It’s been cold here for the past week, so Maddie has been rocking her buffalo plaid coat as we walk. Waiting for the temperature to get above 30°f (-1°c) hasn’t been an option, since it would put us on the street when too many people are out.
Maddie loves wearing that coat, and we like keeping her warm, but putting it on her is like putting Superman’s cape on her. She becomes energized the minute she sees it. At least once, often two or more times during our walk, she jumps up to lick my face. I think that’s a thank you, but it can be dangerous because the jumps come without warning. On Sunday, when she was busy busting holes in the ice under the pull-up bars in the park, she turned and jumped to give me a kiss. I was startled, and I backed away and smacked my head on the tall bar in the middle. I don’t want to have to explain this to the EMTs when they come to pick me up.
The next day, it was sunny, and I wanted to get a picture of the long shadows. She kept bouncing from side to side, merging our shadows or forcing my shadow out of the frame as I tried to get her in the picture. I tried holding her in one spot so I could get what I thought would be a good photo, and I think she said:
“When are you going to accept the fact that people aren’t interested in you or your shadow? They want to see me!”
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