Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SERVICE DOG

Well, it didn't take him long. Or should I say it didn't take me long to adjust to him. The newest member of our family weighed in at 4.5 pounds this morning. I had to leave him alone last week and the entire time I was gone he cried. When I got home after being gone about two hours his little face was wet, his chin was wet and it looked like someone had shoved his face into a big bowl of water. He chases Bailey all over the house. Bailey loves to sleep with a stuffed animal. The second day Meko was here, he and Bailey played for a long time chasing each other. When Bailey got tired he found his toy and tried to snuggle with it on the couch, ready to take a nap. Meko isn't able to jump up on the couch yet, but when Bailey started to fall asleep, the stuffed animal laid on the edge of the couch. Meko jumped up and jerked it away from Bailey and took off running. The two of them seem to love each other most of the time. This afternoon we were invited to a birthday party. We were getting ready to go. Meko was at my feet, but Bailey was sound asleep. As we were walking out the door, I leaned over and picked Meko up. My husband said, I don't think you can take him inside, can you? I said don't worry, if they ask I'll tell him he's a service dog.

2 comments:

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

he's so sweet. Dogs are such babies. My Bandit talks and talks and talks. Sometimes I'm pretty sure he's giving me heck. At least his "awru-grr-raha" sounds a lot like a lecture.

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

I'm sure our dogs talk too. I don't think I mentioned the birthday party was in a nursing home this afternoon. I tried to hide him as we walked through the front door. The administrator was walking down the hall as we walked inside, I thought BUSTED and her little dog was following closely behind. Hooray! Meko was a hit----so many of the residents wanted to hold him. He's such a mutt----loves to be held. Unlike his "brother" Bailey who is like a cat----he only wants affection when HE wants it!!!!