Charlie Bear here. I’m hanging my furry-faced head in a mess of embarrassment. Something happened about a month ago. It’s taken me that long to write about it. And even though Mom Peep just returned from her wonderful trip to see her loved ones, she’s allowing me to post instead (she’ll post later this week about her trip). So here goes…my confession…
Ever have a temporary loss of judgment? Ever do something stupid? Ever wish you could take something back?
That’s what happened to me.
Oh, I know I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I’m human … oh, wait … I’m not human. I’m a dog. Still…I’m not perfect. I’m bound to make mistakes sometimes. Don’t we all?
What happens to you when you mess up? Do you try to bury the issue or do you fess up? Do you come clean and admit what you did? I had no choice. My error was right there, front and center, popping out like a black pimple on a clown’s white pasty face.
I peed on the sofa. Not a big pee spot, but a wet spot to be sure. What was I thinking? I don’t pee in the house. I ALWAYS go outside. I can only give an explanation, but it sounds more like an excuse, and there’s really no excuse I can give for what I did. I can only hope it doesn’t happen again. I vow to never do it again.
But I might. That’s the thing. I’m human … oh, wait … I’m a dog, that’s right. But like a human, I’m bound to make mistakes. I’m trying not to be hard on myself. In fact, Mom Peep cleaned it up and talked to me kindly, “Charlie Bear, you never do this. What happened?” I sheepishly looked at her and had no answer.
Ever have that happen to you? There are just no words? Well, take it from me, swallow your pride, give licks and kisses and apologize the best you can, and then try your darndest to do better next time.
Deal? (And P.S. Don’t beat yourself up about it.)
Wiggles and Woofs,