Traveling Dog Lady: A to Z Challenge: U is for (we move as a) Unit #atozchallenge

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A to Z Challenge: U is for (we move as a) Unit #atozchallenge

There are a lot of times when I believe I'm not a good pack leader, or even the pack leader at all.  Then, I remember that we move as a unit.  Wherever I go, the dogs go (and usually one or two cats!).

Hobie and Hector always accompanied me wherever I went.  I mean room-to-room, not just to outside places like the back yard, the car, work... I mean we went everywhere together, the three of us, moving as one.  If I went into the kitchen, so did they.  If I went into the bedroom, they did, too.  If I went upstairs to my office, they joined me and fell asleep under the desk.  Gil could get up and move to another room, and sometimes they followed him, but most of the time, they didn't.  They wanted to be with me.  I wondered if they saw me as their leader, or were they just protecting me, or a combination of both.

After Hector died, Hobie and I once again bonded, just like we had after Timba died.  Months later, when we got Charlie Brown, he and Hobie accompanied me everywhere.  The three of us, moving as a unit.  Even after Charlie stopped liking Hobie, they'd still move with me, as a pack.

Then, we adopted Cooper, and again, we all move as a unit, from room to room.  A lot of the time now, Hobie can't join us in various places because of his inability to climb stairs.  But Cooper and Charlie move with me, the three of us, like a pack.

We move as a unit.

Hector, Hobie and me -- not a great picture, but it means a lot to me to have this. 

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