Just when I thought the day was longer than long could be, this is what picked me up after work:
With this waiting for me in the car, how could I focus my energy on how long and tiring the day had been? She was actually lying in the front passenger seat, with the seat reclined no less! She had “Ducky” tucked up under her chin and was pretty much out like a light. Apparently, she had been napping quite heavily before my ride got ready to leave to pick me up after work. Once I was able to maneuver her enough to make room for me in the seat, she crawled on my chest, “Ducky” in tow, and proceeded to sit nose-to-nose. With that face and snout, staring me down, the only thing I could do was…well, just let go. I let go of the stress, the tension, and the tiredness that came with a very long workday. She had no idea how much she was doing for me, or maybe she actually did. She does seem to have that wise…”I know so much more than you realize” look some dogs tend to have. Eventually she walked across me to the back seat where she ended up laying across my folders and next to my briefcase as if to say “Enough with the stress already.” She lay in the back seat, yes with Ducky, until we reached home. Once home, as it had been pouring for hours, she then turned into the real goofy Newfy she is….she saw them. Lots of them. Everywhere. PUDDLES! I must now go tend to her hair and thank her for pulling me out of myself. Amazing what a fur ball of chaos can do for a person.