Much has been said about true friendship.
how prescious and rare it is in this fickle world,-
to find someone standing beside you,
without hesitation, at any time.
eager to please and show off her accomplishments,
absolutely patient no matter how long it takes me
to find something on a aupermarket shelf,
or waiting for a bus,
happy about wherever I want to go
but still always watching out for me.
people look forward to a big payout or a present
to mark the occasion of their retirement.
Or even get a medal for a lifetime's achievments,
but of course Karley thinks nothing of those things!
So we take it like any other day but no harness,
just going for a walk but .... oh dear!
She has to wait outside the mall ...
she has to wait alone at home because she can't go on the bus!
She misses the sttention from people remarking
what a beautiful working dog she is ...
and me, - I had forgotten how much stress it causes
to get myself from point A to point B. I am carrying
an ID cane and work with a mini guide.
(I ended up putting the cane into my shopping trolley!
Not enough hands :-)
It will take us both some time to get used to those changes,
but it will give Karley a chance to learn that
I still love her just the same even though she is not working,
and to get settled in her retirement before a new dog
is going to join us. For me it can't be soon enough,
though really nobody would want to train in summer.
It is just too hot! I will try to be as good as Karley
and wait patiently :-)
|This photo by Anne Graebner|
may you snooze many more comfy hours,
enjoy racing around the backyard,
eat your dinner as if it was the first and last for weeks,
pretend not to notice when"cat" walks past
and keep going crazy at visitors,
so that they have to wait to get in .....
Pooch! rascal! best of friends!!