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Adventures with Annie

The Company of a Good Friend

April 27th 2009 6:50 pm
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Mom and I just finished reading "Marley and Me". I was lying on the couch, mom was in the recliner. I could hear her crying; I kept looking over at her, my eyes raised. " Are you alright mom?" Alley, our gray kitty, came up beside the recliner, lifted her paw and meowed, softly. She got in mom's lap. Mom petted her and then Alley got down. Mom continued to read, more tears, more sobbing. "Ok, that's it!" "Let's Play!" I brought her some toys and I barked at her until she stopped reading (and crying) and played with me. (I really did it to make her stop crying, but don't tell her, shhh!") I , like Marley, rested my snout in my friend's lap and looked up into her eyes. As mom finished the book, she remembered this sentence in the story which truly sums up the way we (MOM AND I) feel about our Dogster friends. "Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky". Mom also felt this line from the book was quite profound , "It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationship with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal." Nodding her head and laughing, mom thought about our times together with pups and pup owners here on Dogster. Mom has come to the conclusion that when dog lovers come together, the oatmeal becomes covered with lots of brown sugar making each boring bite so special, tasty, and wonderful. We love you guys, pups and pup owners.
So, in honor of Marely and all those amazing pups who have brought joy, laughter, smiles and yes, tears into our lives; Mom and I went for a walk in the woods. We enjoyed the beauty of springtime ,and I got to stop and smell everything I wanted to smell. I got to walk in the creek and get mud all over my paws. We didn't hurry back home like we usually do, we just enjoyed the moment, and what it means to enjoy the company of a good friend.


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