June 29, 2010

White Dog had just settled onto my shoulder and the arm of the chair for her post-breakfast nap when the phone rang. I looked at her, shrugged at the interruption, and answered. She could immediately tell from my change in demeanor and posture that this was a "business" call and she sighed as she climbed down and sat on the floor. I have just agreed to take on a new project, this one involving Global Sustainability, but I wasn't scheduled to jump aboard until after the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, the group was swamped and needed me to do a "quick, final" edit on a proposal...which needed to go out in a matter of hours. White Dog stood and shook, "this is going to be like the Mayan village, isn't it?" she asked. "You are going to spend all our time tied to the computer doing stupid human stuff!" I was already heading into the office to receive the electronic information and I turned back guiltily. "This should only take a couple of hours," I whined, "Please try to understand that this is important." "A couple of hours, my fluffy white tail! I know how this goes. You will be clicky clacking away most of the day," with that White Dog turned and stalked off to nap behind the chair. "You know momma loves you, right?" I asked Quinn but he followed his sister's lead and walked off. "You both are NOT going to guilt me about doing a project that is challenging and important!" I said loudly to the room...but their silence told the true story, which is that they could.


Teddy Bear said...

Oh, Siku and Quinn, we hope your Mom finishes her project quickly so she can devote her full attention to you.:)

Teddy Bear

Sagira said...

Hope your mom is able to finish the project and return to giving you undivided attention. :)

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We know she'll do the right thing -

She always does!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

One of the perks of being a pup:

Siku and Quinn - we know she will do her best to be attentive to you as soon as she can.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

I hope she finishes quickly! It should be all about you!

Maxie said...

Maxie always begs for attention when I'm most busy. He would demand that he would like to curl up on my lap and use my arm as pillow. Sigh! I tend to give in because he has the sweetest puppy dog eyes.


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, it does sounds important - it is too bad they had to steal you away from the doggies though. But hopefully you will have things a bit lighter after the holiday by taking care of some stuff earlier than planned - maybe that will cheer them up!

Cappy the Eskie said...

We're pros at laying guilt trips and Mom falls for it every time. I bark my head off and let her know how annoyed I am and Ollie just has to look at her with that *Ollie Face*.

Hugs and yips
Cappy and Ollie

Brian said...

She will be back to you in no time, after all, you're a priority!