wonderful post and how cool that you can see this special bond between the boy and his dog and yet not intrude on it. Your son will cherish these memories when he gets older:)

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. What a great post! I grew up with a dog much like the experience your son is having. The OP Pack is right. These memories and pictures will definitely be cherished!

    Mamma Heartbeat

  7. Oh my... I would like that kind of a secret place too :)


  8. Hi Kasha,

    Great post and you should try to get videos of them that would be wonderful to show us and to cherish always. Hope all is well.

    Denise & Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  9. What a lovely post... May the two of them have a lasting and trusting friendship for the many more years to come...

  10. My 18 year old would like to change the laws so it could be legal to marry a dog she is so in love with our dog !!! Both my girls high school yearbooks had our dog in it !!! They do become an integral part of the family structure.