I’m usually a pretty laid back, easy-going kinda guy. But yesterday, I couldn’t take it any more.
Mom was busy with her job. I don’t know what she does all day. Seems she just stares at the screen of that computer thing or furiously taps on the keys or is talking to other voices through it. Sure seems rather boring to me.
But I put up with it.
While she is doing that most of the day, I can usually keep myself pretty busy. I might be doing any number of these great, fun things while she is working:
- playing donut (I especially like to squeak it loud when she is on what she calls a “conference call.” If I do it enough, she give me a bone, because then I am much quieter. Ha ha – who is the winner there?!
- chewing on some old bones in my toy basket
- emptying out my toy basket
- going in and outside through my doggie door to explore what is going on in the yard
- daydreaming out the window and watching for friends to come and go
- chasing my tail
Don’t you agree that is a much better day than looking at a computer?!
One of the highlights of my day, though, is an afternoon walk. Mom and I usually do that around what she calls “lunch” time. She gets to eat AGAIN during the day for lunch. I only get breakfast and dinner. What is with that??!! But – if I get a walk, I am pretty happy. And besides, I almost always find things on the ground to eat along the way!
So yesterday, noon passed and one o’clock passed (I know this from my internal doggie clock) and then two o’clock passed. Mom was still staring at that computer, and we had not gone for a walk. I knew my friend, Kitty, was probably worried and wondered where we were, and I was getting a little “antsy.”
I started to pace.
Mom ignored me.
I licked her bare foot.
She shooshed me away.
I jumped in her lap!
Aha! Now I have your attention lady!
She laughed and told me to be patient and wait a few more minutes.
So I waited… for what seemed like an eternity (about 20 seconds), and then I just had to do it….
I rarely bark. No need for such noisy jabber, but sometimes…..
when no other hints or tactics work……
You just have to bark.
Mom laughed. She really did need a break.
And we went for a walk.
And I got to tell Kitty all about how the barking worked.
Kitty is going to see if barking works at Kitty’s house too.
You might like to try it too…
at your house
if all else fails,
and you really need…
Woofs & Wags,