A few days ago, in Austin, the wild winds started howling.
Then, thundering and lightning continued.
Then, it started pouring.
The boys were wondering why Rainbow always seeks out a spot under my desk when it thunders.
They are surprised that she doesn’t go to them when she is seeking a safe haven during the thundering.
I am surprised too.
The boys are the ones that play with her, cuddle with her and give her a belly rub.
I do the bare minimum – nag them to give her water, food, treats.
Why does she seek safe haven under my desk?
Perhaps, she thinks that the thunder outside can be combated only by a loud voice like me.
I practically do nothing for Rainbow…except remember to give her food and water.
I don’t play with her.
I don’t rub her belly.
I don’t take her for a walk.
I don’t put her on my lap and spoil her silly like the boys do.
I don’t do anything of that.
I think she missed me quite a bit when I was gone for most of this week.
Perhaps, that is why she has been camping out under my chair ever since I returned home.
It is kind of sad that she can’t speak and use words to tell me how she feels.
I can only wonder what goes on under those beautiful brown eyes.
She knows I am no fun. So, she hangs out near the main door and waits for each of the boys to show up in the evening and make it “happy hours”.
Even if you didn’t believe in past lives, you would start believing in it if you see the love showered on both sides. Because, there is no way, the love and bond (between Rainbow and the boys) started just a few years ago. I am confident that the bond spans life-times.