Many years ago when 9 hounds had taken over our home there were many ‘group’ roos during the day. There usually was a main ‘song leader’ and the others joined in, accept for the most bashful singer.
Roni was usually the songstress who started it all.
One by one the singing hounds passed away as well as all the others who were too shy to sing.
When there was just Renner and Scooter here I would play some ‘Rooing’ songs to them in hopes they would join in. Though their ears perked and heads tilted to listen, they never did. I missed hearing those head raising, sometimes ear piercing, songs from the heart.
As a lot of you know Scooter passed away a few weeks back.
Renner misses him, that much you can tell, as Scooter was the alpha between the two of them. Renner is now, for the first time in his life, without another hound above him. No doubt this has been a little bit confusing for him, but on the other hand he has all the affection possible lavished upon him. Ruby comes over quite often and spends time with him so certainly he enjoys her company.
However, this morning I played for him the video of hounds rooing and this is what I heard.
Alone, Renner has found his voice again. Rooing here like back in the days when Roni was still here to lead the choir. It actually brought tears to my eyes. I felt he was just singing out what was in his soul and perhaps what was in mine as well.