“Dad, it’s the same, but different.” … Elissa “Jelly” Visotski
It was sometime during her grade school years that Elissa came up with that quote, worthy of being mentioned with Yogi Berra’s list of great quotes.
Two things that are the same, but different would be children and dogs.
Our three daughters were raised in the same environment, yet all three are very different in their personalities.
Our four, Black Labs all look the same (pretty much) but each is different in how they act and how they expect/need to be treated.
It is also easy to overlook the heirarchy between them because you are with them every day. Insert a sassy puppy into the mix and you notice behaviors that you were oblivious to.
For the last 3+ weeks, we have kept Megan’s puppy, Martha here. Today, she goes back with Megan to Auburn to pack up her apartment and prepare to head to Houston for PA school.
Martha and I got along great and I’ll miss her sweetness. It will be interesting to see how the other dogs react to her leaving. Surely they will appreciate the ability to take a nap without her jumping on them, wanting to play and wrestle.
If I could only get my brain to function like our dogs; love everybody with unconditional abandon and experience every activity as if it was my favorite thing.
Now there is a lofty goal.