What’s up, Charlie? It’s 0415; you should be busy sleeping and crowding me off of the bed like usual, not waking me up with excessive face slobbers.
If you must know, it’s just that I’m a bit bummed that you’re going back to work tomorrow; whatever happened to you and I hoboing around the country with Miss Ellie and blogging about our experiences?
Well, Chuckilicious, that’s still the dream, but sometimes dreams take a bit longer than when hatched, or even change and evolve into even bigger and better than originally conceived. It certainly doesn’t mean that they’re dead.
Do you still think we have something unique here?
I’m sure that everyone who has a special dog would answer that question the same way, but considering all things, the way we met, the message of the Crate, and the movement it has empowered, I would say yes, Your Charkness, it’s pretty dang unique. Even though you are the very epitome of “high maintenance”, your goofy prescence has helped me through some especially dark times.
So what’s the plan now?
To keep spreading your message; that we all have crates in our lives, crates that others may see as intolerable but we have grown so accustomed to the confines that we refuse to be released but instead continue to embrace our bondage. But change is always an option.
But daaaaad, you were released from a particularly vile crate back in September; how do you know that tomorrow you’re not just climbing into another of a different shape and color?
The short answer, Charlie? I don’t, but I do believe in hope. Times and circumstances change, and paths are placed before us for us to explore; the only way to determine that a road is a dead end is to forge ahead, keeping a keen eye out for the signs. Then again, a path that appears to be dead end may simply be a detour, a temporary exit off of the freeway to refuel; it’s difficult to make the necessary connections to the right people when you’re flying down the interstate.
So, when’s the next trip, dad?
Charlie, you know better than anyone that every time we leave the Casa, even for a short run to the hardware store, is the “next trip”. But if by trip you mean another epic adventure out west, it will have to wait until summer, but never fear, it will happen; the call is too strident to ignore.
Wha, what, dad?
How long have you been asleep, just letting me ramble on?
Uh, dad, that’s what you sometimes do, whether I’m asleep or not, just figured that I would take advantage of the situation… now, if you’re quite done yapping, how about a little butt scratching to escort this old girl back to the Land of Nod? There ya go, that’s what I’m talking about!
‘Night, Charlie; or is that “morning”?
Charlie you are awesome,always makes me smile.
Best of luck on your new adventure Dad..love you Charlie❤
thank you Ms Charlie and Dad for the wonderful chuckle and Chark On ..and oh Ms Charlie just settle back and dream about the next aventure from the Cas del Wakos
Good luck on the next episode. Change is inevitable. But that bond won’t break because of it.
Congratulations on your new position. Love Charlie, such a sweetheart!
Good luck, Bret! This sweet girl has set you up to succeed, there’s no denying that! 😀
Good luck with your new job.
I hope your Monday is fantastic!
Have a great first day tomorrow!
I have learned that dogs <3 butt scratching !!!!!!!!
But don’t we all, if we would come right out and admit it?
Best wishes for your new job to turn out great!
Sometimes not knowing what is around the corner can be scary. Tackle tomorrow as it comes. You will have the excitement of a new a journey and wagging tails to come home to. I tell my granddaugters every morning before they head off to school to do good things…So Charlie be sure to tell dad to do good things tomorrow!
At the Casa, it usually results in soft tissue damage
Just curious, what’s your new job? Good Luck!!!!!
Account Manager at YRC
Charlie girl, when I get anxious about when something will happen, I remind myself that the Lord has perfect timing. Even when we might disagree. Keep the faith, and have a great day tomorrow Dad ❤
I have not left my company but will be starting a new position tomorrow as well. I have left the confines of my comfortable crate to explore a new one. I can only have faith that this will be a bigger and better one filled with new adventures. Maybe this one will leave the door open for me to explore other things as well. I wish you all the luck with your new job and I have faith that these things truly do happen for a reason.
And you will rock it, of that I have absolutely no doubt!
As will you! Also, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Sir Charles will wag her tail just a little bit harder for you when you come home.
Goodbye kisses in the morning
Waiting for me when I get home
Congratulations on the job…you’ve rejoined the rest of us
Congratulations on the new adventure! Hey, I don’t know anything about where you will be working, but maybe Charlie could be hired as company spokes dog?
Good luck with your new job adventure!
Best wishes on this new adventure dad.
This is apt for NSM
Congratulations, Dad, on your new job. I hope it’s everything you want it to be, and Charlie, you can still slobber all over Dad. Every day there will be a reunion
Best of luck to you; don’t forget dog treats on the way home.