Maisy and Mattie really began getting along. Mattie would be out on the front porch leisurely wagging her tail and waiting for us when I went down to get Maisy. I would let Maisy go at the elevator and she would gallop to the door. When I finally caught up to her, there they would be, nose to nose through the screen. When I did laundry, Maisy would walk with me and watch. Mattie didn’t really like doing laundry so this was strictly Maisy’s job and she dutifully walked back and forth while I changed the loads.
They began working together like professional Shakespearean actors. They’d sit next to each other and stare at me if I was eating. It was like having a guilt trip in stereo.
Well, I went to Lady’s house again. Did you plan this? It’s just lookin’ pretty suspicious that I get to go to her house a lot and this morning I got to go way early. I’d been outside twice by Noon! (?) Mattie isn’t even s’prised to see me anymore. No! She’s not!
We have a pretty good routine and my walking is getting better and better. I know better than to pull Lady any more. She just stops and then we don’t go anywhere until I get it right that we’re going to walk “pretty”. Mattie doesn’t care. That short legged dog could stand there all day and she wouldn’t pitch a fit. Not me! I want to go! Out! Out! Out! Out is fun! Out is cool! Out is the entire point of being a dog! But then you know what happens? Guess….. No really…Guess !…..Are you guessing?…… ‘Cause I’ll wait…..You ready?
Going In is Fun! Going in is cool! Going up and in and being able to walk by myself is the entire point of being a “Maisy Dog!”
You know Mom, I don’t care if I’m in or out…it doesn’t matter. I just get to do stuff. Well, it’s not much, I mean I’m just me, but I do have my jobs you know…and that’s pretty important in my book.
Lady found another quote that she liked very much. And it’s about me!
Dogs love company. They place it first in their short list of needs.