Excitement is in the air. I don’t know what’s going on, but mama is running around the house like a person on fire.
She’s dragging out suitcases. Pulling clothes from the closet and stacking them on her bed.
Changing her mind. Putting a stack back and replacing it with a different one.
She keeps saying things like, “There’s just so much to do!” and then she’s off, racing around again.
Doing laundry. Changing the bed. Running that loud sucking thing they call “vacuum.”
She’s making me tired, just watching her.
Before I could get a nice nap though, she scooped me up and set me on a table.
Where the “torture implements” were already laid out and waiting.
The brush, scissors, thinning shears, nail clippers, and her “old lady glasses,” so she won’t chop off one of my feeties.
What could I do but lie down and suffer?
I’m not blowing my coat, honest. I don’t do that at this time of year.
But you’d never know it by what mama yanked out. Here, take a look:
As you can see, I’m wearing my bored expression. Because I hate that camera-thing pointed at me.
But if you look closely, you can also see how pretty my ears and front paws are. Mama said so, and she knows these things.
As for that mess in the sack, well, better off than on (even if it looks like something mama could have used to make a baby Sheltie!).
Back to my story.
Have you figured out yet why mama is running around like a whirling dervish? No?
Well, she told me, and I’ll pass it on — she’s FINALLY going to take a few days off!
It’s like she’s been saying forever — We’re going to pack the suitcases, load them in the car, and go somewhere.
But I was beginning to doubt her. You would, too, if you were me.
I mean, “patience” and “waiting” just aren’t in this dog’s vocabulary.
And mama so needs a vacation.
Here’s the best part: I get to go, too!
I don’t care where we go, or for how long, just as long as I can stay with my mama.
The kennel is nice, but it’s not mama. (Don’t tell her I said that, ‘k? No need for her to think I’m being all clingy and annoying).
Mama and I will catch up with y’all when we land. Until then, have a super weekend!