Hello FRIEND'S OF DHARMA!
I AM SAD.
NOT LONELY, JUST A LITTLE SAD.
MAMA AND PAPA,
NO WAY TO PUT IT LIGHTLY,
ACROSS THE POND!
Yes, up in the sky, through the clouds up high,
across the BIG BLUE WIDE,
they are gone,
AWAY FROM ME
INTO THE HANDS OF THEE
the SCOTS MEN YOU SEE!
Yup, they went to Scotland.
Going to hang out with the Albannach Boys and Sister Jacquie for a week.
WHAT A HOOT IT WILL BE.
Now I know that my Mama has been
telling me about this for months.
TRYING TO HELP ME BE READY.
WELL, I AM NEVER READY
MY MAMA AND PAPA GO AWAY.
But, it is after all OK
BECAUSE I'VE GOT SUSAN!
Now not everybody has a Susan.
ONCE UPON A TIME
us "FUR BABIES"
would go to kennels when
THE OLD FOLKS WENT AWAY.
Wizzer and Kira went to kennels
BUT IT BECAME
SO MAMA AND PAPA
Here is their story.
The last time Mama and Papa traveled and put "the guys" in kennels they were gone two weeks.
Kira went to a kennel in Merrimack. He knew the kennel owner very well
as he had helped Kira to LEARN HIS MANNERS. This trip Mama and Papa were gone two weeks.
THAT CAN BE LIKE A ETERNITY
TO A DOG
DON'T YOU THINK?
WE ONLY LIVE FOR TEN TO FIFTEEN YEARS.
TWO WEEKS IS LIKE, WHAT, A PEOPLE YEAR FOR A DOG?
And so when they came back, POOR KIRA, was just laying in the kennel, and clearly VERY SAD. They felt VERY BAD. It was not that the kennel owner did not take care of him well, it was just that
HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS FAM.
HE FELT ABANDONED.
Where was his LITTLE BUD?
For WIZZER, when Mama and Papa picked him up at his kennel,
HE DID NOT RECOGNIZE WHO THEY WERE.
He also was just laying there, not responding,
and anyone who met the WIZZER knew,
WELL THAT'S NOT RIGHT!
Anyway Mama carried him away from the place,
AND HELD HIM IN HER ARMS while Papa drove them home.
It was about ten minutes down the road before
HE REALIZED, HE REALIZED
THAT HIS FAM HAD COME TO TAKE HIM HOME.
He did not realize that it WAS THEM, THOSE THAT HE LOVED.
HE WAS SO HAPPY,
SO VERY TRULY HAPPY.
So the folks decided THEN AND THERE
that there would be not more KENNELS FOR THESE BOYS.
We have had many people take care of us over the years,
but SUSAN has been with us the longest.
It is great, we get to sit on the couch together,
JUST SHE AND ME.
EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE A SUSAN.
So Mama and Papa have a
I CAN'T WAIT FOR YOU TO GET BACK SO WE CAN START
OUR ADVENTURES TOGETHER!
Before you know it
we will be
ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
Love Dharma Dharma!
Chell Sommese is a retired teacher.