Hangin With my Bro’s

Every so often you need to take some time away from the daily grind and just hang out with the ones that you can just be yourself with. Now don’t get me wrong, I love being with Doc, but she just doesn’t get me the way my canine buddies do. Knowing that, she arranged a nice surprise for me.

First let me back up a minute and tell you what’s been going on. For the last week and a half, Doc and I have been on vacation. No matter how much you enjoy your job, it’s always good to pause and get away. To tell you the truth, Doc and I have been so worn out by everything that happened over the last year we decided not to plan anything and thought we would would just take things day by day. No schedule and no one to answer to felt like the best way to take care of ourselves and it has been wonderful. Some days we take day trips and sometimes we just rest and hang out at the community swimming pool. With that being said, Doc didn’t forget about me and last Saturday she announced that she had a special surprise. She told me that she had been asked to babysit my friends Norman and Frankie while their humans were gone for the day and she was bringing them over to our house. Yippee!

Luckily it was a gorgeous day and not too hot. Boy did we have fun. When we weren’t running around the yard chasing each other or catching the tennis ball, we spent our down time peeing on stuff and eating any strange thing we found in the yard.. It was heaven except for that little fella Frankie. Let me tell you that puppy is still kind of wild . He’s only a year old and has way too much energy for this old dog, but luckily since I am so much bigger all I have to do is gently put my paw on him and he calms down. There are strict pack rules in the dog world and we like to set boundaries to keep order. Apparently no one gave Frankie that memo. I told Norman that he has my sympathy having to deal with a little brother that is still learning the rules of the pack. Norman said he was appreciative that I could feel his pain. I told him he could come and talk to me anytime because that’s what bro’s are for. Sometimes the best thing you can do for a friend is to listen and keep your opinions to yourself.

Well, as all good things must come to an end, Norman and Frankie’s family came home and they needed to leave. I was all tuckered out and ready to rest any way. It had been a long day. That night as I was dozing off into dream land I remembered to count my blessings and to be thankful for the gift of my friendships. After all, nothing is better than having friends that know all about you and still accept you just the way you are.

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