As I sit in a wheelchair and cannot go a foot on my own, I use sounds to inform me of what’s happening around me. For example, I use what I call the "Smoochie Alarm" to let me know when my caregivers are arriving. (Smoochie is my downstairs neighbor’s very cute little poodle mix.) When I hear the Smoochie Alarm followed by footsteps on our stairs, I know that relief is on the way!
I’ve begun to notice lots of other sounds around me. For example, there are planes that pass over on schedules, and I’ve come to recognize them by the time they appear and the different sounds of their engines. Listening to them reminds me of travel and the lure of far away places. But we aren’t going much farther than across town right now! Still, I so fondly remember my days of travel, of seeing Paris and Prague, and moments like standing for the first time in a crop circle near Devises in England.
Still, I love what I have of life and I’m grateful to still be here so long after I was supposed to have moved on!
Speaking of dogs–or Dawgs!–take a look on Amazon at the FANTABULOUS reviews Whitley’s lovely new book "The Journey to Dog Heaven" is getting! To take a look, click here. Also, his reading for the audiobook is just plain amazing. My hub can act! To listen to a sample, click here.
(And yes, I’m giving him a plug. He is brilliant and has done something wonderful, and he deserves it!)