Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Happiness is a warm puppy

Sam is back.

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to write those words. He stayed at the kennel an extra day to get a thorough grooming, so now his coat is soft and even smells good. It's been wet, so Sam hasn't had a chance to go outside and roll in teh leaves to ruin this effect - though part lab, Sam cannot stand the rain.

Thanks to having spent five days playing with other dogs, Sam is very tired - too tired even to supervise my writing and suggest that I take a break. He's fast asleep under the table, his nose buried in his tail. It's amazing to me how much company and companionship can come from someone who doesn't speak, except to defend me from the neighbors.

Words Written: zero
Lessons Graded: seven

2 comments:

Joe said...

Remembering well that day before the dog comes back from the kennel, and the house feels empty without them. And how right it feels when he (or she) is back.

John B. said...

We definitely become attached to our pets.

Our dog is almost as much of a member of our family as our kids are! Of course, I would never trade a dog for my kids (well, OK, there are a few times I have considered it :) )

The boys view the dog as almost another sibling...they will even cover up for her when she gets into trouble with me.

I love pets, especially dogs, they are such loyal animals.