You’ve probably have seen this picture of me before. It was when I first came to my new home. I was just about 8 weeks old and small.
A lot has happened over the past months. I have learned a lot. I have become less scared of scary things, I have had a few meals. I have been a few places. I have broken my daddy’s nose, I have chewed up all of my mommies slippers. I have out grown 3 collars and broken a harness, and I have made this house my own.
Yet there is still so much ahead. So much I don’t know yet. So much I have yet to learn. So much I have yet to experience. So much I have yet to eat. So much I have yet to chew up, rip apart, and destroy. So many places I have yet to visit. So many people I have yet to meet. So many of friends I have yet to play with, and so much territory I have yet to claim as my own.
I am still small, but I am “Meatball” and this is me now.
Life Lesson: You will learn a lot and do a lot, yet you will always have more to learn and more to do. Savor and enjoy the journey as it is your story and your story is you.
Now this is what I want to learn! I want to be a fierce warrior. I want to take down “the Man” and assert myself, call my own shots! I wan tto learn to attack. i want to strike fear into entire city blocks, make others change their plans when I walk their way, make people offer me their food and shower me with tributes, crunchy, tasty, preferably bacon flavored tributes.
They don’t teach you why we are supposed to chase cats. how to get the lid up on the toilet when you are thirsty, how to turn on the TV when everybody is out, and all the important stuff that I really want to know.
They also don’t teach you how to get out of a collar or …harness. I had to do that on my own. yup, I broke the darn thing. It too a few sudden running starts. I mean really, really hard launches, one of which pulled my daddy into the side of the shed, the second almost dislocated his shoulder….but it also broke the harness and gave me my freedom! Of course I then ran promptly home to the door, its scary out their not tethered to my daddy.
ok, Ok, I guess I’ll never make Seal Team Six. Truth be told, the picture with my dad is us just playing and acting a bit. Maybe I can be a “stunt dog” or get on a TV commercial?
…or just get some crunchy, tasty, bacony flavored treats?
Life Lesson: Some stuff you just have to learn on your own!