While You Are Out

Do you ever wonder what they do...
or where they like to wait,
while you are out?
I wonder if they get anxious,
or if they simply sleep all day.
Maybe they settle down right where you said
 good-bye,
so as to be ready and waiting when you return.

It's probably most comforting to know,
that even though they have a bed, your pillow is their favorite.
If they're lucky,
they might have a sunny terrace or patio.

but for some, a window for two will do.
Funny how they always know...
when the time is near.
They know to be quiet and listen,

and to keep a watchful eye.
Because they know the familiar sounds of your arrival, they know you're home & they want to know all about your day!
xo Gracie 

22 comments:

Maria Killam said...

Awwww I love every single picture!!
Great post!
x
Maria

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So cute! Our husky alternates between the sunny and shady spots in our yard. When I come home from work she is usually laying in the shady spot against the gate from the yard to the driveway. She's 9 this year, so I don't even get a lift of the head now, but she knows I'm home.

Juju said...

Awe! I love it! My dogs have taken to switching beds when we're not home. Can you believe that? My 65 pound lab curls him self up in the bed of our 9 pound poodle mix and our poodle mix gets in the lab's bed feeling like he's king of the world.

Amanda Stone Talley said...

Lisa! Where did you get all of those great pictures of dogs? Mine are in the bed with me while I avoid getting up! Thank you too for putting my painting up! I really appreciate it. I hope you are having a Fabulous Friday morning!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Now that is my kind of post! I always feel horrible when we leave the pups, however they are doing what some of those dogs in the pictures are doing...sleeping on the couch, with their heads on the pillow or curled up in our bed. Then when we get home, we always take them for a walk! Thanks for the post on these pooches!

Also, we wanted to say thank you so much for the thoughtful and kind comments you left us the other day! You are just the nicest woman we know and everything you say just brightens our day! Thank you!

Ps. Please say hi to Gracie!

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a heart warming post. I often wonder about my two, Maybelle and Pepper. I would love to be a fly on the wall though my hunch is that they sleep all day and save the craziness for when I am home. Wishing you a delightful weekend!

Jo said...

Mr. Bozley is rather fond of the leather couch in the formal livingroom and my son's bed. The best part is when he tries to *blend in* and act as though no one can see him ~ clever!

Jo

Maya said...

All these dogs are just so adorable. What a great line up and story. I guess one could install a camera and then watch!

Lisa, I'm having my first Giveaway @ Completely Coastal on Monday, sponsored by "Black & Light", and I think you'll love it. They sell beautiful handcrafted candles all made in the USA and ship them in gorgeous reusable gift boxes. So I hope you check it out, and if you mentioned it on your blog, I'll enter you 3 times. My post goes up on Sunday 8 PM Eastern.

Have a great weekend!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Lisa.......you are making me want to get a puppy! Gorgeous photos, I do love dogs and miss my companion. Have a great weekend.

Gail, in northern California said...

Your blog is absolutely gorgeous.

Can you post some Gracie pictures again?

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh my! These are FAB photos!!! PERFECT for paintings!
Bon week-end!
Fifi

christina said...

Okay love those guys!! So fun!

Nancy said...

Love the Dogs!
My brother has two Weimaraner's that would get so excited when he would come home from the art gallery....that they would romp and run throughout the house...and then when he would get into the shower they would steal his bathmat.....take it down the stairs and into the back yard and have a tug of war with it

They knew how upset he would get when they did this.....which gave them even more attention when he got home.
He finally started closing the bathroom door when he showered.

Anne Marie said...

I miss my dog! after seeing that -
maybe I'll head over to the shelter tomorrow and just take a look
wink wink

The happy stylist in Australia, Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Fabulous images and oh so adorable Lisa,

Guess What! I'm back....
I have finally finished the ball and everything else and I am back in front of my computer ready to catch up with all you guys around the world.

I am soooo excited, I feel like I have been away for years.

xxxxxxxxxxxxxx Coty

Renae said...

Lisa,
These are so adorable....I often wonder what the pups do when we are away....they just love to be loved!
xoxo

Renae said...

one more thing.....

I just love the Dad and Daughter on the right! Sweet memories....forever!

xoxo

Michelle said...

well...I want to run out and get a dog right now!! Thanks for that...I needed a smile on my face :)

Best,
Michelle

Elise said...

Hello, I absolutely adore your site and I just had to leave a note for you to say so !

Your posts are interesting, creative and original, and your pictures are great too.

Perfection !

Thank you for sharing them all and best wishes... Happy September

Styling by Coty Farquhar said...

Are you awake yet!!!

Come back from where ever you are.

What are you doing?

Where are you?

We need more of your great posts.

Am I starting to sound a little crazy.?

It's because I'm happy to be back.

xx Coty

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I love this post! I was looking at the adorable cat post... but of course, I clicked on Gracie to come over here!! oxo

Topiary Lady said...

Yay! I'm postin Da-lin!

At first, the first photo was my favorite... then the next... and then came the next. A lovely grouping of canine sweetness!

xox Michelle