Listening to: Waiting On the World to Change
Thought for the day: If you can’t run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.
Every morning, without fail, Pearl (the fab Lab) wakes me up at 5:30 a.m. to go for a walk. From the minute my feet hit the floor, she barks at me, and tap dances around excitedly as if there is a giant cat steak prowling around in our yard. The excitement evaporates as soon as I open the door and we step out on to the porch. It’s like she has no faith to take the first step of the day. The only way I can get her off of the porch is to talk to her like I’m some kind of freaking hyped-up dog whisperer who has consumed 40 cups of coffee. I understand her trepidation. I often don’t want to come off the porch either. It’s silly. I mean, it’s obvious that Pearl and I both have what it takes to run with the big dogs.