*Pawesome! My arrangement with my human brother and my human dad is working better than even I'd dare dream....* Oh hello, there. I was just thinking out loud. Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!
You might realise that my human brother, Tristan, my human dad, Gary and I, are going through some major changes in our lives. Changes that caused me confusion and anxiety. We moved from the home that we all lived together in for thirteen years. I ended up staying with Gary for three months until Tristan finally moved into his own place.
When Tristan moved in and took me to live with him, I was spending long hours on my own while he was at work. I didn't know this until he told me. What with being in yet another new environment and not being used to being alone, I started to cry. "Where is Tristan? I'm really scared. Where is dad?"
Tristan's neighbours expressed their concern about my crying. With that, Tristan and Gary took immediate action. We now have a compromise in place. The routine is that I stay with Gary from Sunday evening until Thursday afternoon. I'm now getting full attention from the both of them. I'm so much calmer now. I even roll around on the carpets, just like the good old days.
I understand that as part of Tristan's independence, he wanted me to stay with him for most of the time. He now understands that I need the shared love of both him and dad.
Lessons of love have been pawfoundly embraced. *Pawesome! My arrangement with my human brother and my human dad is working better than even I'd dare dream....* Yes, when I was thinking out loud it meant this. Tristan and Gary have bonded in a mutual determination that tells them their love for me is paramount. Their love for each other has grown because of such mutual determination. Such a magical, loving spirit of cooperation, of communication. I want to cry but with tears of doggy joy.
I sleep in peace. I get to see both my human brother and my human dad on a regular basis.
This week I'm staying with Tristan. He was so worried about my life-changing experiences of late that he has taken the week off work.
Yes, there he is at twelve years old holding me as a two month old puppy. Fourteen years on, the love I share with him, with my human dad, grows ever stronger.