As one day with no walks melded into another and then days into one week andd another week, I began to sleep in front of my French door and take fabulous adventures in my dreams.
Angel Foley was aware of my Mom's toe surgery and told me to be prepared to not go on as many walks as I had in the past. She also said she'd come and visit me in my dreams while Mom's toe was healing and she'd see to it I stayed entertained. Despite all hoomans bravado they are a helpless lot and my Mom is no exception.
One dream I remember in particular involved Angel Foley coming by my house riding a beautiful blue dragon by the name of Fred. Foley and Fred landed on my back deck with Foley proceeding to knock on my French door (honestly bangs is more like the truth) yelling my name at the top of her voice. I run to the door asking if she realizes she's going to wake up my Mom and Dad. She simply laughs and says, "Molly hoomans can't hear or see me". I look at her in astonishment and say, "Really?" Really she replies. Welll...what about the dragon? They can't possibly miss a dragon on the back deck". Foley, a bit exasperated by my inexperience with how day dreams transpire lets out a sigh and says, "Molly, do you want to sit here and quibble over the little details or would you like to go on an adventure?" That was a rather easy decision considering how long I'd been trapped inside. From that point on I was simply along for the ride. Pawfuriends let me tell you, it was honestly some ride.
If you don't know Angel Foley she is a tiny little Yorkie that is a tremendous force of nature. She is as fierce as any Dachshund I've ever met. More determined than any pup you'll ever meet, and she has a heart that's pure gold.
Her mission in her after life, is to watch over all her furiends that are here on the mortal side, and she swears in all the pups that cross over Rainbow Bridge. She lives in a different realm than we pups here on earth. That being said, when Angel Foley says she's going to take you on an adventure, she's going to take you to universes you've never dreamed existed; and she's going to take you on the back of a dragon.
Simply getting on Fred's back was a big enough adventure for me. You have to keep in mind he's huge. Foley took my hand and led me to Fred's side. He gently put out his tremendous paw and carefully lifted us onto his back. There were seatbelts between his shoulder blades. Fred told us, "Ok kids buckle up".
With one flap of Fred's wings we were up over the treetops here in my little part of rural NC. Looking down I was surprised at how small my home appeared. In a couple of more flaps we were far up into the milky way.
Foley leaned close into Fred's ear and I saw him nod his head. Cupping her paws in my direction Foley yelled over the noise of the wind, "Hold on tight we're going moon beam fishing. I give her a quizzical look, but braced myself for a landing. All things considered, seeing as how I'd never rode a dragon before I found the landing fairly comfortable. It was nice not having the wind whistling in my ears and blowing through my whiskers.
Fred helps us down and tells us he'll be taking off in about an hour. Foley gives him a wave and says, "We'll be back soon". Taking me by the hand she runs down a path smiling with the joy of our grand adventure. Looking at me she ask, "What do you think of your day dream Molly?"
I look at my furiend with new found respect and admiration. Being a simple country pup who finds indescribable pleasure sniffing though fields looking for mice, moles and bunnies, a dragon ride though the milky way to go moon beam fishing was something out of a fairy tale. I reply," Foley, This adventure is something dreams are made of". Angel Foley simply smiled and said come down to the ocean Molly, you'll never believe what you're going to see".
I run down the path following her until we get to the ocean and then I see my dear furiend Angel Foley catching moon beams in a jar. She turns and smiles, "Pick up that jar. Catch yourself some moon beams".
After some time had passed and we had walked farther down the beach suddenly we looked up in time to see a little boy swinging over the ocean on the moon. I look at Foley and said, "I thought this was our dream Angel Foley, " Foley replied, Molly, the magic of dreams is what helps us all (humans and pups) get through the difficult times in our lives, it's what connects us.
Waking up from my dream, I looked at my Mom and wondered, where do her dreams take her, as I realized, no walkies might be boring for my Mom too.
Love Molly and my Mom