Rated: E · Short Story · Animal · #2247271
A united pack howling out to the world.
|Far in the distance sirens are beginning to wail. A fire truck, an ambulance, or police car rushing to yet another emergency. |
An unusual chorus begins. My sweet Lobo, a big black Lab-Wolf, will always be the one to begin this concert. He raises his head to the stars and utters his doleful howl.
Sampson, son of Lobo, soon follows. His tone a bit higher, yet just as mournful as his father's..
Bella then begins. She is our Great Dane-Lab mix, our gentle giant. She tilts her head towards the heavens, closes her eyes, and begins sending forth the longest and most sorrowful cry of them all. She is the opera singer of our pack.
Even though she is only half the size of the others, our little Terrier mutt Pancake, mothers over them all. She too digs deep within her little body and joins with her unique, almost pained yip. 'Yeelp, yeelp, yeeelp.' I cannot help but laugh.
All are baying in unison, each making their own beautiful music that comes from deep within Each acting upon something that has been passed from one generation to the next for millennia. It is deep within their DNA. They transform back to a time when their ancestors ran free and wild.
I step from my world to join them where they sit. Each acknowledging my presence as they stop, and in unison, turning their heads towards me. Such soft chocolate eyes filled with tender sorrowfulness, and yet I also see a questioning glint. For I am their pack leader and they await my command, my orders, my reaction. “ You heard? Sirens again, there is trouble somewhere, someone might be hurt. Should we go? Can we go? What do we do?”
I take a moment.... slowly raising my head towards the heavens, I also reach from deep inside my soul and release my own song, “Ahuuuuuuuuuuu, Ahuuuuuuuuuu”. Immediately my pack joins their leader and we are all baying towards the heavens with music only our pack can make. We howl out well wishes to the world, as well as throughout the Universe. Wishes for each and every person in need, may you be well, may you be safe, may you find peace.