Wags n Words Healthy Dogs & Happy Tales

March 26 and 27, 2009

Vacation as a human construct

Do I live here?

Do I live here?

I haven’t spent a long time among the human population, but long enough to know they create things out of air and then their whole lives spin around it.  Take, for instance, the concept of vacation.  As Gretchen explains it to me, a vacation is when you take time off of work and go somewhere (though not always), but the point is you don’t work.  I suppose I should step back a bit because the concept of work is also a complicated human construct.  Work, according to humans, is doing something that you may or may not enjoy that allows you to earn money (another construct) so you can purchase things like food, a house, a pet, and yes, a vacation.

As a dog, the concepts of work, money, and a vacation seem silly to me. I suppose that’s because I don’t need any of it — I have no need of money and therefore no need for work and therefore no need for a vacation from my work.

The most difficult thing to watch as my family prepares for vacation is how long their To Do list is.  On top of all the regular, day-t0-day duties, there’s now the duty of packing, cleaning up the house, cleaning out the fridge, preparing for the house-sitter. What this means for me as a dog dog walker is that we are behind on our blog AND we are short of photographs because the camera is packed (number 3 on the check-off list!).  So this post reviews quickly the past two days of dog walking and comes with a barrel of apologies for not keeping up with our duties (are duties like work?)

Yesterday was an Ollie day followed by Oshi and Perrito (their human parents are on vacation too!).  Oh and remember Quillette was still here on Thursday though went home today for a short while.  But I digress.  Here is yesterday in pictures…

Why hello there!

Why hello there!

Ball, what ball?

Ball, what ball?

My ball is better than yours!

My ball is better than yours!

I got it, I got it, I got it!

I got it, I got it, I got it!

Nope, I've got it!

Nope, I've got it!

Come back here!

Come back here!

Make it stop!

Make it stop!

This is so tasty!

This is so tasty!

After our Ollie and Quillette play date, we walked in the rain with Oshi and Perrito. They came back to our house after that and hung out a bit, though they don’t really know how to just relax and hang out in the backyard!

This thing opens, I think though it looks like a window!

This thing opens, I think though it looks like a window!

Can you open the door?

Can you open the door?

It smells different in their backyard!

It smells different in their backyard!

And there are so many visitors on this side of the fence.

And there are so many visitors on this side of the fence.

That’s all we have for now. A packed camera limited our activities today though I am spending the day with Monty, had some time this morning with Quillette, and we took Oshi and Perrito out again for a long romp and walk.

Since the parental lock is on the computer, I shan’t be writing on my blog next week, but look for a blazing return on April 6 when we go back to doing what we do best — something humans call work, but I call a vacation!

Rubin

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