Saturday, May 28, 2011


I'm sure I know how a number of you, up in years, feel when the grandchildren come to visit.  They are full of energy while you get progressively more and more tired, even if you're just sitting watching their animated activity.  By the end of the day you're exhausted while they're still going.  We had some of that experience last weekend when our grandkids were here for a visit.  But it may have been even worse for the BRD's dog, Wrigley.

You see, Lesly arrived with a new Yorkie, about six weeks or so old and he was absolutely full of energy.

This was one of the few times all weekend when he was relatively quiet though you can tell by looking at his face that he was "ready to go."

Well, Wrigley . . . whom I have said probably should have been named Wiggly . . . didn't quite know what to make of this small bundle of manic behavior.  (By the way, his name is J.B. and I think he'd been drinking some!)  J.B. ran circles around Wrigley, challenging him from time to time to one game after another.  Wrigley tried to ignore him but it just didn't work and by the end of the day, he could just stand and stare, though his tail was still in motion.

I knew just how he felt, though my tail wouldn't have been waggin', it would have been draggin'!


Lowandslow said...

Re: "They are full of energy while you get progressively more and more tired, even if you're just sitting watching their animated activity."

I know exactly what you mean. I just returned from my grandson's 2nd birthday party. More proof that God only wanted young people to have kids.


The Bug said...

Yep it's exhausting - poor Wrigley! But cute puppy :)

Lucy said...

Wrigley must be a very patient soul, but you can see him thinking to himself 'hasn't this thing got an off switch?'

Last visit from Tom's grandkids, half way throught their last afternoon while their parents were trying to pack I called out to them from the hall 'Molly and I are just taking Benjy for a walk', Benjy being the boy Molly and I had been put in charge of!

Catalyst said...

Well said, Scott.

Oh, yes, Dana, the psycho puppy is cute!

Oh, Lucy, we all were looking for J.B.'s "off switch!"

Jarart said...

Have to laugh at this because I know just what you are talking about! Kind of fun to watch the dogs though....

Anonymous said...

exhausting but keeps you young at heart!

carollynde said...

I can relate, when I take Dixie to my nephews, and his 7 kids, the poor dog tries to put up with all the extra attention, but eventually will crawl under an end table just to get away and rest.

Catalyst said...

Judy - As long as I don't have to participate!

Dawn - The ONLY advantage!

Carol - That's how I feel most days!