Charlie Bear here and guess what?
I’m four on Wednesday and some would say out of puppyhood. Think so? Some mornings I zoom around the coffee table, up onto the sofa, back down to the floor, into the kitchen, back to the family room, under the coffee table, back up on the sofa, and then start all over again.
Is that the actions of a four-year-old? Uhhhhh…yup!
I’ve never been a big proponent (big word there) of age and how it relates to how we are. Rex, the big dog we lost in 2010, was rambunctious all the way up to like seven Mom says. They thought he would never settle down. But heck, why settle down, anyway. This is Rex (on the right) with his friend, Buddy, at the beach.
Shouldn’t we always have a zest for life? Shouldn’t we live like there is no tomorrow? Okay…if you’re a human you have to dress in clothes, drive a car, walk into your office, sit at your desk, do your hum-drum work, drive home, put p.j.’s on to relax, eat dinner, watch tv and then go to bed.
Uh…where’s the fun in that? How about zooming around the family room once in a while? Oh, too old for that, huh? Okay, maybe a night out for dinner, a dance or two at a local club once in a while, a party at a friend’s house…those more up your alley?
Mom Peep says she and Dad are getting up there. They’re certainly not 4 like me (28 in people years). But I still say you should have some fun.
So now they swim at a local pool as often as they can where recorded music of the 50s and 60s is piped in. She LOVES those oldies and almost breaks out singing. Oh, that would be bad (I’ve heard her sing). They play golf, and ride their bikes and do other things too, like rent segways on a vacation.
Me, I’m still zooming while I can. I guess it’s important not to let a number (like 4) get you down. It’s just a number. We never know how many of them we all have so I think we should make the most of every day. Do you think so?
What do you do that keeps the zoom in your life?
Wiggles and Woofs,