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So Cheeky Chupeta and I will be hanging out when she’ll suddenly perk up, turn toward the door, and dimple in delight.
What? I don’t hear anything.
Then I’ll focus, really listen, and realize that she’s enjoying the subtle jingle-jangle of our beagle’s dog tags across the house.
It is a really nice sound.
When we think of listening for pleasure, we tend to think of music. But taking a cue from Lil’ All Ears, I’m paying attention to the sonorous delights of dog snoring and the pitter-patter of approaching footsteps. It’s a rich soundscape we live in, if we take the time to slow down, shut up and enjoy it.
After Cheeky’s first hearing test at the hospital, the nurse declared her to have good hearing. Now I’m realizing that it’s not just the hearing, it’s the listening.
What sounds do you savor when you’re not running around like a headless chicken?
Lil’ Squeaky definitely wasn’t bashful about letting us know she needed us last night.
Every two hours.
So I won’t be sheepish about what I need right now:
Okay, have a good day.
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