They stare up at me, waiting, their luminous eyes large, and tracking my every move. Every flash of my knife makes their heads twitch a little bit. Every time they hear the blade contact the wooden block they flinch slightly, moving one foot just a little bit, then easing it back into its starting position.
My dog, Max (Maximus) will be nine in December. This story may or may not have taken place exactly as described, about eight years ago.
“Everything I write is crap,” I said. “And my column is due tomorrow. I forgot to pay my cell phone bill and it cost seventy-five dollars to get it reinstated. I ruined dinner and I’m too tired to cook anything new, and your dog ate my t-shirt.” I was in tears by the time I finished my litany, but my husband was smirking. “Stop laughing! It’s NOT funny!”
Four dog-related entries from “100 Days of Notecards” and a plug for National Clear the Shelters Day.
Music for this episode was provided by Mevio’s Music Alley, a great resource for podsafe music. Visit them at music.mevio.com. Opening: “Soap in a Bathtub” by Stoney Closing Music: “You Can Use My Bathtub” by Little Thom