This is my friend, Lauren. She’s the famous Mental Pause Mama. But this is not George she’s petting. He looks like George from here though, doesn’t he?
This is Danger the border collie and he’s owned by Sam and Mary Ann, parents of Janice, who hosted last weekend’s Blog Fest in Virginia. He’s a sweet dog.
Danger did not run from the Mama. Danger loved his kisses and pets.
A week ago today, I was packed and ready for my trip to Virginia and awaiting my friends’ arrival at my house. Lauren and Daryl were on the way, with Annie close behind. I was sitting at my computer, catching up on e-mail, when I heard someone shout, “It’s GEORGE!!!!”
They had arrived and I hadn’t even heard them come up the lane! I went outside to see two excited people, but no George. “He ran away”, Daryl told me. “I think we scared him.”
Lauren told me that George doesn’t like her and he ran off.
My George is shy. I guess I hadn’t really realized to what extent it was it until then. He was very skittish to let them pet him and was hiding behind my husband’s legs. I was sort of embarrassed that my dog had some social issues but when you think of the family dynamics, it all makes sense.
His master got sick. We don’t entertain a lot of visitors at the house and my husband and the dog spend lots of time together. It’s very quiet here. And he’s very protective of us. We’re his people and it’s his job.
Maybe I should get Danger to give him some tips?
Oddly enough, George is all over our guest, David, who arrived from Lake Tahoe the other evening. He’s his new best friend and I just can’t figure it out.
Don’t cry, Mama. Give him another chance!
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .