I looked out the window in the back door. Our Golden Retriever had compiled all of her backyard toys and her food dish in a pile in direct line with the door. There she sat staring at me with her big eyes. With heart melting I left the kids’ school work momentarily to get the dish to feed the dog. When I got to her pile, I decided to redistribute her toys to give her something to do. I hurled one this direction another that direction; then I bent down to grab the final toy. With fingers inches away I realized it was a dead mouse! “Ahhhhgh,” I jumped around and screamed as if it were alive. Then imagining faces in every neighbor’s window, I ran inside. Ew. Thanks a lot, doggie, but no more presents, please!
The kids and I laughed and laughed at Mama’s little fit. Laughter–it’s one of life’s simple pleasures!
Today we are linked to Simple Pleasures.