No, I’m not a dog person!
It’s a beautiful afternoon, today. Today is July, 9, 2015. I’m enjoying this afternoon. It’s quiet. My two dogs are asleep – the way dogs sleep – up one second, down one second, then up again and then down again, the cycle keeps repeating. If I slept like my dogs, I’ll never get my full human sleep. I’ll be going crazy! I’ll be biting anything in sight!
Right now I’m sitting on my couch writing this article, and the dogs seem like they are fast asleep. As a matter of fact, they seem to be in deep sleep! I really need to get off this couch, like right now. But I don’t want to disturb the dogs! But I can’t wait ANY longer! Without making a sound, I pull myself up from the couch. Quietly, I begin to take my first step toward my destination. And, before I’m able to complete that first quiet step, the dogs have made a giant leap and I find them right beside me! Wow, that was faster than any super heroes I know of! Tails wagging, eyes all brightly lit, and faces looking up, asking me, “Are we going somewhere? Let’s go, let’s go…hurry, hurry, hurry!” They realize I’m not paying attention to them. They bend their heads down, and march back into their beds. From their beds, with their eye lids pulled upward, they see me heading towards the john. Oh, so much disappointment in their faces! In their eyes! Then slowly their eyelids close on them again.
My heart sinks. I feel bad. But something tells me not to feel this way. Then, I hear myself saying to me, ‘Seriously, these are dogs, darling! You needn’t worry. You do not need to feel bad about not entertaining them when they want.” “You are too busy with too many things.” That’s true. I do have a lot on my plate! I have a book to finish for my book club meeting next week. I have phone calls to make. I have dishes to clean from last night. I have pictures to frame; baby blankets to sew; run to the store. Then, I have dog-bios to write. I write them for my daughter who volunteers at a local animal shelter. Then there’s dinner to be made; and laundry to be done. The list in an ongoing one.
At one point in my day, I put all responsibilities aside. And, it’s for one thing only! And that is for the daily walk my husband and I take with the dogs. I walk our beagle, and my husband walks the pit bull. I love these walks. I get to see nature up close.
No matter where I’m in the house, my dogs are following me around with their tails wagging. When I come home after being out, they greet me with their tails wagging. They give me kisses and follow me around. They lay on the kitchen floor and watch me while I cook. They watch me work on my sewing machine, read my book, and do laundry. They give me constant companionship. Suddenly, they seem super cute, cuddly and simply adorable.
Dogs, dogs, dogs! At the end, it all keeps coming back to dogs! I guess there’s no denying that my life somewhat revolves around dogs. It’s all okay. If you have a dog, you know how it all works out at the end – We just fall in love with these creatures. I am in love, too! With mine – My beagle, Thomas, who lives to eat; and my pit bull, Dixie, who lives to love.
Back to my question: Am I a dog person? Correct answer: YES! I AM A DOG PERSON! And, I love it!
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