Monday, May 31, 2010

New Tricks

Our dog is getting old and somehow this has come as quite a shock to me. You would think That I would be a little more informed and aware. After all, I have seen "The Lion King" and watch the lifetime channel way more than I care to admit.

I don't know what I thought would happen - that I, as a conscientious dog owner, would give her what Michael Jackson's mama gave him to stay young, and that it would work without the nasty side effects and that I would, in perpetuity, have a bouncing puppy eager to run with me or rip my shoes to shreds.

All she wants to do now is lay right in the middle of the room like a rug on the rug and snore. I created a large dog run chain so she has access to the whole back yard so she can chase chickens if she cares to, or do her respective 'thing' in the garden or lick the rabbits silly.

But she sits there at the fullest expanded chain and stares at the door. For hours.

Apparently she is content to do this because given an option, she chooses to stare at the door rather than anything else presented her. Its creepy.

Something creepier I have discovered is that I think I am pron to do the same thing; stare at what I want to do and be satisfied to look. I think I am being all proactive because I talk about it a lot. But looking closer, I am just doing a lot of looking and talking.

How am I going to step-out and be a doer of the word, a doer of the stuff and not just the commentator? How am I going to get to the point where I am not the one staring at the door waiting for something to happen?

Here is today's plan. As soon as I post this I am going to get on my knees and pray for guidance. Then I am going to do something I don't want to do - maybe clean up something or toss something into the trash that has been cluttering up my like or my laundry room. Then I am going to do something.

Do something.

Maybe I can interest my dog in a walk. Or in mowing the lawn.


  1. I swear I posted almost the same thing today... I did finally get up and get stuff done, but only after wasting a good two hours on the internet doing nothing.

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