Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Fair Weather Friend, Indeed

The joke around here is that Charlie is "glued" to my side. He keeps a constant eye on me, and if I leave a room, even for a minute, he follows me. To-date, there are only a couple of exceptions to this (that I've noticed), one of which can be that he doesn't feel well. So I was puzzled and a hair concerned at first by his behavior this morning.

Still fighting off a virus, I had gotten up early, before a decent hour, to move into the living room and hack in privacy. Charlie followed shortly. He came over to say 'hi', but he didn't settle in next to my chair as he usually does. Instead, he paced.

He walked around the living room. He went into the kitchen for a minute. Then I saw him pacing in the dining room. Then into my office, Out again. Back through the living room and down the hallway to the bedroom, into which he disappeared.

I have to say I felt slightly betrayed, thinking "fair weather friend, who'd rather go sleep on his cushy dog bed,"... when back he came ... with Roo in his mouth. He'd apparently been looking everywhere for his little buddy. And having found and retrieved him, Charlie settled in at my feet and went to sleep. Silly me for ever doubting such a loyal friend.

17 comments:

dewdana said...

That is the sweetest story ever! Hope you feel better soon!

jan said...

And people wonder why we prefer dogs to people...

Mason Dixie said...

Yes silly you. We goldens are very loyal and can not bare to be apart from our moms or dads. The only time I am away from my mom if I too were looking for a favorite toy. I think he deserves a big treat now. =)

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That's pretty much how I am with my mom too!

I'm not khwite velkhro...I'm more like a bungy!

Woo look soooo handsome yet khute!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: I hope the ill mom feels better soon!

Asta said...

I just knew Charlie wouldn't abandon you ,specially when you'we not well..what a sweatheawt..I hope you feel lots bettew vewy soon
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Simona,Paco e Milo said...

Ohhhhhh...what a sweet story!!!
We were sure that Charlie couldn't leave his mom alone....
You're soooooooooooo lovely Charlie...
and this photo of you is very cute!!
Hope your mom feel better soon!!!
Take care of her dear friend!!!
Kisses

Lorenza said...

Charlie you are adorable!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Moco said...

He is one in a million. You are so lucky to have such a great pal.

Cool Dog Checks said...

Oh that is adorable. Cuddling up with teddy ;)

Sara Alves said...

ohhhh he´s so sweet holding his bunny bear!
he was just looking for his pal bunny, he would not abandonee you :)
well, I´m not like that… I just have to know exactly where my humans are… and then I can go play were ever I like! Normally I prefer to be near them… but not always :)

Licks
Pu

Pipa said...

Oh, Charlie... your hooman expressed very well in words the way we feel about mums and dads. Such inconditional way of loveing and taking care of our hoomans ain't easy to writte about.. with a simple story, you've made it.

:)


Love

Pipa

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Amber-Mae said...

Awwww, Charlie is sooo attached to you.

Belly jiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girasol said...

Oh sweet Charlie! you are so cute.

Curt Rogers said...

Dr. Charlie is in the house! He just needed Nurse Roo's assistance. Sounds like you're in good hands! Please feel well soon!

Sophie Brador said...

That is too cute!

xo
SB

CJ said...

Oh ye of little faith! What a nice story.