Shuffles raced around the room, chasing nothing at all. He’d been doing this nonstop for at least twenty minutes. It was probably the sugary donut he had nabbed from off the table. He’d been quick about it, and none of the other pups nor the sitter had even noticed, but the after effects proved the culprit.
The reason why no one noticed the nabbing was because Nixi and Jewel were busy making a mess in the bedroom. They’d managed to wrestle all the pillows off the bed and were making a comfy hiding spot under the comforter where no one would find them. However, they had been found and the sitter was negotiating them out of their cubby hole.
After removing the pups from the bed and relocating them to another room to avoid any further deconstruction, it was time for the sitter to deal with another situation that was lingering in the air still.
Then the chase was on, but the racing speed of Shuffles made it even harder to give him a bath. He’d decided to roll around in the flower bed, and now he smelled far too funky to be hangin around in the house. This took some careful cornering, but eventually the pup ended up in the tub with suds in the fur.
When it was finally bedtime, things had not yet calmed and the fur was still in a frenzy. Shuffles had napped after his bath and was back at his wild tail chase while the others were wrestling in the sofa room. It seemed like there would never be an end to all this chaos, one thing after another.
The breakable things had already been put up high so that they couldn’t be knocked over anymore. The flowers had already been spilled, but luckily the vase was plastic so there was no breaking. There was no braking for the pups either. They were jumping on things and bouncing around and yipping and yapping.
Finally the pups fell asleep snuggled up together, sharing the sofa with Jewel’s pal. The snoring was loud, but they were all comfy, mostly because they were completely tuckered out. It was finally bedtime, but the morning would soon come. Perhaps too quickly for some.
And the next morning, wouldn’t you know, the pups were up early, but not as full of energy. They would have slept in, but the alarm was ringing and no one was turning it off. So might as well get up, and deal with the sluggish morning. In fact, the sun wasn’t exactly up either. It was relaxing behind some clouds, so the morning was nice and cool, preferable for calm moment out in the yard while they all worked on waking up the rest of the way.
The group rumbled outside, some sniffing, others winking, and still others not really thinking.
That’s when Brandon drove up, waving excitedly at the friends he was happy to see. It was not as chipper in the yard, the pups simply watching quietly through tired eyes and slow wagging their tails. They didn’t have the energy to tug anyone around today, and the sitter didn’t really have the strength to hold them back if they did anyway.
The car rolled to a stop and their friend popped out with a big happy grin on his face. The trip had been short, and he was in an especially good and energetic mood this morning. This was in somewhat stark contrast to the audience present to greet him.
“Did you miss me?” Brandon asked as he bent down to rub the ears.
“Miss you?” Nixi woofed. “You’re the one who missed all the fun!”
Jason Duron is a short story writer and author of several fiction stories. Curious and lovable as dogs can be, the Adventures of Rocky, Nixi, and Dante give you a chance to see daily life from a “dog’s eye view” and share in their thoughts. Please enjoy, and we hope that you’ll feel free to comment and give us insight into your dog’s very own adventures.