Saturday, December 06, 2014

The king at rest

Silver dog, in black and white
September 2010
London, ON
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I'll apologize for being so Frasier-centric this week, but I've been lingering over our walks a little bit longer this week, so I'm going to assume the universe is trying to tell me something. I'm not entirely sure what that "something" is, but if it means more focus on the little furry guy, it can't be all bad.

I'm sharing this picture for two reasons. First, it reminds me that I need to shoot more black-and-white. I'm not sure why I've strayed away from the form, but every time I come across a series in my archives, I wonder why I'm not shooting it more. So there you have it: More monochrome to come. (Here's what I've already shot.)

Second, Frasier has an interesting habit around bedtime. He'll plunk himself down on the upstairs landing just outside the kids' bathroom, where he'll stay while they get ready for bed. He lies there quietly, not really doing much of anything except watch them wash, brush and do the usual things that kids do before tuck-in.

It's comforting, in a way, to know that he needs to be around "his humans" as much as he does. He truly hates being alone, and the fact that he deliberately stays close to us as we move through the house and the day speaks volumes about how fused he's become to us since the day we rescued him.

I think he knows we've become fused to him, too, and I'm sure just knowing their little furry friend is watching over them while they move through their nightly ritual brings as much comfort to our kids as it does to their beloved dog.

May every moment in all of their lives be so charmed. Night night, Fray Fray.

Your turn: What's your night-time ritual?

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Kalei's Best Friend said...

B&W photos are the best!. The king's coat never looked better.. also his pose is a winner...My ritual, stack up the pillows, and as soon as I do that, my cat jumps on the bed and is by my side.. these nights have been cold, so, she's my instant heater..tho, I think I am hers!.

Bob Scotney said...

Beautiful shot of the King!

21 Wits said...

I do like this shot of your dear beloved King of the family, Frasier and our house is pretty much the same ritual, as yours, although out smallest dog, is always right there on my every step, our dog Allie used to be, but she went blind a few years ago, so she can't follow like before. They do like a routine, and Misty the largest will tell you if things aren't going as they should be. She has a lot of Lassie traits!

Alexia said...

Whew - you gave me such a scare with the heading of this post; I was SO pleased to find that it meant something other than my first thought!

That's a beautiful shot.