I was reorganizing the storage in our basement over the holidays. fun, right?
although it was a big job I was thoroughly enjoying myself. each box contained a long forgotten treasure awaiting rediscovery.
then I found it! the old chair was sitting in the corner under some dog toys and books.
I felt as though I had made the most significant find of 2017; this chair was sooooo comfortable to sit in.
I brought the chair and some books upstairs into our studio and sat down to read. not long after our border collie rescue, Jake, ambled into the studio to check on me.
he sat on his pillow beside the chair for a while. then he got up, rested his chin on my arm, and looked deeply into my eyes as if to say, “room for two?”
needing little encouragement he clambered onto my lap and curled into a ball.
that’s when I discovered the joy of reading to him. each spoken word would bring a sigh of contentment from Jake.
now that Jake is a senior dog he loves these quiet times together. it doesn’t matter what I read as long as I speak to him in a soft, loving tone . . .
. . . like Tom Selleck in Three Men and a Baby. 😉
this image was inspired by the great Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer, Yousuf Karsh.