I do my writing in the kitchen on a small white tile table on this iPad. My writing dog, Choco, a big chunk of chocolate lab, can often be found under this little table, at my feet as I write. Since I sometimes write early in the morning when no one else is yet awake in the house, or later in the evening when others have retired to their sleeping quarters, it is a great comfort to me to have Choco’s big dog head resting on my feet. Especially, if it happens to be chilly in the kitchen. And if I get up to get another cup of coffee in the morning or herb tea in the evening, it is touching how Choco will be right there sitting by my side.
But in the interest of full disclosure, I must reveal the real reason Choco stalks me in the kitchen.
Every snack I make, every bite I take, he is watching me! If he happens to be upstairs watching T.V. with my daughter, Katharine, and he hears a cookie wrapper noise as I stealthily sneak a treat from the cookie tin, he will be down those stairs in a flash displaying the most tender brown begging eyes and the best down dog behavior on the planet! So you can guess why Choco is at my feet as I write. Often my coffee break is accompanied by a cookie for me and…
When I need a break from the two best dogs in the world, I lure them into their crate with a treat!