For the past month, I’ve been hanging out on weekdays with the cutest little doggone furry friend. Miko, a Shiba Inu puppy, belongs to O & P, some friends who work long hours and don’t want her to be home alone all day while she’s just a puppy.
Since they live in a different village but work in Fribourg, I meet Miko’s mom each day at the train platform a few km from here. Though the times vary, she always rides in the same train car so I know to stand in the same place on the platform. When the doors open, we pass Miko to the other like a hot potato before the train takes off again. It’s a pretty snazzy little set up.
She’s ridiculously adorable, so prepare yourself…..
Our day starts out with a short train ride from the station to our house, where she romps in the yard for all of a minute. Then she passes out in whichever room I am for her first nap of the day.
After her nap, she inhales her lunch, then tries to convince me I forgot to feed her.
It doesn’t work.
Even though Miko has learned that Tica the Cat is too dignified to play with her and Brisco the Cat never learned to play nicely, Miko hasn’t given up on them. One day, Brisco will come around and play chase like a normal dog.
I think he can, I think he can.
It doesn’t really matter that Brisco won’t play though. A stick is a decent stand-in and is much less – sharp.
Sometimes it’s hard being a puppy. It’s so confusing that the tasty blue squeaky thingy is a “yes” but the tasty white cord thingy is a “no.”
After a nice, long walk in the woods, it’s time for nap #2.
I don’t know why people with kids complain – this parenting business is easy peazy.
Eventually Miko the Shiba Inu’s mom and dad will start charging me for the puppy therapy, but in the meantime, the doggy kisses are free.
Then you might also like reading about our cat Tica in The Bat Effect.