8/19/13 Getting Ready for School

Jamie starts 8th grade Wednesday, the 21st.  This morning was a flurry of activity as Mom and Jamie went through forms, wrote checks, unpacked, sorted, and repacked supplies, and ironed uniforms.

I helped out any way I could; namely, by snatching hangers, stealing markers, grabbing Kleenex, that sort of thing.  I would capture my quarry and take it to my favorite spot on the landing and chew, chew, chew.  All in good fun, of course. 

Jamie was having a case of the end-of-vacation blues, so he set up the Hot Wheels track again.  He’s got this little car that is actually a video camera and was taking footage of the cars rolling down the track.  I have to admit, these little cars just drive me to a frenzy.  I got so excited that I just started snagging anything I could find.  Finally I grabbed Dad’s plastic box of paper clips from the counter, and they fell out of my jaws and smashed loudly on the kitchen floor.  Paper clips flew everywhere and when Jamie bent down to retrieve them, I mercilessly “flashmobbed” him, licking every square inch of his face and his ears as well.  Jamie rolled helplessly on the floor while I continued to give him a good washing.  Finally I relented and rolled over on my back for a belly rub, which he happily gave me.  My tail beat on the kitchen floor and we both grinned.  I guess I helped with his bad mood, too!

Woof!  Love, Maggie


4 thoughts on “8/19/13 Getting Ready for School

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Are you feeling down? I hope not. Maybe just referring to Jamie’s blue mood. You seem to be a very kind person and a most talented writer. I wish we could take that long walk. Maybe you would use a walking stick like those hikers do. I would be walking beside you on the left without my lead. Did you know it is customary for dogs to walk on the left? That’s because, back in the day, you had your hunting rifle or other gun on your right and your dog on your left. Now, it is almost like a manner of formality and good manners for dogs to walk on the left. (tail wags, jumps up to lick face) I am trying to incorporate your suggestions into the blog so it’s easier to negotiate. I’m getting frustrated. So we both need to get out and take that cyber-walk! Thank you for your nice words. Woof!

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Ok Whew had me worried for a sec! I am trying to tweak the blog. If I may impose, can you tell me if it’s reading any easier? Only when you have time. It’s almost 2 am here and I am trotting upstairs to my bed. Thank you for everything.


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