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One Minute of Life: The Morning Sadness

I love going to my job, but I hate leaving my home. The morning routine with my foster dog, Wheaties.

A response to JustAnotherUserName's challenge, "Exactly one more, no music...just capture a minute of your life." (Okay, it's more than a minute, but she didn't specify "no cheating.")

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Comment by JustAnotherUserName on July 21, 2010 at 1:52am
What a sweet little dog!! You must keep him, of course :-)

We seem to have a pet theme brewing...!
Comment by AnnelidaFilms on July 21, 2010 at 5:25pm
The cat came in right on cue! Yep, the pet theme makes sense. We can't help but gravitate toward them, can we?
Comment by Chig on July 22, 2010 at 9:37am
Wheaties is too sweet to just foster. :-)
Comment by NatureJunkie on July 23, 2010 at 1:20pm
@ Ruth and Chig: Wheaties is very, very sweet and a wonderful dog. But I'm not really a little dog person. Their psychology is so different from big dogs. I will be ready to adopt a dog in the next year or two when my very elderly cat passes on and leaves a vacancy. Meanwhile, it's been very rewarding to serve Wheaties in this way. He will get to be someone's adored lap dog because of my part in his life.

@ Jim: Yeah, we can't help ourselves, can we? When an animal owns you, that's a big part of your life.
Comment by peacenik on July 24, 2010 at 12:31am
I think Wheaties may be thinking " Will you please just leave now so that I can get back to some zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....pleaze!"
Comment by Pypermarru1 on July 24, 2010 at 3:28pm
Hey NatureJunkie - whatcha go and shave his butt for? He's naked from the waiste down. The Ark has standards, Missy. You can't just wake a naked dog up and shove a camera in his face. IT AINT RIGHT!!!!.

I love Wheaties, but his bark annoys me. (don't go tell'n him I said that)
Comment by NatureJunkie on July 25, 2010 at 3:04am
@ peacenik: You always were the dog whisperer in the family. I'm sure that's what he was thinking.

@ Pyper: He's all butt hurt now about what you said. No, I didn't go tell'n him---he read it for himself. (Mugsie ain't the only smart critter at the Ark.)
Comment by NatureJunkie on July 25, 2010 at 8:46pm
@ Suze: Yeah, they sure do. That blinky, doe-eyed thing that little dogs do behind the tufts of fur that stick out over their noses--just rips my heart out. Personally, I think they learn quickly in puppyhood what effect it has on humans, and then they milk it for the rest of their lives.
Comment by SydTheSkeptic on July 25, 2010 at 9:43pm
Kind of like my mornings going off to school...only I've just closed the gate and my one arm's hanging over it as I'm rubbing the side of her sad face and I'm saying I love you, I love you, I'll be back, see ya later.

I wonder if dogs interpret "I love you" as "goodbye"
Comment by NatureJunkie on July 26, 2010 at 4:00am
@ Syd: Not the dogs in my company. Not unless they thought I was saying goodbye about every 8 minutes.


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