People talk about the benefits of sharing a pet before you share a child, but I haven’t heard as much about having grand-pets. I adore my grand-dogs, even if they don’t always get along with each other. It is especially nice to have a little one-on-one time with them. That is the best way to make real connections, to begin to understand each other and how you work together, when dog moms and dads aren’t around. This seems like good practice for grandchildren.
Finn helped me find my way around Sam’s neighborhood today. I got turned around, not unusual for me. Finn showed me exactly where to turn to get to his favorite grassy park. He’s keeping me company while Sam’s at work. He provides me with the impetus to get up from my desk and take a walk, or scrunch his furry neck and ears. He seems happy that I’m here. Good dog.
My 60th year in 60,000 words
Day 49: 154 words, TOTAL = 7376; 52,624 remaining
Robin Clifford Wood is a writer and writing teacher. She lives in central Maine with her husband and dogs, loves to be outdoors, and enjoys ever-expanding horizons through her grown children and their multi-species families.