Thursday, June 19, 2008

Dog-Tired

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard;
I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had
a home and was well taken care of.


He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on
his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked
down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him
out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard,
walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again
slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for
several weeks.

Curious, I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would
like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog
is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your
dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a
different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home
with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch
up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?'

8 comments:

Roehrman said...

Ahhh!! Way to funny! I like that! And he chooses a house with more kids!

mommy4 said...

How great!! The kids laughed as I read this to them. Thye of course want to come over and see the dog. What a great way to meet the neighbors. Does he live far?

Ginger said...

Um, this was just a funny story I heard. It didn't happen to us. Didn't even occur to me that ya'll might think that.

Sorry.

MommaofMany said...

I thought it happened to you,too! I wondered if you were going to meet with that tired mom!

It is a funny story! Where did you get it?

Our Family: said...

That is too cute :) I wish it HAD happened to you, as that would just be so cool!

The Herd said...

When I read this I started to think it was true--but then I got to the note thing!!! HAAHAA! But, I am glad you clarified it--I need confirmation somethings!
Have a great day!

krista said...

This would have been so funny if it had indeed been true! I thought it was until you clarified!! But then I did find it strange that you would allow a perfect stranger(even a dog) to enter your home for a nap! :-)

Ginger said...

Now wait a minute! I didn't say it wasn't true; I just said it didn't happen to *us*.