Yesterday, when Daddy left for work,
Mom went with him.
I was so confused.
I thought this meant that Mom would be gone all day too.
I was consumed with loneliness and put Mimzy in
my food bowl for comfort.
To my surprise, however, she was only gone
for a couple of hours.
I guess she had already picked up the mail,
because we went straight across to the side door
that leads to the Nice Ladies' office.
I was pretty relaxed in there.
Eventually I did go underneath my favorite chair.
I was so relaxed that when Mom came to tell me
it was time to go home this was my reaction:
After much pleading from Mom,
I finally meandered down the hall towards home.
When I finally went out the door,
I took my sweet time crossing the grass.
When I got home,
I took my sweet time getting to the door.
Unfortunately, Mom left again.
When my humans finally came home I explained
to them that I had been lonely.
Then I immediately asked Mom for a nighttime recon.
What I got was tethered patio time.
As I walked out to the sidewalk,
I shot a quick glance toward the upstairs window.
She was there, looking down at me!
Eventually I had to go back inside.
So I tried convincing Mom to play with me.
She proved useful.
After a bit of play in the dining room...
...I moved her to the living room.
It was fun, until she accused me of "lazy fake play"
and I accused her of "not doing it right".