Friday, January 21, 2011

Magical Moment 351, "Ring Around the Telephone Pole"

Remember this video when my dog Joy, discovered that the tree near our parking lot is the perfect circumference to always see the end of her leash, but never catch it?

Every time we go outside, she silently pleads with those large, brown eyes to walk to her favorite tree and chase her leash for a while. I usually let her. But as a result of the 5th snow storm in 4 weeks, this is what her beloved tree looks like now.

Her little heart broke when she realized she couldn't make her way to the base of the trunk. She tried with all her might, but the snow just swallowed her up. I admire her persistence, her resilience, and as we kept walking down the sidewalk, her ingenuity when she spotted this telephone pole. Her brown eyes once again lit up with excitement, as she discovered, "This'll do."
(Notice, she managed to catch her pink leash this time!)

When God covers a tree with snow, somewhere He frees up a telephone pole.


12 comments:

Joyce said...

This is so sweet Elizabeth!!! :) Great photos to go with the story!!

Hilary said...

Your dog is hilarious! What a fun, happy little critter.

Anita said...

I have to try that with my dog! LOL

laughwithusblog said...

I had a Sheltie when I was teaching in Lincoln! She is beautiful. What fun!

Anonymous said...

I love this story! And you know exactly what she is thinking...I'm sure she knows what you are thinking, too. She's a good dog. xo

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Thank you Joyce, I'm glad you got a kick out of it.

Hilary, isn't she a hoot? She cracks me up all the time.

Anita, let me know if it works! :)

Esther, you did?! Shelties are beautiful dogs. I hope I always have one.

Loreta, scary that we can read each other's minds...

Tabor said...

This is funny, heart warming, and life restoring. Congrats on your POTW!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is adorable! Hilary really loves you! She picks you every week! And I am so glad she does. We all need more magical moments. Thank you for reminding us : )

Linda said...

This put a big smile on my face. My hubby will get a kick out of it, too. Congratulations on your POTW.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Tabor, so glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for the congrats!

Life with Kaishon, Well, I've had some inspiration the last few weeks! I'm honored for every POTW from such a creative mind. Thanks for reading.

Linda, than you so much. I hope your husband enjoys it as well. Take care!

Frank Baron said...

A dog's glass is always half-full. Godbless'em. :)

CherylK said...

Honestly, this is one of the sweetest posts ever. It definitely qualifies as A Good Laugh...no wonder Hilary chose this as a POTW. How smart of you to take photos, too! They'll make for some great memories, one day.