2017 WordPress Photo Challenge – Cheeky – Tick-Tock

This is a clock my mil gave us for Christmas way back in the early 1980’s. It’s been a wonderful clock over the decades. The only maintenance is requires is changing the battery every year or so (well other than re-setting when we spring forward or fall back.)
We are in such a habit of looking at this clock for the time, that when we moved it, along with the corner curio cabinet that it set on, to another room, we still looked for the clock. It took less than 24 hours for us to have a corner shelf put up and the clock back in its corner spot. We shared a good laugh over it.
This clock makes a pleasant little tick-tock sound produced by a swinging pendulum. It’s a sound that we live with and never pay much attention too.
This morning at 9:39 am Shelibean sounded his alarm of barking and running around the living room. Looked around and couldn’t see anything amiss. I looked outside and didn’t see anyone around the house. I told Sheli, “There’s nothing wrong.” Kind of odd, but Sheli calmed down and I went on about my day.
A few hours later, I glanced at the clock in the corner and noticed it was still 9:39 am and it had stopped. It was time to change batteries.
It took a moment for me to realize that the stopped time was when Sheli had sounded his alarm. He had been alerting me that the tick-tock sound had stopped.
I changed the battery under Sheli’s watchful eyes. When the tick-tock started again, he curled up on the couch and went to sleep. The world here at home sounded right again.
I’m proud of Sheli for being so in tuned with our environment that even a missing small tick-tock of a clock is something that was important enough to let me know. I wish I was smart enough to have figured it out at the time he alerted me.

Our pets must just shake their heads sometimes and wonder who should really be in charge.I suspect Shelibean was feeling a little bit cheeky about being right.

WordPress Photo Challenge – Cheeky
“Find a little irreverence in your world.”

 

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10 thoughts on “2017 WordPress Photo Challenge – Cheeky – Tick-Tock

  1. Ha! What a smart little boy to have known something was wrong because that familiar noise had stopped! I’ve got a similar, though much newer, clock that my dad got for me a few years ago. It’s almost totally silent though – you only hear what little noise it makes if there is no other noise and you’re really trying hard to listen for it. And the batteries need changed about twice a year to keep the time accurate, more often of they’re to hold enough power to keep the pendulum swiveling back and forth. I love it though. My dad’s got a matching one at his place so it always makes me think of him when I look to see what time it is.

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    • Thanks so much CW
      Your Dad sounds like a sweet fellow. It sounds like a comfort to your heart to see the clock and think of him. That’s so wonderful.
      My mil bought a clock like this one for each one of her children’s homes. These clocks are simple and charming. Your clock ticks like this one does, Almost silent, unless your listening for it. 🙂

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