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Monday, December 31, 2007

Bones and Mortgages.


Disclaimer: This IS NOT my dog.
But let's pretend it's my dog.
You remember a few posts back when Shelby actually talked to me and explained the dog year/people year ratio?
This conversation happened late last night as I was dozing on the couch.
Shelby: Hey!!!!!!!!!
Me: ZZZMMMHhhmmm?
Shelby: I've got a BONE!!!! Let's play!!!!!!!
Me:mmmmmmmmm?
Shelby: BONE!!PLAY!!!!!!TUGOFWAR!!!!!!
I drift slowly from dreamworld to realworld.
Shelby: BONETUGOFWAR!!!
Me: Shel....b...I'm tired...
Shelby:PLAY!!!!!!!!
Shelby: I've got a BONE!!!
Me: I've got a MORTGAGE!!!!
Shelby: Ive got a BONE!!
Me: I've got a bad back.
Shelby: I've got a BONE!!!
Me: I've got high blood pressure.
Shelby: BOOOOOOOOONNNEEE!!!
Me: BADHEEEEAAAAAAART!!!!!!!!
She drops the bone and looks at me with those doggone puppy dog eyes.
Such expectation and joy over such a simple thing.
Life shouldn't be as difficult as we make it sometimes.
Joy should come in having exactly what we need, not what we want.
Shelby: Tugofwar?????
Me: TUGGGGOFFFFWAAARRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!

4 comments:

Aunt Jo said...

Simple.
Fun.
Joy.

Bryan said...

Happy New Year, Uncle Joe!

Jenn said...

Shelby knows what's important in life.

Emma Sometimes said...

hahahaha, like Over The Hedge: "PLAYYYYYYYYY! Play. Play. Playplayplayplay!!!"