The White Dragon was such a cute puppy. She was small, cuddly and loved being in our laps for naps. Yes, this is just fine when the puppy is small and lap-sized. However, as the puppy grows and grows and grows your lap gets too small. The dog then begins to sit beside you instead of on the lap. There comes more growing, more pounds added, more length added. Independence starts to grow in the dog, and she decides that even when you are not in the chair that it is hers. You then get the task of ordering the dog out of the chair when you want it, receiving looks of disdain and betrayal. Lastly, the dog that used to love the handmade dog bed complete with pillows cast off from your bed lovingly placed inside of it decides that the loved dog bed is not worth the floor on which it lays. The chair becomes the bed. And, her picture gets on the web.
By Waler De La Mere
Here lies a most beautiful lady:
Light of step and heart was she;
I think she was the most beautiful lady
That ever was in the West Country.
But beauty vanished; beauty passes;
However rare--rare it be;
And when I crumble, who will remember
This lady of the West Country?