And that's exactly the way I feel right now. I know time flies when you're having a good time, but this is absurd!
It's anything but a typical Sunday morning, or maybe a better way to put it is, it's the new Sunday morning. It's early, Sheila and I had been up for half an hour when I started this post, but so were the "kids." And, it's now taken me two hours to write this short post - only because of the interruptions for playtime, potty-breaks, breakfast and chasing balls, bones, and squeaky toys!
Time for everyone to meet Belle and Lucy. They were born three days apart. They're the best of friends, and they're non-stop puppy energy at sixteen weeks. The interaction is hysterical to watch. Lucy is the alpha female, but Belle holds her own, especially when it comes to stealing toys.
I've written a lot about Molly the Wonder Dog over the years. I know that anyone who's ever lost a dog knows that empty feeling in your heart when they're gone. There's no time limit on grieving. However, there is a time when you realize what a gift they were in your life. You never forget them, but you know it's time to open your heart to a new pet.
Well, Sheila wanted a small dog, and I wanted a bigger one...so the compromise was two dogs, a Havanese that will weigh in at ten pounds fully grown and a Mini-Golden Doodle at twenty-five. Watching them interact has been non-stop laughter, but it's almost a full-time job.
And here's my point: I'm not sure what two old farts like us were thinking getting two puppies. It's exhausting! But, there's something wonderful when in the evening, as we're watching TV, they're asleep in our laps. Our initial thought was they'd keep us young...no guarantee on that yet, but they're keeping us in shape and smiling between bouts of exhaustion! LOL
"Just like butter in a hot pan, your heart will melt when your puppy takes a nap in your lap."
Wishing everybody a day filled with smiles...take the time for those eleven-second hugs, although a buddy sent me an article recently that suggests twenty-seconds is the new hug time. And, if there's a pet in your house, go for a hug in their direction too.
Happy Sunday everybody...or Monday to friends on the other side of the world!
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