Cambridge Dictionary: a dog’s life: a very unhappy and unpleasant life
No meetings. No deadlines.
No cooking. No carpool duty.
No worries about the past.
No plans for the future.
Not a care in the world.
In the moment.
When Rainbow feels like it, she basks in the warm sun.
We got it all wrong. Perhaps is time to update the dictionary.
A well cared for dog’s life: a very happy and pleasant life
A few days ago, in Austin, the wild winds started howling.
Then, thundering and lightning continued.
Then, it started pouring.
The boys were wondering why Rainbow always seeks out a spot under my desk when it thunders.
They are surprised that she doesn’t go to them when she is seeking a safe haven during the thundering.
I am surprised too.
The boys are the ones that play with her, cuddle with her and give her a belly rub.
I do the bare minimum – nag them to give her water, food, treats.
Why does she seek safe haven under my desk?
Perhaps, she thinks that the thunder outside can be combated only by a loud voice like me.
I practically do nothing for Rainbow…except remember to give her food and water.
I don’t play with her.
I don’t rub her belly.
I don’t take her for a walk.
I don’t put her on my lap and spoil her silly like the boys do.
I don’t do anything of that.
I think she missed me quite a bit when I was gone for most of this week.
Perhaps, that is why she has been camping out under my chair ever since I returned home.
It is kind of sad that she can’t speak and use words to tell me how she feels.
I can only wonder what goes on under those beautiful brown eyes.