Monday, November 26, 2012

"Tummpity- Thump- Thump"

When I close my eyes,,,,
ohh I can remember my journey so clearly
It seemed like it was yesterday
when that little golden, leaf landed in front of me.
It swirled
 then gently lifted me into the wind!
I knew that soon I would be touching sun rays
 and little twinkle stars
 and find where magic lives!
I just knew it!
There was so much that I wanted to see and feel and know!
Yes, I found treasures and new wonders,
 that will live in my heart forever!
      But,  there  comes a time for journeys to end.
     And now, it was time to go home.

 Happy moon beams were dancing everywhere on the dappled forest floor.
 They looked like magic bubbles to me!
  I wanted to dance with them!
  But right now was not the perfect time.
     No, not yet.
   'There is a time for everything', I told myself.
    Sometimes other things are much more important!
    Have you ever felt that way, too?

   I knew this was the exact forest trail that would take me home!
   I had been on this trail before, but this time- it looked different to me.
     Ohh, how I was longing for my home in the forest,
    where hugs and kisses were waiting for me!

            I looked up at the soft shadows that were hugging the big  trees.
          The shadows stood so still in the  darkness.
          How I wished that I  could be like them, so strong and mysterious!

        Deep, deep  in the deepest part of me,
        I could feel vibrations of a very familiar beating,,,
      The sound was coming from somewhere.....
       I wonder where.
       Which way should I go?
         I held my breath as I listened closely.
      I did not want to miss a sound.
      I knew the beating was reaching out to me.
      It was guiding me, just like so many times before.
       I knew I must keep going
      and so I shuffled my paws along in the quiet.
       I stopped and closed my eyes as I listened.
     The silence made time stand still,,,
      but for only a moment.

    I could feel  my own heart beating so fast-
    from happiness, and joy!
    Certainly this was the way home!

    The only night sounds that I could hear
     were the gentle trickles of the little stream,,
     yes- gentle trickles.
     The bright rays of the moon
     were glowing over the tree tops
    and then I heard a ' hoot hoot hoot' in the distance.
      Oh yes,  this is the way.
       I was certain!

     I wasn't afraid,
    but I felt my bones trembling.
    Has that ever happened to you?

     The shadows could not scare me.
    The darkness could not scare me.
      No not me-- not  the Tweedles.
   The keeper of the forest will never be afraid!
         Not ever!

  A strong  feeling lured into my heart and was pulling at me.
   I trudged along
   as the familiar beating became stronger.
    I felt like someone was holding my paw and leading me.
  Ohh so carefully,
   I climbed over monster logs
  and twisted roots and briars that lay everywhere in the gooey mud.
 My paws were so cold but I knew I must go on.
I felt as though I had traveled to the ends of the earth.
 just perhaps,,, I did!
 My journey was not over yet,
  no not yet, but almost!
   You see,
   there was still someone special that I must find.
    Someone who lived in the forest
   and whose heart  beat to the same rhythm as mine.
Yes, it was my friend Methuselah,, that is who I longed to see.
 'Oh I must find him, I mumbled to myself.'

  I stopped and sat on some squishy moss.
  Oh, the soft moss soothed my heart,
 like the warmest blanket that you can ever imagine.
   I wiggled my toes into the moss,
   while gazing into the star lit sky
 I remember when I wiggled my paws in the moss-
    on warm summer days.
    I sniffed at the familair sweet forest fragrances
     of moss and fir boughs and the earth.
       Oh so many memories had filled my heart to overflowing!

           the glow from every star in the sky sprinkled down on me!
        I was so overcome with  the brightness,
         that my whiskers twitched!
       I looked up and watched the glow as it fell around me
       like millions of twinkling diamonds.

         It was then at that moment,
    when in the distance I saw the familiar branches lifting to the sky.
       The branches were those of  Methuselah, the wisest, and most mysterious tree in the forest.
      It seemed as though the branches were touching all the new stars in the sky....
     those special new stars.

