I’m back!!!!

“Let me rest in peace
Let me get some sleep
Let me take my love and bury it
In a hole six foot deep
I can lay my body down
But I can’t find my sweet release
So, let me rest in peace”

I’ve stated in this space before that I was committed to making three blog entries a week, and I’ve actually come somewhat close to accomplishing that goal most weeks. So why did I not make any posts last week? It does me good to think that I’ve got legions of loyal readers that anxiously want to know the answer to that question, so I’ll tell you. The fact is, I’ve spent the last week sleeping with two ladies. ..Well two females. I guess if you want to get literal; I’ve spent the last week sleeping with two bitches.
Or, said another way, I’ve spent the last week dog sitting for a couple of friends of mine.
You see, I have two extremely good friends (For the purpose of this narrative they will be known as Shandra and KingRob). Shandra was literally one of the first people I ever chatted with when I first got on line. Back in the day she ran a chat site called Jabberwocky, and the first day I ever got on line I found her site. Over the next several years that on-line friendship developed into a physical world friendship. In fact Shandra and KingRob are the reasons I moved to Memphis, she offered me a job at a company she was working and I was ready for a change. I even lived with them for about nine months, which was about six months longer than any of us planned on when I decided to move to Memphis. Shandra owns her own company, and KingRob works as a main frame programmer for a large package delivery service based in Memphis. They are two of the kindest, most generous people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet, and over the years they have helped me out in many, many ways. I owe them far more than I’ll ever be able to repay.
Once a year Shandra and KingRob go on vacation, usually in November, and that vacation is usually a cruise. When they go out of town I get to go spend time with their dogs and house sit for them while they are gone. They have a very nice home, and it is quite honestly kind of like a vacation for me as well: I get to spend a week at a different place, and it doesn’t cost me anything. And they have two wonderful dog; Maggie and Cammie. Maggie is a four year old EnglishBulldog that weighs about sixty pounds. There is not an ounce of fat on her body, she’s stronger than an ox. Stronger than ox, but I’m forced to admit, not quite as smart an ox. Cammie is a Hein57 type dog. She’s obviously part lab, but God alone what else is part of her family herititage. She’s a very smart, well behaved lady. I’m guessing she weighs in about 50- 60 pounds.
So, I spent a week house sitting and taking care of Maggie and Cammie. The dogs were for the most part well behaved, and I enjoyed being able to help Shandra and KingRob. There were just a couple of minor issues. First minor issue is that both dogs thought they needed to sleep on the bed with me. This was unfortunate for a couple of reasons: 1. when you have one sixty pound dog sleeping on one side of you and another roughly sixty pound dog sleeping on the other side of you, and when you are not used to sleeping with anyone or anything (god, that sounds depressing), and you are all sleeping on a twin sized bed, things get crowded. So, the dogs slept great, I didn’t. 2. When said dogs decide to have a territorial dispute about who will sleep where on said bed at 3:00 AM you really don’t want to be in the middle of it. Trust me on this folks, I know of what I speak. Imagine, if you will, sleeping peacefully when suddenly you can’t breathe. You can’t breathe because of this crushing weight sitting squarely on your chest. You crack open an eyebrow to see what is going on and look up into the nostrils of a bulldog. The dog, seeing the eye open, continues her morning greeting by opening her mouth and letting the 47 foot long tongue of doom roll out and lick every part of your face. Trust me, after that I was never late letting the beast out again. Never.


One Response

  1. Oh, but you DO have loyal readers waiting to hear from you!

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