8.6.12 You Know ‘The Look’

06 Aug

Have you ever sat there and looked at your child, or your lover, and just had this kind of stare that is just made up of pure love.  You know that look; the one that says, no matter what happens at any other point in time, this point is perfect, and you are just the being that I want to be near.  This is the look that I have for my daughter when she is just looking a certain way or doing something, that makes me feel warm and fuzzy and mommyish inside.  That unconditional, no matter what, love and adoration.  Well, that is how Louise and Sofie have been looking at me since I got home.  I can not go anywhere without them of course attached to my side.  But the looks… the I must be in your presence, you are the center of my being, kind of looks.  Now, I really do not feel that I deserve this undying devotion.  Come on, dogs, I just left you for 10 days, why aren’t you mad at me or something?  Instead, they just want to kiss me and snuggle, and rub deep against me.  There is so much that is said in a look.  I think that is why the virtual world craves pictures so much.  People really want to ‘look’ at things.  They want to see the form and the movement.  Even though we may be disconnected in space and time, beings want to look at each other.  Ok, I know that people that do not have sight may not have this concept, but I bet (I don’t have anyone I can ask so I am guessing), that they have, in their own unsighted way, ‘the look’ that I am talking about.  Come to think of it, Squash E Bear, when totally blind, used to tilt his head to me in that kind of ‘I love you and will follow you anywhere forever’ look.  Look back at this picture of me, Lulu, and Squash and see if you don’t agree?  I find it incredible that the animals can sit and stare at me that way.  Noel does it too, but not Muffy, Kitty, or the others.  Is it love? Is it obedience?  Do animals look at each other that way?  Do they stare at their young the way that I do mine?  Sometimes, I guess I stare at the animals that way too.  Like when I took this picture of Louise yesterday.  She is watching Sofie on the other side of the deck with a rope toy.  I was struck by her musculature, her calmness, and her beauty.  I probably had ‘the look’ in my eyes when I took the shot.  I guess maybe next time I will turn the camera around and see.

Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on August 6, 2012 in Dogs


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19 responses to “8.6.12 You Know ‘The Look’

  1. jmgoyder

    August 6, 2012 at 00:59

    This post is so profoundly beautiful – thank you!

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 07:32

      You are very welcome. And I know you understand with your 2 men.

  2. barb19

    August 6, 2012 at 02:17

    I know that feeling – my little Poppy (a shih-tzu) looks at me like that if I go out and leave her at home for a few hours . . . I just want to pick her up and hug her!

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 07:33

      Dogs have this – “I love you forever, how can you leave me even for a moment” look. Don’t they.

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    August 6, 2012 at 06:38

    I love the look. Around here, 75% of the time it’s pure love. The rest is, “Do you have treats in your pocket?”

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 07:34

      Ah yes. For years I used to think that Squash was following me to be close by and then I realized I always had treats in the pocket on the side that he stayed close too. LOL

  4. Doggy's Style

    August 6, 2012 at 07:40

    Really nice post. It’s like when I catch myself staring at Doggy when he sleeps.

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 08:12

      Exactly. Watching animals at rest is one of those really – awwwww – times.

  5. Rayya

    August 6, 2012 at 09:22

    Very well written post that beautifully describes and encapsulates what ‘the look’ means. I think the unconditional love pets provide us with is definitely captured in the look. 🙂

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 09:38

      Thank you so much for the acknowledgement.

  6. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    August 6, 2012 at 10:20

    Dogs are amazing, the way the take each moment as it is, without rebuking you for having left. I love that about them and fully understand what you mean about the way they will look at you. I do it with my animals – you just put it into words. Great post.

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 11:58

      Thanks. You are so right, they don’t ‘rebuke’ us. Good word

  7. whatimeant2say

    August 6, 2012 at 13:42

    She is such a gorgeous dog! I rarely get that look from Wonderbutt. Usually, I get the, “Can’t you see that I’m suffering?” look. I think it’s a bulldog thing.

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 14:52

      Thanks – she is a beauty. But I think that Wonderbutt has an understated way of telling you he adores you by ignoring you and complaining endlessly – you are right, it is probably a bulldog thing. LOL

  8. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    August 6, 2012 at 14:12

    Beautiful photo of Louise!! And yes I think, no I know I look at my dogs that way 🙂

    Great post!!

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 14:53

      Thanks – Sometimes you just get all the lighting and stuff right with these silly smartphones. :-). I know that your dogs look at you that way – you can see it in the pictures.

  9. Jodi Stone

    August 6, 2012 at 16:58

    It’s a beautiful photo and yes, I’m sure I look at my dogs that way. 🙂

    • dogdaz

      August 6, 2012 at 17:52


  10. Jessica

    August 6, 2012 at 22:35

    What a great post! I know “the look” very well! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to stop and appreciate it! By the way, you DEFINITELY deserve all the undying devotion your doggies are giving you! 🙂

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