Charlie Bear here with a dilemma. Mom Peep gets the newspaper every day: hold-in-your-hands written words with pictures even. There are sections on News, Business, Life, Local, Movies, and Sports (for Dad).
Here’s the deal. Mom Peep takes that newspaper and me into the garage every night. She gives me a yummy treat and I keep her company while she rides her exercise bike and reads the paper (I love the cool floor in the summer).
But she’s thinking of dropping her subscription. It’s not really the money, it’s finding two or three of them tossed willy-nilly on the driveway. I tell ya – there’s nothing that announces “we’re not home” more than newspapers piling up in the driveway.
Sooooo….Mom doesn’t want to bother the neighbors to come over and toss them into the backyard, and she doesn’t want to ask the grown kids to make a special trip to come over to bring them in. So the only other option is to stop the delivery.
She wonders where she’ll be able to read the personal stories, the comics that make her laugh, the Dear Abby stuff. She wonders if she’ll miss it.
Will I miss it? Darn right. I want that treat every night. She says she’ll still ride her bike, and she tells me she’ll have more time to read actual books then.
But she wonders where she can get those good feelings, and the scoop on what’s happening in the world, if she doesn’t get the newspaper?
Wiggles and Woofs to you all,