          I ran as fast as I could to Methuselah.
         I placed my paws on his heart
           and happy tears fell from my eyes.
     I snuggled my ear on his trunk and I could feel the Thumpity,,thumpity,,thump
      of our hearts as they beat together.
      With pleading eyes and a quivering happy voice, I  whispered
       'lift me up Methuselah!
    Lift me up!'
      In a sudden sweep of his strong branches
         Methuselah- reached down to me and lifted me high to the tree top! 
     The beating of his heart comforted me like a giant hug,
    and I sighed.
  His giant branches cradled me and I felt so safe.
       'Oh Methuselah', I said,
     'even though stormy days have come your way-
            you are still strong!'
    'You have not weakend, you have not fallen..
      You have not given up'.
 You are still the most magestic, wisest tree in the forest'!

    In silence the two of us watched the twinkles in the star lit sky.
    I reflected on my journey on that magical leaf,
     and how we twirled across the seas,
     jagged cliffs
    and deep dark holes.
  I thought about the rhythm of Methuselah's heart beat
and how his strength guided me back to my forest.

     as the moon beams glowed brighter and brighter
  I  looked up and saw a big golden eye wink at me.
     It was Owlburt - everyone's friend in the forest.
      With a 'hoot hoot hoot',
     Owlburt sailed over to me and hooted in my ear.
    'Your journey is over Tweedles,,,
    Let's go home!'.

     And so it was at that magical moment,
        Owlburt outstretched his splendorious wings.
         I climbed onto his soft feathered back- just like so many times before.
         I layed my head on his neck and held tight to his feathers!
   In a giant leap we were swooping across the sky,
      and in the distance I  could hear
            thumpity thumpy thump .
          I turned to wave goodbye to Methusula
          and then I said '.let's go home Owlburt- let's go home.'
         ' Take me home to where I belong,
          and then lets dance in the moon beams together..'
                            Nitey nite

    Dedicated with love to all the new stars in the sky.


Angel Payton, Donald, and Daisy's Gampy said...

So beautiful, Tweedles!!!! Thank you for sharing your magical adventure with us!


Barbara said...

I'm so glad you're back!!! What an incredible story! I knew everyone would still be there to welcome you home!

stellaroselong said...

Oh Tweedles your words came at the most perfect time for me...i am so glad you found your way back home again i have missed you much.
Your friend in spirit
stella rose

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh Tweedles that was absolutely beautiful
Benny & Lily

Meredith LeBlanc said...

Tweedles, we've missed you beautiful girl! Thank you for sharing your journey. We're sending you kisses in the wind...

Meredith & Scarlet

stellaroselong said...

tweedles can you send me your address at
stella rose

Idaho PugRanch said...

Welcome back! Tweedles!! What a beautiful journey you embarked on.

Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Poppy said...

What an adventure! You look so adorable among those leaves.


tubby3pug said...

We are so glad to see you and what a lovely story

urban hounds

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tweedles for telling of you journey and adventure, and made it home safely.

Your Furiends
Susie & bites

Chatty Crone said...

Gosh that was a great story Tweedles. And it sounds like it could be a real story of someones life. Sandie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Now that's the Tweedles we all know and love - so good to see you back with us. We hope things are all well at home. We have so missed you and your wonderful adventures.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Tweedles, I have missed you so much! Thank goodness you are back with us to share your magical adventures and lovely words and bubbles.

xoxo, Pip

Bobbi and Gracie said...

So, so sweet Tweedles! Nitey-nite!

Mary Ann said...

Brava, Tweedles... your story was so beautiful, and worth waiting for.

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

I enjoyed your words very much!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are overjoyed that you are back, dearest friend! You were missed mightily and the world seemed less magical without your perspective. We hope all is well and that all are at peace with the Universe. Know you are loved.

Studio at the Farm said...

My Dearest and Most Wonderful Tweedles,
Your saga moved me to tears with the beauty and awesomeness of your description. I wish someone could read it to me, so I could close my eyes, and let my imagination take me with you on your journey.
You have outdone yourself with this story.
Hugs to all of you, Moms and Methuselah and Owlburt, too.

chicamom85 said...

Tweedles my sweet pal, that was an incredible adventure! Mommy read it to me 3 times because when it was over, I wanted to start again. You are so brave. I felt like I was ther with you, I could feel your emotions through that beautifully written story. Were you scared when you were lifted up so high? It must have ben amazing. I was so happy when Owlbert came that I spun and danced. Thank you for sharing this journey, you always make me so happy and I love you. Please give our love to Mommies and we hope they are doing well.

