October 2, 2011

Too Busy for Straight Lines

Wow, what a week it’s been. I look through the photos from the work week and I can’t believe we only have a few. What happened?


Thanks, Gretchen, that explains a lot, but why do I feel as if I’ve worked double shifts in one week’s time.

Well, we’ve done a lot in the past week and since our bathroom is still being remodeled, you’ve had to come to work with me in addition to the dog walking during the week.

Is that all of it, do you think? I guess a schedule as wacky as this week’s make everything feel like it’s all over the place.

That’s true, Mr. Curls. We haven’t moved in a straight line at all this week.

Mr. Curls?

That rain again…it’s made your hair all curly. I love it when it’s like that.

It only rained on Monday and Tuesday, didn’t it?

It was enough to take your beautifully groomed hair and turn it to curls.

The weather is changing, but I kind of like it.

You like that we put flannel sheets on the bed.

Oh yes! I do appreciate that.

If we put flannel on your dog bed would you sleep there?

Uh, is there a problem or something? Why can’t I sleep with you.

I don’t mind so much, except when you kick me.

I do not.

I hate to be the one to inform you, but yes, you kick when you’re dreaming and when your week has been so busy, you dream a lot and therefore kick a lot.

Sorry about that, but those flannel sheets are an invitation to dreamland for m.

Me too…except when I’m being kicked.

Give me that keyboard! I am going to change the subject.

It’s true, Monday and Tuesday were rainy and the camera stayed in the backpack. Rosie didn’t seem to mind since she was the only dog who we walked on those two days, but when we pulled the camera out on that beautiful Wednesday (sunny, sort of warm, and the smell of Autumn) and headed to Bradner Gardens Rosie was particularly excited. Not because of the sun. Not because she got to walk with her boyfriend, Monty. Nope. She was excited about the lemon thyme growing in at the park.

She LOVED the thyme! Monty and I just watched and giggled.

Thursday was just Rosie again and she posed with the blue sky behind her (the skies are always really blue after lots of rain…it’s the greatest thing about Seattle!).

Friday Monty and I got to go to Capital Hill and play fetch at the secret park. Of course, Gretchen only brought one ball so we had to share. I’m not great at sharing, but luckily Monty is really patient…

…until he’s not!

I walked with Rosie and Tyson too and we posed by this HUGE mansion that’s for lease. Anybody got $5000 a month? Wow!

On our walk, Ro and Ty told me they’d be seeing me more. “Really?” I asked, “Why is that?”

“Our parents are out of town and so someone needs to keep us entertained,” explained Tyson and so I got to walk both of them Saturday morning…

…and if that wasn’t enough, I got to walk them TWO TIMES on Sunday only on the second time, after our walk, I asked if they could come over to our house and play. I love it when Gretchen says YES!

And now it’s Sunday afternoon and I’m trying to figure out how I got here.

Not in a straight line.

Ain’t that the truth! And it all begins again tomorrow! What a life I lead…



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