I hardly know where to begin. MOM picked me up from BERT'S place on Friday. Her and Miss Vickie talked for a while and they looked at me and laughed. WHAT? MOM just smiled at me. After a bit I said my goodbyes to Bert and my friends and we headed home. On the drive MOM would look over at me occasionally and smile. This is not unusual, she looks at me often and smiles. But there was something different this time. Had I done something? Did she decided to bring a new dog or cat into our lives? Were we moving? Were we going backpacking? Was there drool hanging from my lips? Something was up, I just knew it. But what? Oh how I wish I had not asked. Now because you all are my good friends, I am going to share something with you. I know it will not go beyond us... right?
Ya all know my good buddy BERT. Yea, that handsome guy that is a retired Search and Rescue dog who does Hospital Therapy and reads to kids in schools.
That's him right up there. I have always admired Bert for all the good stuffs he does. How he makes sick people feel better, his endless love of the outdoors. His good nature with all the dogs at the day care. And really, we can't go anywhere with out all the girles wanting to hug on him. I said once to MOM, "It would be cool to be Bert for a day." Friends this was my big mistake. MOM thought she would help me out with my wish.
This really is not what I had in mind MOM.
(Although I think I do have the dopey look down pretty good)
"Butt of jokes Bert"
Speaking of butts, "Bert's Butt"
Well you get the picture.
Friends come a little closer so I can tell you something. Just be who you are. Don't wish you were some other dog. You are perfect just the way you are. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery but, "You are beautifully and wonderfully made" Psalm 139:14. No dog can be you and you can not be another dog. And this is the very important part to my advise. DON'T even joke about wishing you were like some other dog (no mater how wonderful he or she is). Learn from my lesson friends. Trust me on this, it is no laughing matter.