I’m not a parent of the 2-legged variety. Never have been. Never will be. But in our neighborhood, there are lots of children. And we’ve watched them grow – almost as fast as puppies. And you know how quickly puppies grow.
The three of us would take our walks in one of several directions. Sometimes we started out across the street where we passed a home with two little children. A boy and girl. At the time, I’d say they were toddlers. Maybe 3 and 1. But what do I know?
Every time we’d walk in that direction, the little girl would shout, “Hey Doggie!” Of course Stuart couldn’t have cared less. And kept on going.
This went on for years until she grew into a young lady. With another sibling added to her household. Now there are three children.
They liked Stuart a lot. When, “Hey Doggie!” stopped, it grew into friendly waves from across the street. But the little boys carried on the tradition. “Hey Doggie!”
The three of them liked Stuart. More than I ever knew.
How kind of them – the 2-legged variety – to create heartfelt tributes to the little Doggie across the street.