Thursday, July 31, 2014

simple pleasures

You may heard of Chiquita's fondness for her family of faux furry babies, and her habit of nesting on them and her pile of eggs" aka tennis balls like a little mother hen.  She's an adorable little pooch and we, the barn crew, enjoy her antics during our shifts with the barn dogs.

But Ms Maude of the squishy round-eyed face has also discovered things she's very fond of: playtime with friends;  the sweet sun spots where it's not too hot for a little sun-bathing; her comfy re-homed leather chair; and during my last shift, she showed me her newest "simple" pleasure.

It happened while Maude was supervising my chores, making sure I filled the buckets with cool fresh water, sweeping the dust-bunnies from the corners of the kennels, and....just as I was about to fold the clean laundry piled on the couch, I realized that I couldn't see or hear Maude anywhere. So I called her, and then, rising from the midst of the pile of laundry, up popped Maude's blocky head with a look of ecstasy on her face.  She had discovered the joy of laundry - warm, soft, fresh smelling clean!

The crestfallen look on her face as I gently removed the pile from under her reluctant butt was priceless.

So I'm adding to Maude's wishlist for her new family - a request. She would like a home where she will be allowed to "help" with the laundry, please?


  1. With Maude's adorable good looks, I'm sure there's a family out there who will realize they are in dire need of a dog-sized weight to hold down the laundry when it's fresh out of the dryer!

  2. Maude is really a sweet pooch. I hope she finds that perfect family that will cherish her. Maybe her family will wash her blankets and toys and she can snuggle right up to them.


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