Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Chloe Speaks: The Weekend

 Day after day Mom and Dad leave, and I get left in the kitchen. No one home, nothing to play with (except once in awhile when they forget to put the garbage can in the bathroom and lock the door).  But I can always tell when we are going somewhere. The kitchen fills up with boxes and bags of stuff.  And now it's lake time, so we go ALL the time.

I heard them talking earlier last week about maybe not going to the lake 'cause it was supposed to rain and stuff. I'd rather stay home then too. It's boring at the lake when all we get to do is sit inside.  We don't get to go for walks and stuff and no one ever comes to visit.

Anyway, Friday comes and the boxes and bags are packed and ready to go. But it is yucky outside. Blah. It's going to be a terrible weekend, I think. But once, when I leaned over the front seat for a hug, Mom told me to be patient because I was going to get to see my BFF Bella!!!! I perked right up then.

But when we got to the cabin, no Bella!  I sniffed all over the place. I could smell her. She must have been here, but where was she now?  All night I waited, but she never came. I just moped around the rest of the night. I was really looking forward to playing with her.

The next morning, I really wanted to play. Mom and I went for a walk. I don't think she wanted to go very far. She told me we were only going to walk until I did my duty. I'll fool her,  I thought. I just won't go and we'll get to walk for a long time.  Mom's pretty smart though, and she caught on to that trick.

Once we got back to the cabin, I could tell something was up.  They looked like they were getting ready to go somewhere. Left alone again, I suppose.

But, no!  Wait. I get to go too!  We're going to see BELLA!

First we had some things to do.  They had to do some shopping, so I had to stay in the car, but I don't mind that really.  I get to watch all the people going by and once in awhile, someone stops and talks to me through the window.  I like when that happens--it makes the time go faster.

Finally, they tell me one more store.  They go in for a just a little bit and guess what!  When they came out, they had JOSH AND THE KIDS WITH THEM!  I wanted to get to them so bad, but no one would let me out of the car. And then, we had to go to another store and another (really, I don't think they know what one more store means!). The kids kept coming up to the window and talking to me, but I wanted to play.

Finally, they are done and we drive to Bella's house.  They let me out and hook me up. I try to play with the kids before Bella comes out, but I forget that sometimes, when I jump on them, it scares them a little or they fall down.  I've got to remember to stay off!

Finally, Bella comes out.  We are both so excited. We hug and talk at the same time. We race circles around each other and jump for joy.

I love lake time.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing, Chloe. It's tough being a dog and having to wait - those parents sure don't know how to count! Glad you had a good weekend at the lake and will look forward to hearing more of your adventures!

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  2. I'm glad to hear that the weekend wasn't a total loss for you and you got to play with your BFF, Bella. Soon you will get to spend all day with Deb, so be patient.

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  3. Great to hear you had some good time with Bella at last, Chloe, & maybe it didn't rain too much! I'm happy it's almost lake time all the time-summer dreams!

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  4. Hi Chloe! I've missed you (and your mom...since it's been too long since I've visited). But right now, I have a few extra minutes at the end of lunch and I'm settling in to read. I feel like I'm visiting an old friend.
    Ruth

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    1. You were a busy woman in your "few extra minutes" ! Glad you feel like you are visiting an old friend, I feel the same way when I read yours. We have to meet up some day!

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  5. Lake time! Yea! I love hearing about your lake. Isn't it great to see summer friends again? Enjoy your lake days!

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  6. Cute post as always -- I love when you play with Chloe's point of view! By the way, I loved your post yesterday but just didn't have time to comment on it. (Also, it was so deeply moving that I just couldn't quite think of a comment that would do it justice... does that ever happen to you?) Anyway, it was a really thoughtful and thought-provoking post. Your students are so lucky to have a teacher who cares about ALL of them so much!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. It just makes me mad when kids are judged my a few actions and not their whole self. There is so much more to people than a few actions or stupid choices.

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  7. Oh the joys of Lake time, I need some lake time too. The sand is calling!!

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  8. Chloe,
    It is so great that you finally got to hook up with your friend Bella! Yes, you must know well, that some kids are scared of you, good that you recognize not to jump! Smart dog! Your parents trained you well!

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  9. Chloe, I love that that you and Bella hug and talk at the same time. Makes me want to see some of my good friends and jump for joy too!

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  10. I want to be up at your lake too. I loved your cute pup picture at the beginning and I'm sorry that they had so many stores to shop at. xo nanc

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