Waiting, waiting, waiting for me to stumble out of bed!! Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! We get to come out of the crate! Paws click click clicking frantically on bare floor!! Little black bodies clamouring around my legs and feet!
And…. Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!! BREAKFAST! Heightened anticipation as I pick up the 2 bowls! As I scoop out the cups of food! The clanging of kibble on metal! It’s coming! It’s coming! I top off the desayuno with vitamins and supplements!
AND…here they come! The bowls are on the floor! Click click clicking of scrambling claws & paws!!! Chowing down!!! Metal dog tags clinking against metal bowls. Noises like pigs grunting. Crunching. And then…. Done! Gone in 60 seconds!!
Time for morning WALKIES!! Oh boy!! Oh boy!! Oh boy!! Loud nerve-shattering click click clicking of anticipatory claws! Barks of impatience!! Leashes on! Plastic bags in hand! Keys in hand! Door opening and….
YES!!! WALKIES WALKIES WALKIES! Sniffing!! Peeing! Trying to eat the grass! Pulling!! Tugging!! Sniffing!! Peeing! Trying to eat organic matter off the sidewalk! Barking maniacally at other dogs!! People moving to the opposite side of the street! Sniffing! Pulling! Peeing! Pooping! Eating crap off the ground!! Stubborn! Willful! Rushing!! Stopping! Tugging! Stopping!! Sniffing!!
The front door!! HOME!! Back inside! Leashes off!! Time for TREATS!!! Sitting! Crunch! Gulp! Crunch! Gulp! Treats gone! Slurping down water!!
Open the sliding glass door! Outside! Oh boy!! And….
One a dead weight on my lap! One snoring in the other room like a wild boar!
HOURS of sleep….
Afternoon WALKIES! Leashes! Bags! Tugging! Stopping! Sniffing! Scooping! Peeing! Treats! Water!
DINNER!!! Impatience with my slowness! Food!!! Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Kibble! Clanging metal! Gone in 60 seconds!
Chewing on toys! Maybe a little TV!
Evening WALKIES!!! Pulling!! Tugging! Peeing! Sniffing! Eating crap off the ground!! Lunging at ducks! Pulling my arm out of its socket!
Front door! Fumbling for key! Leashes off! Sitting for treats!! Crunch! Gulp! Gone!
Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy! Blankets! Crate!!! Snug!!
©April 2011 by Phyllis J. Hanniver