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 is 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 unusual concert. He raises his head to the stars and utters a doleful howl.
His son Sampson soon follows, his tone higher, yet just as mournful as his father's..
Bella follows next. She is our Great Dane-Lab mix, our gentle giant. She tilts her head towards the heavens, closes her eyes, and sends 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, Pancake, our Terrier mutt, is the one who 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 now baying in unison, each making their own beautiful music. Coming from deep within, from something that has been passed on from one generation to the next for millennia, deep within their DNA. They are transforming back to a time when their ancestors ran free and wild.
I step outside to where they sit, acknowledging my presence, they stop, and in unison turn their heads to me. Such soft chocolate eyes filled with tender sorrowfulness, and yet I also see a questioning glint. For I am their pack leader and know them. 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.... Raising my head towards the heavens, and I reach also from deep inside my soul too 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.