January 21, 2010
White Dog stares out of the window at another grey day and sighs. In New Mexico we are used to 360 days a year of blue skies so multiple gloomy ones tend to send us into a funk. For a while she took a hopeful attitude and went in the yard to scout out Spring Earth works projects but quickly came back inside uninspired. There is a small pile of favorite toys laying in the middle of the floor, each brought out to play and then reconsidered. Even the new JB Pets Catalog is unviewed on the sofa; White Dog didn't even want to check out the "Mega Dog Treats Sale!" advertised on its cover. "At least our friends to the West are getting rain and to the North they have snow," she said. "It is like we are in place with no time of day or weather!" "Let's escape!" I proposed. We rewatched the Smilebox video from Jake and Fergi and started to smile...again. Then we had an extra treat, cuddled on the bed and popped the original Dr. Dolittle (the musical with Rex Harrison) into the DVD. In no time we were singing along "if I could talk to the animals, learn their languages..."