Monday, June 6, 2011

The Perfect Fit

I have lots of (unfortunately, mediocre because the simultaneous shade and bright sun confounded my brawny, yet simple-minded camera) photos from Jon Farleigh's dad Sam's 13th birthday party yesterday -- BUT, I'm saving the bulk of them to show you on another day this week. One photo, however, tells a profound story that simply refuses to reside on my hard drive for one more day.

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While most of us were busily reacquainting ourselves with our own dog(s)' red Cardigan Corgi relatives, there was a young boy (I'll say about 12) taking a Sunday car ride with his family.
Not just any car ride, though. It was a ride that quite probably had deprived him of sleep the night before - but not in a bad way.
It was a ride that on any other day might have seemed short, or routine, or maybe even a nuisance. But not this day.
No, on this day, the ride lasted hopelessly FOREVER - until that last mile or so, when his mind-racing anticipation caused all the colored details outside the car windows to swirl together like a giant lollipop!

[short, shallow breathing]

Then -- just like that! 
The boy and his family had arrived at their destination - where they had been told to look for all the "older" red Cardigans - who might all look uncannily alike. That's how they'd know they were in the right place.

The young boy was about to meet his puppy.
The puppy was about to meet his boy.

[exhale]


I wonder how he knew?
I think maybe it could've been that the boy's hand and thigh, and the puppy's head - just like the slipper and Cinderella's foot - were a perfect fit.

*****

P.S. The Cardigan puppy in the photo is Sully, and Sully is with his new boy. I edited this priceless photo at fotoflexer.com, using Retro and Cross-Process effects, respectively.

Happy Monday!
:)

9 comments:

  1. Not fair, Elizabeth -- that made me cry -- and I'm at the office.

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  2. They were so natural and sweet with each other! Nothing much better than a dog and his very own boy. He was a very nice young man, too...Sully is a very lucky boy.

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  3. Great story--I can just imagine it and it made me cry too.

    Last week I told you that I felt your pain over Charlie's passing...today we put our 20 yr old cat (Abbey)down and as expected as it was it was still so hard to do. Her back legs just gave out on Friday and by Saturday night she couldn't use her front legs either.

    Glad to have a Corgi shoulder to cry on and I appreciate him even more (if that's even possible.

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  4. That was such a sweet story! That picture is so cute. What a great day for that boy and his puppy!

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  5. @Penni - Oh, dear! I didn't expect to need a hankie warning at the top. The photo makes me smile from ear to ear. :)

    @Builder Mama - Yes, I do believe Sully is a lucky pup.

    @Peggy - Oh, I'm so sorry about your Abbey. Poor thing. Twenty years is a long time to get used to having them around (even if they are aloof). The corgis might be short, but they have mighty strong shoulders. Sending extra corgi smiles your way today.

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  6. That was such a lovely story and photo! This is Max's (Sully's boy's) mom...he and we are loving having Sully as our newest family member, and yesterday was really just magical. Thank you Elizabeth for capturing the moment so eloquently!
    Sarah

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  7. What a beautiful story -- thanks for sharing it!

    Love it when doggies find their human family. ;)

    Woofs & hugs,

    ~Bailey

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  8. sweet story :) good to have you back, elizabeth. hope you're all doing well xox

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  9. And... it's officially raining on my face. Beautiful.

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