Saturday, October 28, 2006

On a Night Like Tonight

It's a story you've heard before. Many of you have heard it more than once. A million times, perhaps. And yet, I'm going to tell you anyway. I was going to write about it earlier in the month but I waited until the right kind of day.

It was a dark and stormy night, as you well know.

It was a dark and stormy day, too, when Pony Express walked into work (oddly enough she's working for the same company this weekend) and joined in a day long conversation with everyone who walked in the door about the abandoned dog outside. Poor dog. People kept trying to get the puppy to follow them home but no dice. A Power Bar was administered to no avail (and good lord let's thank the woman who tried that because the results were delightful). So, at the end of the night Pony Express put the wet, shaking, frightened pup into the car and brought her home. Poor baby.

Now, 11 years later, she is somewhat drier and the shaking has subsided for the most long as there's no thunder, or a vet, or a big female dog in the vicinity. Her stomach is not quite so iron but she's still willing to try to eat anything she's offered. Her legs are still holding her up and she's able to run around and jump up on the bed and pull me down the street if she wants something. I started her on Glucosamine anyway, though. You all know how well that went. Then I forgot about it for a while so I need to start that up again. Good times. I worried that her eyes weren't good, the vet informed me that it's not the eyes, it's just that she's ignoring me. I really shouldn't be this surprised, should I?

How have I spent this stormy day that marks the beginning of our 12th year together? I have been making her a humiliating costume for tomorrow's contest. I'll post pictures after the contest tomorrow. She has been unfailingly patient, poor thing. She just looks up at me as if to ask, "Are you sure we need to do this? Because it seems like a dumbass idea but I love you. I really love you. You realize how much I must love if I'm doing this, right?"

Totally do. Love her. Best dog in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, Emily-puppy! We love you. Here's a big old scritch behind the ears from Auntie Chili!