13 April 2008

The wisdom of age

My dog spent the night at my parents' house because I was out late.

When Goldie sleeps, she dreams and dreams big. Often she sleeps with her eyes open and it looks very, very freaky.

"I got up to go to the bathroom," my mom said, "And she was lying there with her legs stretched straight as a board and her eyes wide open. I thought she might be dead, but I didn't want to go over and touch her in case she was just sleeping. I figured, well, if she's dead, she will still be here in the morning."

That's what you get for being 80-something -- perspective. Why lose sleep over something that you can deal with the next day?

8 comments:

super des said...

That happens with Midnight too. I wonder if I should poke him, because I'm not ready to tell Jay that his dog is no longer just sleeping. Luckily, he's been sleeping every time.

Chantel said...

aha, ha!!! hilarious.

Suzanne said...

That's priceless. I'll keep that in mind next time Husband sleeps very deeply. :)

Lisa said...

I see where you get your sense of humor and practicality. Yo mama!

Its official -- Am as big a fan of your mom as I am of you and Goldie.

Christina said...

Well, I guess she has a point.

Your mom is hilarious.

But Goldie sleeping with her eyes open? That would creep me out.

Mamma said...

You have one brilliant mamma there.

180/360 said...

So funny! Hope the dog made it through the night and then some... Not sure how I got here, but happy nonetheless.

Lotta said...

There is some wisdom in that one.

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