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I call this one below my girlfriend. She loves me so when I come calling on her at one of my best friends’ homes. I love pets and we no longer have one, so I live vicariously through my friend’s and family’s pets. We even watch some from time to time. I’m thinking about spending some time at the shelter walking or playing with some animals. That is assuming they allow that. I don’t think they would turn down free help but there may be rules I’m not aware of.

I’ll stop by and see, this coming month. At a minimum make a donation while there. Animals have so much love to give in such a short period of time. Pets have been so special in our lives and the pain of losing them is unbearable at times in life. But you can’t get much better friends in life.

I’ve been told to watch my licker this weekend. Photo by Mike Hartley

Yes, they are takers. They demand attention but on their terms. They expect that food and will let you know if it’s late or not up to standard or better yet why are we not having what you’re having attitudes. They want to crash where they want to. Even if that means between the two of you and the least favorite might just get the short side or edge of the bed.

They can’t believe you’re not taking them with you every time you leave. And are upset and at the same time elated to see you when you return even if you’re just bringing in the trash can. And go away without them for a day or week and if they could call 911 you would be charged with abuse even if you have made the most loving arrangements for them.

What got me going on this Pet wave of thoughts was the disappointment yesterday from my granddaughter that my son didn’t bring his dogs for Thanksgiving. And this morning the first shot I looked at was my wife and my first pets.

Pets are like adding a permanent child to the home. One that will add work, care, cost, and time. But rewards make those seem inconsequential.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Turkey sliders – doing my part to eliminate leftovers.
  • Finally a free Friday. Figures feeling 100% wasn’t in the cards.
  • The smile of a 3-year-old just coming out of the bedroom in the morning and seeing you with a fresh box of doughnuts is something that will stay with me for a long time.
  • There is a fine line between full and oops. Glad I know not to cross that one.
  • My better half says the stores were really crowded. I’ll take her word on this one.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

One thought on “Friends

  1. Pets are members of the family which is why it’s so hard when they die

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