I once asked my DH if he thought the dogs knew
when we were going to be going somewhere different.
Did they recognize that suitcases and bowls meant
they were not just going to the store or to the beach?
He answered, "No."
All they know is "we're getting in the truck,
and we'll see where we are when we get there.
And wherever THAT is, we'll have fun!"
They say that dogs "live in the moment."
A topic I wrote about when we got our second dog, Dillon.
Working strings of shifts like I do
with only a few precious days off in between
it's hard to live in the moment;
only thinking about what I am doing
in the here and now
instead of worrying about what has to be done
in the next few minutes
Having been on vacation this last week with my mom,
I really tried to just think about and enjoy the time with her.
But, it seemed to go so fast, and
before I knew it,
we were back on the road heading home
started interrupting even those last few
But, still, I can say, we had a LOT of fun...