Yesterday, I came across a dog. His name was Derek the Dog. It was pretty comical seeing that I am so little and he is so not. You see, when I met this dog, he was out on the prowl. Looking for a kill. He was just freshly on the market looking for a thrill…I thought otherwise though.
Upon talking to him further, I realized there was more to him then met the eye (that reference was for all of you Transformers fans out there!). He might have seemed very hairy, mean, and over protective at times but, I must say he had a very soft side to him. At first, I must divulge, I was frankly not impressed.
It all started when I went out to lunch. I was by myself. I sometimes like going out sitting and observing others at the risk of me looking like a creep…but you know what? I figure things out quickly this way. Well anyways…I came across a dog. On the outside this dog was very attractive. Dark hair, mysterious eyes…he was just abnormally big! He kind of came off cold and mean too. He was sniffing hind ends….looking for the next subtle victim of his “love spell”…usually when someone comes off tough, it’s a cover up for pain and suffering.
So I sat there. Minding my business, when I noticed he was relieving himself on the fire hydrant next to me. EWWW…..there had to be better places to relieve yourself! I continued to look down and kept on eating. Then, I looked up and he was asking if he could sit with me! (First off, I don’t like to be messed with when I have “me” time!) I looked at him head to toe with the stink eye….and decided it was OK for him to pop a squat.
Surprisingly we really hit it off. He was a dog of few words…unlike those little yappy ones who are the “pretty boys” of the crew. This one was different. Despite his outward appearance, he was very sweet and kind on the inside. You could definitely tell he had something on his mind. I inquired further…”…do you have a girlfriend or companion?” (OK…note this is where it gets interesting!) “…I did have a girlfriend but, now we are no more…we fought a lot and it was not what I wanted. I broke it off after 1 year, 2 days, 15 hours, and 17.5 minutes. (WHO COUNTS THAT? Seriously?) “….well what happened? Do you want to talk?” Then the flood gates opened….
“We were “in love” for a year. She was beautiful with her blue eyes. She was a little petite thing (could be interchangeable for YAPPY if you asked me!!)…well we met on the street. I was out and about trying to find the right one to have a life with…yes I was trying to find a girl to settle down with! Is that hard to believe? AND as soon as I set my paws on her I knew I had to have her! Well for the most part it was great but then it wasn’t at times….and when we fought…we fought long and hard. It was brutal. But we always could make up….” (This is where he started blubbering like an idiot! Although I can’t say that I didn’t feel sorry for him!) “…this last time…we just couldn’t. It didn’t feel like love anymore. So I ended it.”
At this point, I gave the dog a kind look and hug. Man that’s got to be rough. I definitely don’t know what that is like…psh….because I am CatMan of course…but, I did know others who had situations like it. I guess my only piece of advice I could think of was to tell him to stay away, far-far away from those yappy dogs! He has to follow his heart, and if the match is no longer right then he must do what’s right for him. It seems that he has done the right thing. It is hard, but these friends of mine that went thru this told me that the support of good friends gets you thru!
So I decided to set all biases aside and be a friend. Grrr….you know how hard it is to support a dog like that?? Sigh…as a friend now, I will love and support him…so therefore I suck it up.
“People who love each other fully and truly are the happiest people in the world. They may have little, they may have nothing, but they are happy people. Everything depends on how we love one another.” -Mother Teresa