Feb 22 2011
The alarm goes off at 6am, like every morning. I hear this young boy’s voice holler from the down the hall “We have no school!” Your kidding me, right?! When I finally get up and look out the window, I see a dusting of snow and it looks like there may be icing, but the sun is already coming up and the sky is clear. A one or two hour delay would have worked. Well, at least now Otis has a playmate today and I can get some stuff done
My husband fed Otis his breakfast this morning. It’s usually me, but sometimes Otis will hear Rich down stairs preparing to leave for work and Otis will race down in the hopes that there will be breakfast waiting for him in his dish…and usually daddy hears him coming and fulfills Otis’s wish (of course, Otis still has to wait for the “ok” word before he can dig in!) After hubby has gone and Otis is done eating (I think today was the closest to normal speed that he ate!), I take Otis out for his walk. He doesn’t mind the snow, but hates getting his feet wet, so he kept jumping over the slushy snow until he found the best place to do his business. He also didn’t dilly dally with that this morning either, since it was wet and cold out.
Otis hung around me for a little while. We played fetch for a bit, Otis running up and down the hallway, bringing me his toy and then he fell asleep on my lap while I did some real work. Then to Otis’s dismay, I had to get up and head out to my hair appointment. Oh my, the look on Otis’s face when he realized he wasn’t going with me and that he had to stay with Jeremy. “Oh no, not the BOYYYY!” I never thought Otis’s eyes could get any bigger or bulgier! Don’t get me wrong, Otis loves playing with Jeremy, but Jeremy can be clingy with Otis and holds him when Otis sometimes does not want to be held. He’s done this since Otis was a puppy, so Otis has learned when Jeremy is headed in his direction, turn around and go the other way! You really can’t blame the boy for wanting to hold Otis all the time, he’s just so damn cute and cuddly! BUT, the end result of holding a dog when he doesn’t want to be held is the dog fleeing in the other direction when he sees you coming ha! Otis does, however, like playing with “the boy” when he has energy to burn and Jeremy has his favorite toy!
Otis and Jeremy played quite a bit today while I worked and packed more stuff for the move. I made it to the gym in time to meet hubby. When we got home, I started our dinner, but not before feeding Otis (which was later than usual and he let me know it!) and then we took our last little walk for the evening, which really wasn’t a walk so much as a 5 foot back and forth pace on the lawn until nature rang. He had to find just the right spot, ya know!
The house is quiet now. Everyone else has gone to bed, including my Otis, who is in bed with daddy…but will soon move from daddy’s side to my side as soon as I’m there Until next time…
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