So I was not surprised when I woke up at 9 a.m. yesterday to an empty house. No one to greet me. No one to pet me. SHE WAS GONE!
So I got up and wandered outside. Colibri the hummingbird greeted me. I checked my bowl and it was full of kibble. It just didn't seem appetizing so I went back to bed.
About noon I got up again. NO ONE WAS HOME! I was all alone and was feeling very neglected. I decided not to eat. I am a social hound and I like to have company when I eat.
I spent most of my day sleeping. I spent all of my day ALONE! I did do some thinking. I wondered If I should dig out of the yard and run away. I wondered if I should be annoying and bark so the neighbors might call the humane society. But I did none of that. I pretty well slept the day away.
I decided that I would give her the cold shoulder IF AND WHEN she came home. What I really wanted was to be loved and petted, though. At 5 p.m. I had about given up. My hunger strike had persisted throughout the day. I was feeling mighty sorry for myself.
All of a sudden, I heard the garage door open and the car. SHE WAS HOME! I tried the cold shoulder trick. I stayed upstairs on my bed until she called me FOUR TIMES! But then I gave in. I bounded down the stairs and greeted her. She was very happy to see me and she petted me and sat with me outside. She encouraged me to eat, and I did. I was so happy!
Instead of being stand-offish, I spent the whole evening cuddling, being petted and playing with my toys with my owner. She really does love me. I went to bed feeling loved and cared for.
Even so.... I don't like those arts and crafts sale days. I DON'T LIKE BEING ALONE!