Here and Now?

I’ve always heard that dogs live in the here and now. Don’t worry about the future. Don’t worry about the past.  Pongo has proven that it’s all a big myth.  This dog worries about things that are about to happen and lets these events turn his whole world upside down.

Last night, I was packing my bag for a quick trip down to Seattle to visit Steve’s family. I am usually not the one to pack bags and leave for trips–that’s Steve. Pongo saw what I was doing and immediately put his long face, mopey ears, and worried eyes on.  Bags being packed equals someone is leaving, and that just does not sit well with Pongo.

Pongo curled right up next to Papa when Steve got in bed, as I was still packing.  It’s a rarity for Pongo to snuggle with Papa in bed.  He is usually sleeping right on top of me every night and trying to snag some of my pillow.  But last night, he wanted nothing to do with me.  He is breaking my heart with his worried looks and little sensitive, hurt soul.

I wish he would buck up and realize that Mama will come back!

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