Saturday, January 23, 2010
My Constant Companion
We noticed her appearance was changing. She grew blond curls on her head like a cocker spaniel, and her tail had long hair at the base, short hair at the end. Her fur grew medium long and lighter until she's now a blond (I'm making no judgments). Her chest broadened like a bulldog. She grew a ruff over her shoulders like a collie. What was this dog? This didn't happen overnight, and I still call her "a work in progress." The only breeds I can't identify are border collie and labrador!
And then she discovered skunks. She got skunked seven times in one year! Once she got skunked when the power was out...no water, no bath, and the ladies from the Red Hat Society were coming for luncheon that day. Now if she needs to go out after dark, I walk her on a leash. Okay, I'm a slow learner, too.
We go everywhere together, be it out to the goats and chickens, or from room to room. Bessie knows my routine better than I, and prods me if I'm running late. She's a gracious hostess to guests, and a big sister to Frank and Pearl. She's my early warning system for danger. She's my friend and constant companion. She's filled that hole in my heart.