It’s nice Falling in Love

Dated: July 6 2021

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Yesterday at the park I met Christy and was telling her a little about Roo.   On September 5 I dropped my wife at the airport to go to Prince Edward Island to visit her Dad. She was in quarantine for 2 weeks and is visiting for three. I asked her to take Roo with her. “I don’t understand why you don’t travel with him. He is part of your family. Take him”.

She does not like putting him on the plane. She offered to get him daily walks. I asked, “How much does that cost”.  $20 dollars per walk.   “You can pay me. I’ll walk him.”

You see, 4 and half years ago, Max died. That doggie lived to be 14 years, and died about the time we became empty nesters. I was very excited explaining to Shirley, we have no kids, we have no pets, we can travel, go to restaurants anytime we want. It is going to be great!

With 4 weeks, Shirley took Roo home. I was pretty adamant that Roo was her dog and not mine. She has gotten much joy walking him long at least twice per day, and doing all the work and care that one must do by having a dog.  While I enjoyed Roo, I have not ‘cared’ for him. (I have never purchased the dog food, taken him for shots, and only on occasion do I pick up after him.)

Roo has been pretty much by my side since Shirley left a month ago. I have hardly gone into my RE/MAX office, instead of doing my admin and prospecting work from home. Roo comes on most appointments.

It’s been an amazing gift this past month. Roo has been there for me 24/7.

Christy said, “It’s nice falling in love”.  It is.

This is part of a series of pieces, written in about twelve minutes, proofread once with tiny edits, and then posted online. Someday, probably not, I may publish a book entitled: Bryon Wrote This Book in 12 Minutes. 

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Bryon Howard

From a very young age, I had determined that I wanted to be in the eco-tourism / adventure business. I would take small groups of people into communities in interesting parts of the world. I would ass....

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