Monday, June 8, 2009


This is Doggy

A few weeks ago when we were home for my brother's wedding, Aiden was wandering around in my mother's house and found this dog. He immediately snatched it up and brought it over to show me, and I realized it was a gift Sean had given me in the first months we'd started dating. Since that day Doggy has been Aiden's go-to friend. Any time he bumps his head or is feeling sleepy or is just extra happy he carries Doggy around, setting him on the couch and carefully petting his head or kissing his nose. He evens makes Doggy bark at me and kiss my face.

Aiden doesn't carry Doggy everywhere, and sometimes Doggy is content to just sit on the rocking chair, waiting for the moment Aiden needs a hug. When Aiden needs him, he's always waiting right where he was left. It reminds me of the Velveteen Rabbit, because Aiden's love makes him seem so real sometimes. After Aiden has gone to bed, and I'm checking emails or watching t.v. I find myself absently reaching over to scratch him behind the ears. There's real magic in the way Aiden sees him, and it refreshes my own sense of wonder at an age when it's usually long forgotten.

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time" - The Velveteen Rabbit

1 comment :

Veronica Lee said...

Kinda reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes!!