Monday, December 22, 2008

Worn out

I just received this from a good friend and it about sums up the way I feel after a night of my nieces and nephews spending the night (or any night!)...

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard; I could tell
from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was
well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head;
he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the
hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.

The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep Can I come with him tomorrow?'



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16 comments:

Eudea-Mamia said...

Poor puppy.

Poor Mamas.

Is it December 26th yet?

Sabrae Carter said...

lol love it!!!

Annie said...

:) I get my nieces next week....I'll be pooped, too!

Patrice said...

LOL! That's great, even though I am not a mom I totally appreciate that humor!
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Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

Priceless!!

Blogging Under the Influence said...

What kind of dog is it? I think that might be me sleep walking.

Tiffany said...

Amen to that.

jill jill bo bill said...

I love it! And feel your pain. My guests just left so now I can clean, cook more crap and do it all over again Wed. I am coming to your house with a collar on my neck, too.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

That is hilarious. What a cute story.

Jenni Jiggety said...

LOL! That is awesome.

ella said...

I used to wish I had a job to go to so i could catch a break...

Momo Fali said...

I am going to try this! I am awfull tired and desperate.

Legal Diva said...

You found my dog! Its a long way for her to go to find a nice place to nap, but I guess thats how far away from here you need to go to get some peace and quiet. I am coming with her tomorrow....

Mrs4444 said...

Very cute. :) Hope you got a Christmas Day nap today! :)

Zookeeper said...

I love that! Thanks for sharing. Hope you had a good holiday!

gaf85 said...

First time visitor. Loved your story. Sometimes I also feel like the tired dog even though both my daughters are grown up. I'll be back for a visit.