Friday, April 5, 2013
April 5. Day 95. Jumping for joy
So much as I hate constant phone interruptions while I walk, it would never occur to me to turn the phone off. Touch wood, there's never been a crisis during my walk unless you count "I can't find my goggles", "I'm hungry" or "what's the iTunes password" as emergencies (some in my family clearly do). (The "where are you?" question stopped once those at home realised that the FindMyiPhone function also doubled as a FindMyMother/wife application. I am being cyber stalked by my family but that's a story for another day).
Anyway, my most recent walk included three phone interruptions.
1). Mum, you'll never guess what the clever little puppy did? He went through the dog door all by himself
2) Mum, I think the puppy is hungry. What can I give him to eat? and
3) Mum, the puppy has discovered the stairs. We'll need to find a way to block them off.
Okay, every one of these calls could have waited until I returned home but you know what I was happy to take them. I love that sense of responsibility the new resident has engendered.
I also love that the teen has voluntarily emerged from the boy cave to go and play in the sun with the pup, wants to be the one responsible for Puppy Preschool and wants to be the designated walker once the quarantine period it over. Those who say never work with children and animals have no idea what a great combination they make. And if there are any problems, I will always have the phone on and ready to call for help.
*Today's pic is Jumpy Rumpy. We have also identified Grumpy Rumpy, Humpy Rumpy, Chumpy Rumpy and Slumpy Rumpy. Many faces, one very cute Rumple.