Hi Friends –
The other day the weather reports were all saying it was going to snow overnight and on our last walk of the evening, around 11pm, the snow hadn’t even started. Dad said that sometimes the forecast is wrong and that maybe this one will miss us and we’ll only get a couple inches. I said that all we can do is wait and see. I hoped it would snow because it’s so much fun to eat and play in. Dad, on the other paw hoped for sun and 80 degrees. He’s silly. Either way we planned on staying home because Dad has a pawsome job that lets him work remotely, and his office Alphas (managers) allow for the quick decisions that life shows the need for. As it turned out Dad woke up feeling a bit sick, so he changed his plan from a remote day to a day off. Of course, he still logged in and tried to work but his Alphas barked at him and told him to take care of himself. Thankfully he listened and only stayed logged in for about a half hour.
We spent most of the day inside catching up on shows and napping. I did most of the napping, but it was a great day. What made it even better was that Mom decided to take some of her comp time she earned from working extra hours over the holidays. We did go out several times for short walks. Mom and I tried zoomies in snow but it wasn’t really all that much fun because I quickly found that I needed to hop to get my feet out of the heavy wet snow; I just ate it instead. I love eating the snow.
Mom said the other reason she brought me out was to keep me occupied and not thinking about our time away from dad. We live in a large pack of kennels (condominiums) and our kennel has a smaller parking lot for our cars. So before a storm Mom and Dad like to move them to a bigger lot close by so the plow trucks can move and not pile huge mounds of snow in front of them. Once they plow the lot Dad goes into action and clears out my truck and Mom’s car and brings them back over to our lot. The problem is that I have to stay inside while he does this to keep me safe. I appreciate this, but I still get worried about Dad being out there without me. If Mom wasn’t with us he would have brought me with him and just have me wait in the truck with the heat on and the rear hatch window open so we could talk. I can squeeze into Mom’s car if it’s just us and walk him back and forth to pick up the truck. It’s a long cold process, so I chose to stay in and cuddle.
I also want to mention that Mom and I were proud of him yesterday! He came in and told us that there was so much snow piled in front of Mom’s car that he couldn’t just drive it out, so he found the crew clearing snow and asked for help. This is a big step for him. In years past he would have spent hours digging on his own and refused help; this time he sought it out. With two shovels on the job they cleared him out in no time and were glad to help. He also accepted an offer from a neighbor to clear the top of the truck for him. The neighbor was several inches taller and had it done in minutes, again, happy to help. When he told us these stories I pointed out that he did well and had learned that allowing others to give is just as important as him giving of his time and talents. We truly are grateful for those that assisted and allowed Dad to see prosperity principles in action.