Loveys your pal Sasha

Molly The Wally said...

That is simply magical Tweedles. Lovely. You are very clever. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Pug Hugs, P@ul@ said...

My Dearest Friend Tweedles; Methuselah is a wise guide and will never steer you wrong. We need to respect the trees of the forest, they loves us so. Your journey was a beautiful one. Being back with Moms is a good thing too! xoxo Paula

Madi and Mom said...

Tweedles what a very beautiful post dedicated to your glorious forest and the critters living there.
Hugs madi

haopee said...

This is amazing... I was just wondering if your mom ever worked on publishing children's book with your pictures on it. You guys are inspiring and amazing!

Happy Moon Beams!


Archie and Melissa said...

oh tweeee!

i have happy tears in my eyes!

this is the most beautiful story i have ever read!

oh i am saving it forever so i can read it over and over!

what an amazing journey!
thank you for taking us with you!

love always!
missy & archie

KB said...

Tweedles, What a splendid story. I love Methuselah and I'm so glad that you went to see him, reaching high in the sky toward those precious stars. And then, a flight home on an owl's back. You lucky girl, Tweedles... We are so glad that you are back, for all of us have missed our precious Tweedles.

Jan Mader said...

Even though you left on a journey Tweedles it was another journey that brought you back home. Back where you belong. Back where those who love you are waiting. The magic that you know is so special because you share it with us.

What a beautiful heart you have Tweedles. What a wonderful soul. Keep writing for us...please! xoxoxoxooxoxoxo

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I sure have missed you Tweedles. But I'm glad you've been with Methuselah and Owlburt. They sound like grand friends to have!

Anonymous said...

So Happy your back with us Tweedles and your human also. I do hope your all right. Please take care of yourself.. All the best George the nasty and his human cynthia

Mitch and Molly said...

You feel and say everything so beautifully, Tweedles! We love to visit your blog because we leave feeling wonderfully renewed!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Payton's mom said...

Dearest Tweedles,
I am so glad that you came home and took the time to share this beautiful journey with us. It touched me to tears. I love you and your moms and have been thinking about you all every day.

Oskar said...

What an awesome journey. Thank you for sharing it.

Nubbin wiggles,

haopee said...

I just dropped by again to say hi... I hope you don't mind spamming you with HIs and HELLOs.

Huggies and Cheese,


Jacobi said...

Dear Tweedles,

What a wonderful adventure! You are truly tuned in with Nature, just like a wild wolf...


dw said...

Tweedles! I am so glad to have you back from your journey! Going on a journey can be exciting and a little bit scary sometimes, but it's always good to return, too; to come back to what you know and love. Thanks for stopping by!!

Karen and Riley

Remington said...

Oh you have a way with words, my friend....beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Diane said...

What a beautiful story, Tweedles! Thank for sharing your magic with all of us....I love you, sweet girl! xoxoxo

Sandy said...

Little Tweedles....your words had me traveling along with you on your journey. I'm so glad to see you back telling us stories again and taking us places with you. Kisses....

Cotton said...

What a cool post! Such a lovely adventure you had

Chicco said...

I can dream with your words, thank you so much for this.
Have a nice day.
Woof, woof,


Sharon Wagner said...

What a wonderful tale. It was spun with such a magical heart. Welcome home Tweedles!

Jan Mader said...

We need more stories Tweeds! xoxoxoxo

Frank The Tank said...

Oh my darling Tweedles, you set my mind free with your wonderful woodland story, you always fill my soul with magic and song whenever I read your curly pug tales! Those magical bubbles filled with the light from the moonbeams seem to bounce among the clouds and fall through the stars in the sky and land in my heart! I'm glad you found your way home, you have found your way in to my heart just as easy! Love, Licks, Hugs and Tummy Rubs from your Furiend Frank XxxxX

Raelyn said...

I'm back in the saddle again!! I have missed your sweet face!! ;)
This story kept me on the edge of my seat!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!

sashacleo said...

welcome back, tweedles! thank you so much for your kind words. we like to think of our sasha as being one of those new stars....

Meredith LeBlanc said...

We love you Tweedles & Mommies! Happy New Year!

Meredith & Scarlet