Sometimes I think I can hear you. Your soft tread across the living room carpet. The way you shuffle in the kitchen just after dawn. Sometimes I imagine the sense and feel of you, even though we have yet to meet. We can belong to each other, you know. We can. I hear your gentle greeting and even imagine your touch on my head and behind the ears.
I am called Sharpie, a mix of Chow and Sharpei, only a year old. The breeds are thought of as aloof, but I already know you, and often can sense your very life blood.
This past week two of my canine colleagues were joined with new owners.
The Rappahannock Animal Welfare League (RAWL), 160 Weaver Road, Amissville, is open 8 to 1 daily. Call 540-937-3283 or visit www.rawldogs.org.