Boy has won a contest at school. He has the highest marks all year in the 5th grade. For his reward he is able to ……get this…..bring his pet to school. That’s me! I have spent most of the morning getting ready. I have on my School Supplies Classy Collar, which everyone is sure to admire.
At breakfast, there is whining from Girl and Little Girl that they don’t get a chance to bring me to school. Boy says with a sly grin on his face, “If you got the highest grades in your class, you could bring Jax to school too.” Then there is a 10 minute walk to school. After we arrive, we make our way to Boy’s classroom amid shocked stares and little girls trying in vain to pet me. Easy girls….you’ll all get a chance.
Finally in Homeroom, boy must give a short speech about me. “My dog’s name is Jax, She is 6 years old. She is a great friend to my sisters and me. (as I blush a little) She is a German Shepherd and she protects our family very well. We go on many adventures together” As the class applauds, I can’t help but feel humbled that I belong to such a great family that takes good care of me and affords me every opportunity to have fun and go on great adventures. …..Peace out Pups!
Oh, Valentines Day! The day to celebrate your love…whoever you are and whatever your situation. I’m wearing my Candy Hearts Classy Collar…..perfectly dressed for when the children come home from school. Here they are now. Each is carrying a shoebox that has been covered in red wrapping paper and decorated with hearts etc…They carefully empty the boxes onto the dining room table to check out their goodies.
Girl puts “girl” valentines in one pile and “boy” valentines in another. Then each “boy” valentine is read with great interest to see if there is any hidden meaning. Then all candy is removed and the valentines go in the trash.
Boy has no patience for girl/boy piles. All the candy is removed and the valentines go in the trash.
Little Girl reads every valentine and then removes the candy. She picks out the prettiest 3 from her pile and tapes them on the door of her room. She tells me it’s to remind her that she has BFFs at school who love her. I told her that she doesn’t need anyone else to love her but me. Then I jumped on her and licked her until she cried tears of laughter.…….Peace out Pups.
I was snoozing by the fireplace last night. The children were quietly playing a board game next to me. School had been cancelled because of the snow falling all day. My sleep was disrupted by a small annoying sound…..mew….mew…mew. I choose to ignore it and return to my dream of chasing rabbits through the backyard in the summertime. I was hoping everyone else would ignore it too, but that was wishful thinking. Boy popped up and ran to the slider that leads to the deck. He carefully parts the drapes and to my great dismay…..there sits a little black kitten.
Now I will admit, said kitten looks pitiful with snow piling up around her and she is quite tiny to be out in a snowstorm, but this is MY house and there are no other animals permitted! They may visit…..Owner may dogsit…..but then they GO HOME! After Kitten has been dried, fed, and fussed over, I hear the words I’ve been dreading………”Mom…..can we keep her PLEASE!”.
Owner simply cannot resist her 3 children looking up at her with big eyes and even bigger smiles………..So, we have a cat now. I’m not happy about this at all. I will write again soon. Kitten’s disposition and impact on my family bears further scrutiny…….Peace out Pups.