Friday, June 4, 2010

A Kiss Goodnight

It goes without saying and without asking if you are one of our kids you give Mom and Dad a kiss goodnight. No matter your age or if you live here -every kidlet kisses Mom and Dad goodnight.

Little did I know. . .

One of the dogs was watching.

Specifically our little pony - AKA Scooby.

Tonight, after all the kids were in bed, Dad and I were watching TV - sitting as we do at the table with Scooby sound asleep at our feet. Dad decided to go to bed first and came over to give me a kiss goodnight. At this point Scooby usually wakes up and follows Dad up the stairs, but tonight he wasn't moving.

I asked Pooldad "What about the dog?" and he pointed out that the doggy was, in fact, awake and was eyeballing him [from his prone position] to make sure he was actually going up the stairs to bed. [Scooby looked like he was thinking "Why waste the effort of getting off the hardwood if Dad was just going down the hall for something, right?"]

Pooldad made his way up the stairs and Scooby, realizing his cue, raised himself off the floor, stretched and walked over to me. Not towards the stairs or Pooldad - but over to me, where I was sitting.

He lowered his head onto my lap [yes, he is that big standing up] and wagged his tail. I gave him a kiss on his big ol' head, patted his back and told said "Goodnight" just like I do with all the kids.

He then turned a 180 and followed his Daddy off to bed. It was so deliberate I just sat here wondering at him. Did he really just do that?

I have never had a dog that came to me for a kiss goodnight. How great is that?


Marni said...

BRILLIANT! Lawsy-mercy I love dogs.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

That is just too sweet. I'll bet he's going to do that every night. Dogs love habits. Wouldn't it be cool if that was his new habit? Giving you a little kiss goodnight? Aww!

Rudee said...

Dogs are so awesome!

RV Vagabonds said...


word vert: foosove. Scoopie's desire for a kiss displays his foosove love for his mom.

(going for effusive here--it's a stretch)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

how totally cute! our yorkie does something along those lines. it's funny that she'll try to get between us if we're too close because she wants the attention. hahaha.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Oh how wonderful. I miss doggy kisses. You are a very fortunate Mommy to a doggy that has good nightie night manners.

Greenmare said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love it!!!! he's your boy. I had a boy like that, he still has my heart even though he's been gone for 2 1/2 years.

TinaM said...

Aww, that's so sweet!!!