That was the state of the house and studio today. You could have, at any moment in time, heard a pin drop on the wooden floors.
No, it wasn’t an emotional tension in the house issue, as we so often imply with that statement, it was reality.
Twenty years ago when we moved into this house, we had animals. At the time we had Siamese cats, and one dog. And although they didn’t usually make a lot of noise, they were still there, in the background, padding from room to room, talking to and at each other (and at the dog) and making noise.
Over the years, we’ve had dogs in the house, sometimes as many as 5 dogs at once, so there was always the patter of dog paws, or the barks of play, or the grumbles of irritation when one was napping and another wanted to play.
But now, we’re down to just the two little ones, Ciarra and Nissa. And usually this house is even noisier with just those two than it was when we had five dogs here! They generate quite a bit of noise in their playtime.
Today they had their “spa” day at the groomer, and for the first time in 20 years I spent the day here working entirely alone, no dogs, no cats, DH gone to work. And boy was it unnerving! You could have, at any point in time, heard a pin drop on the floor.
So while talking with DH, I reminded him of the conversations we have had about how maybe one day we’ll be without any pets and the house will be quiet. This conversation usually takes place as we’re trying to talk and the pups are playing loudly in a mock fight with each other. And then I might have proceeded to inform him that such a day will never come! I don’t like this much quiet! LOL I guess over the years I’ve gotten used to pets underfoot and making noise. And while it was nice to get all the floors cleaned today without instantly having paw prints all over them, I think from here on out the girls will go to the groomer on separate days. That way I get one of them home with me regardless of whether DH is home that day or not, and that particular dog gets an all attention on it day too. Sounds like a bonus to both of us.
Thankfully the house won’t remain quiet for much longer. By the time you read this, the pups will be home from the groomers (and you know they are going to look SO CUTE for about 5 minutes before they get messy outside), and DH is on his way home for supper and in for the weekend, so the “quiet” of the house won’t remain for very long.