From the series: Life on Dog Hill
This morning was a delayed school opening for my kids and I looked forward to staying in my warm bed until daylight broke through the grey clouds. What was I thinking?
Did I really expect my early-rising hubby to remember the delay?
Did I forget my dogs are designed with built in clocks and routines they expect to follow?
Husband: Loudly enters bedroom with dog #1, wakes wife. Is there a delayed opening today? Why isn’t anyone up?
Me: Pulls covers over head. Don’t you remember? I told you last night there was a delayed opening.
Husband: Oh. Leaves room and closes door but neglects to take dog.
Dog 1: Walks to edge of bed and stares at human for five minutes while she pretends to sleep.
Dog 2: Scratches relentlessly at bedroom door.
Me: Aaaaagggghhhh! Can’t you guys wait a few extra minutes for your morning walk and doggie biscuits?
Dog 1: Barks and walks to bedroom door. Stares at human, wags tail.
Me: Slowly gets out of bed, pulls on socks and shoes. Opens bedroom door to see Dog 2 spin several circles of joy. Walks past excited Dog 1 and Dog 2 to open second bedroom door and retrieve Dog 3, who is waiting patiently.
Dog 3: Runs past human, down stairs and to the front door. Dogs 1 and 2 follow, barking loudly.
Me: Follows dogs, grabs jacket and scarf from bottom of stairs. Open front door and exits house with dogs.
Nothing like a morning walk in the rain. And, hubby made the coffee….