Look closely. The captions say: “Behold the faithful family dog as he stands sentinel over lives, property and possessions, he is….DILIGENT…RESPONSIBLE…(cut to the turbo-charged zoom around the yard–then back to his alert stance)…and UNWAVERING in his self-appointed duties.” by Brian Bassett in the Orange County Register
How did this guy write a cartoon that shows me to a T? Okay, that’s a goofy yellow lab, but the actions are spot-on me.
Mom Peep watched me from the kitchen the other day. I raced around the flagpole and back to the tree, running a figure eight in the grass. I heard her tell Dad, “I wonder if he’ll be doing this years from now?” I know she was thinking about big dog Rex again because she got all teary-eyed when she walked in to his room and he wasn’t there. She remembers when Rex was a young whippersnapper like me (well, nobody is like me, but you get the drift), and how he used to run on the beach, chase the chuck-it balls thrown for him, then race back and slide like he was coming in for a home run. Then he slowed down–of course from age.
But not me. I’m not ever gonna slow down. I plan on going and going and going, just like the Energizer Bunny. One cool thing big dog Rex taught me is that it’s okay to run and chase life with abandon and to give it all the gusto you’ve got because you never know when you won’t be able to anymore.
So in honor of Rex I’m going to continue to chase the wind, race around the flagpole, and try to catch the cat who always eludes me. And besides, there happens to be a side benefit to the antics and showmanship that I provide in my forever home. I bring smiles and laughter to Mom and Dad Peep. And that’s a very good thing. I say: Come on life…bring it on! Let’s race with the wind.
Is there anything YOU do to make your Mom and Dad happy?