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Good Sport

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Last night Delilah showed me she had an idea of how to get some exercise indoors while we are staying in the suburbs. First, she brought me her oft preferred squeaking yellow monkey for a little game of tug-of-war.

Then, she took it and spun around to run away in the hope I would chase her.

Of course, I did. Around and around and around the couch and then the pool table until I was too dizzy to keep up.

I’d stop and she would turn for a little more tug-of-war. Then, off she would go again.

Rinse and repeat.

Delilah is being a really good sport about being away from home all these days and having her world shrunk to mostly the basement with walks on suburban streets.

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Written by johnwhays

January 3, 2020 at 7:00 am

Noticeable Difference

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I sat down on the couch after work yesterday and the first thing that caught my attention was the angle of the sunshine radiating through the glass door to the deck. It seemed a lot higher than usual for this time of day. The days have been getting longer since December 21, and now in the second week of January, I’m noticing the change. It’s inspiring!

We have about a day to enjoy a break from extreme cold today, as a warm spell is pushing our temperatures toward the 30s (F), after which it is expected to drop even colder than it was last Sunday and Monday. Brrrr.

Luckily, I will have plenty of indoor entertainment available in the form of televised NFL playoff games in which my team is not participating. That makes them all stress-free for me, because I have no emotional attachment to any other team’s success or failure. If someone’s kicker misses a potential game-winning field goal, I will be able to feel their pain, for sure.

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Delilah was gnawing ferociously on a new stuffed duck-looking chew toy that Cyndie bought and suddenly she seemed entranced by how high the sun still was at such an early hour.

Great minds think alike.

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Written by johnwhays

January 14, 2016 at 7:00 am