Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Too Much Doom and Gloom

With all the negativity flowing around us, and the justified concerns about food supplies, personal security and rampant stagflation I try to enjoy what the moment brings.

In my building at least ten people carry treats with them to give Banner. He eagerly accepts them and much hilarity ensues.

 Down the hall, Kate keeps a dog treat station we must pass on the way to the elevator. The header picture is across the hall from our door. Abuela Esther keeps treats in that container and leaves the occasional morsel for Banner to find.

Further down the hall is Tom, Mr. Sneaky Treater. An amputee, he hides treats in the hall for Banner to find. When I challenge him, he claims total innocence. 

Crossing the lobby sometimes takes ten minutes. Often, comments are made about poor Banner forced to live with a grumpy old man.

All of this lightens the spirits of everyone.

I won the dog lottery with this beast.


Ami said...

It sounds like the two of you were made for each other, really.
How awesome that all the neighbors want to spoil your dog along with you. (And don't try to say you're not spoiling him, we see you!!)

We'd get another dog if we could get one that doesn't poop.

drjim said...

You BOTH won the "Adopt-a-Pet" lottery!

They sure bring a lot into our lives, don't they? The Kids just got a new puppy after the last one they brought with them from Long Beach passed away. He's a pit bull mix, and his name is Jupiter.

I'm seriously looking forward to meeting him!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The question is, spoiled or well cared for? As a serious matter, anyone with a dog must establish dominance. Dogs are pack animals. If their human isn't dominant then the dog tries to be the pack leader. This makes for an unhappy dog.

As to poop, he is a one to two bagger twice a day. I always pickup after him.

We have several small dogs in our building. The only other big dog is an Irish Setter.

Old NFO said...

That you did, and of course you spoil him! :-)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

He uses those pleading brown eyes to good effect.

Feral Ferret said...

The spoiled dogs are the best dogs!

Well Seasoned Fool said...

People are now leaving treats in the hallway and outside where he does his "business". Great fun for all involved, I guess.