Since I’m a dog, I am having some help with what I want to tell you. My “Mommy” can use the computer, and I can’t, so she is typing this for me.
Mommy and Daddy are so happy about the rain that we’ve had the last few days. I’m not nearly as happy as they are! When I have to go to the bathroom, I have to go outside and stand in the rain, and I REALLY don’t like that. In fact, I try not to eat or drink much when it’s raining, because then I can wait longer before I have to go outside. Daddy takes me out, but he has a jacket and hat he puts on before we go out the door. I go out and get all wet, then he does dry me off with my towel, and unless it’s really pouring, I do get pretty dry. But — I still don’t like the rain!!
When it rains, we don’t get to go on a walk, and I love walks! It’s been too many days now that we couldn’t walk because of the wet, cold rain. I hope it quits pretty soon! The other time we can’t walk is in the summer when it gets too hot. One day the street burned my feet, so Mommy told Daddy he couldn’t take me for a walk when it’s really hot. This year we didn’t have any rain for a long time, and it wasn’t that hot, so we got to go on two walks some days. I loved that!
Mommy said someone must have dumped a cat here because now a cat greets me every time I go out and when I come in. I tried to get the cat to play one day, and did my little “play dance,” but the cat just meowed loudly at me and wouldn’t play with me. I tried another time, and the silly cat just laid there all curled up and wouldn’t even look at me. Some days the cat and I touch noses as I go by, but not that day. I might be eleven and a half years old, but I still like to play! I can’t play as long at a time as I used to, but it’s still fun to run and play. I grab a ball or toy and run through the house. If I lose the ball or toy in one of the rooms that’s dark, I come back and look at Mommy and Daddy and they will usually help me find it.
I used to go to work at the church with Mommy and Daddy, but when Daddy quit working, now I stay home with him. Mommy still goes to work, and Daddy and I went to work with her a couple of days last week. It had been a long time since I got to do that! I was soooo happy!! When I saw Daddy packing up my bed and bowl, I couldn’t believe it at first, but then I just knew we were going to do something FUN so I really got excited!! I got to see some of the people I used to see, and it was great because they all petted me! I loved that!
Boy, a few minutes ago I got kind of nervous and came and stood closer to Mommy. There was such a big sound from outdoors, I wasn’t sure whether I should be scared or what. Mommy said it is just raining really hard right now and it’s okay, so I laid down close to her. I hope that rain stops sometime soon because I may need to go outside again before too long. When it rains really hard, my towel doesn’t get me very dry, and I don’t like being cold and wet!
Well, Mommy said I have to say goodbye now. Maybe she will help me write again sometime soon. Now — time for a nap.