Made in Spare Time

On Corgi Snores

The sweet and gentle lullaby of a corgi’s soft snore is the most sublime soundtrack for a lazy weekend morning. It is the perfect moment to forget the worries of the week and bask in the unadulterated love and warmth that comes with the presence of a beloved pet. In my case, it is the presence of my dear corgi, Tilly, that turns an ordinary weekend morning into a moment to treasure.

Tilly, our endearing and charming corgi, shares our king-sized bed, snuggling between my wife and me as we revel in the luxury of sleeping in. It is these weekend mornings when the world slows down that we can truly enjoy the simple pleasure of each other’s company. Tilly’s presence, nestled cozily between us, serves as a reminder to live in the present and cherish the joy of togetherness.

As the first light of morning gently graces our bedroom, Tilly’s rhythmic snores become the melody that orchestrates our daybreak. Her soft breaths, the occasional tufts of air from her little exhales, fill the room with a sense of serenity. It’s as if she’s giving us permission to forget the hustle and bustle of life and simply be in the moment.

Corgis are known for their adorable, stumpy legs, and intelligent, expressive faces. But it is Tilly’s snores that hold a special place in my heart. They are the embodiment of contentment that only a loving home can provide. As Tilly’s snores drift through the room, it’s impossible not to smile and feel a sense of gratitude for the love and companionship she brings to our lives.

In these quiet moments, I am faced with the sullen reminder of Tilly’s age. She is no longer the sprightly young corgi that I never got to know since we adopted her at a later point in her life. Time has left in its wake a wise and seasoned corgi who has shared many of late life’s ups and downs with us.

With age comes the inevitable truth that Tilly’s days with us are numbered. The thought weighs heavily on my heart, a bittersweet reminder of the fleeting nature of life. But as I lie in bed, with my wife by my side and Tilly’s comforting snores filling the room, I realize that it’s precisely this impermanence that makes these moments so precious.

So we let the world pass us by, just for a little while, as we lie in our cozy cocoon of blankets and pillows. We breathe in the soothing rhythm of Tilly’s snores, letting them lull us into a state of peaceful relaxation. A state in which we find ourselves more connected than ever – to each other, to Tilly, and to the simple joy of being present in the moment.

It is in these tranquil mornings that I find the strength and inspiration to face the week ahead. Tilly’s presence, and her soft snores, serve as a gentle reminder to me that, at its core, life is about the connections we share, the moments we treasure, and the love we give and receive.

As the sun continues to rise and the world outside our window begins to stir, I hold on to these moments just a little bit longer. Tilly’s soothing snores to wash over my wife and I, enveloping us in a blanket of love, connection, and presence. With each soft breath, we are reminded once again that it is the simple moments, shared with those we love, that make life truly worth living.