Mar 13, 2013


by Kami Cornwall

As I wave goodbye to my kids headed for school and the door closes, I smile. I have this whole day to myself! I'm on Spring Break this week (which doesn't coincide with their spring break.) It should really be called Spring-Week-To-Get-Caught-Up-On-Taxes/Writing/Laundry/And-Everything-Else.

Also? When I'm alone...I hold conversations with my dogs. I'm turning into THAT lady. The crazy lady who thinks her dogs actually understand what she's saying. The psycho lady who can feel that her dog is glaring at her and probably plotting her demise.

"Why are you looking at me like that, Malcolm? You should know by now that I'm not going to open that door for you anymore. See...that's why it's called a "doggie door." You have a hole. See the hole? I'm staying right here and you can walk through any time you feel like it."
     *evil glare from the cute beagle*
"Seriously. I don't know why we're still discussing this. Come in if you want to come in."
     *Malcolm glares at the doggie door and then turns his back*
"Whatever, dude. You can pretend it's not there all you want but it doesn't change the facts. I no longer have to cater to your every whim. You have to take some initiative now."
     *Dog uses the doggie door and plops down on his bed with his favorite chew-toy - a blue lamb. He slowly pulls out its stuffing and removes it's squeaker, then looks up at me expressionless...or possibly with the thought, "This lamb represents you one day...very soon."

I think it's time to turn on some music. And possibly talk to some other human beings. Very soon.


  1. This is precisely why I got a dog in the first place. Newly married. Hubby would go to work all day. We got married in June, so I had a couple months until I would start school full-time. I was SOOOO lonely. So I begged for a puppy. We got one and I talked to him ALL. DAY. LONG. Problem solved. :)

  2. Kami, I highly recommend you read "The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. It's narrated by a dog. You'll be surprised what all he picks up :-)

  3. ahahaha! I love this. Of course, I talk to my dog and my cat and my parakeet all the time. They even answer back, although I do interpret rather subjectivley. Thanks for the smile. hugs~


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