Hey, you really didn’t expect me to say ‘Hi,’ did you?
But I got the ‘Tart’ bit right, so we’re good.
I was told that was important.
And I like making my mommy happy. All dogs like that, you know. Our people are everything to us and we love them sooo much.
‘Course, other things matter to us, too.
That’s why I chose the above picture.
It’s me in younger years. Hey, lots of us are a bit vain about our looks, eh? Besides, I know my mommy posts current pictures of me in here all the time, so it’s not like I’m trying to hide my age behind an old photo.
I just like that one.
And I wanted you to see that I have a good life. Hey! How many dogs get to sit between their mommy’s book cushions? That’s pretty neat, if you ask me.
I’m proud that she’s a Book Writer.
Even if I have to give her the cold shoulder now and then and look pointedly out her office window, letting her know it’s time for me to take her for a walk..
Works like a charm, that trick.
‘Course, she’s a pushover for animals. Mainly for ME. I have her wrapped around my little paw, I do.
But I love her truly and worry about her sometimes.
That’s why I’m taking over the tea room today.
She’s had a rough few days trying to get her computer (did I spell that right?) to come back to life. It was dead, you see. She said she told you? Well, it was an awful mess. And she’s not a techy person, so fiddling with it made her sweat. (don’t tell her I said that)
She didn’t curse, though. My mommy doesn’t like bad words.
But she sure did look unhappy.
This morning, she’s smiling again. Don’t ask me what she did, but her computer seems to be okay now.
I think she’s still going to buy a new one. But she’s too busy writing books to mess with that right now. ‘Least, that’s what I think she said.
All I care about is that she’s happy again.
That means no more fussing with things called Microsoft Windows Remote Support and more time for me to get walks and rest in the grass..
That’s a recent picture of me. In all my aged glory. I think I’m still a handsome boy. Everyone tells me so, anyway.
And now that you know my mommy is up and running again, (her term, not mine), I better tell you that she’s very busy this weekend.
She’s doing something she calls ‘catching up.’ The look on her face as she sits at her desk, staring at the computer screen, tells me she’s catching up on work.
She really works a lot.
So I am going to use this tea room space for a special message of my own.
A lot of my friends don’t get to pose with book cushions or sit on tartan window seats. Heck, they rarely even get to roll in the grass.
But they -are- very ready to make someone happy. Just like I make my mommy happy every day.
So I’m letting one of my pals tell you his story, in his own words…
Her eyes met mine as she walked down the corridor peering apprehensively into the kennels. I felt her need instantly and knew I had to help her. I wagged my tail, not too exuberantly, so she wouldn’t be afraid.
As she stopped at my kennel I blocked her view from a little accident I had in the back of my cage. I didn’t want her to know that I hadn’t been walked today. Sometimes the shelter keepers get too busy and I didn’t want her to think poorly of them.
As she read my kennel card I hoped that she wouldn’t feel sad about my past. I only have the future to look forward to and want to make a difference in someone’s life. She got down on her knees and made
little kissy sounds at me. I shoved my shoulder and side of my head up against the bars to comfort her.
Gentle fingertips caressed my neck; she was desperate for companionship. A tear fell down her cheek and I raised my paw to assure her that all would be well. Soon my kennel door opened and her smile was so bright that I instantly jumped into her arms. I would promise to keep her safe. I would promise to always be by her side. I would promise to do everything I could to see that radiant smile and sparkle in her eyes. I was so fortunate that she came down my corridor. So many more are out there who haven’t walked the corridors. So many more to be saved. At least I could save one.
I rescued a human today.