When my friend Kris brought home Lucy Belle, a mini schnauzer-pinscher pup, Uggi (my Pom-Chi-Terrier mix) and I were so excited! The dream was, "oh it'll be so nice to wake up when the air is cool, walk in the morning and get exercise, socialize the dogs together. How lovely!"
In reality it goes a little more like this:
5:30- Uggi wakes up, gets off the bed and proceeds to pace back and forth, crying and begging with his unbreakable stare
5:45- still there by the bedside... waiting...
6:00- make some louder pleas just in case I've fallen back asleep
6:15- nudges the bed... make sure I'm not dead
6:30- alright alright! I'm up!! Time to go!! Lucy and Kris are here, c'mon c'monnnn!
That's how it all starts. Then it's off we go, a parade of four, making stops for every weed, stone and rockwall that crosses our path. But the best part is sadly the end of our walk. Lucy and Uggi know the end is nigh, face each other and proceed to give sweet kisses goodbye.
Now that's the proper way to start your day!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.