She caught wind of my ’50 by 60′ bucket list and wants to join in the fun.
“How about a ’90 by 99′ list?” Greta asked me as she awakened this morning.
“Well girl, we’ll have to get busy since you’re already 98 in dog years.”
“Don’t remind me,” she growled back.
Number one for Greta is running in the annual dachshund races in town this September.
I told her we’ll need an action plan to make that happen.
“First, the vet will have to ok it and we’ll need to do some basic training”.
“Oh, what’s a little heart murmur, arthritis, and cataracts anyway?” she replied. “And we could train by me running towards you while holding vanilla ice cream cones in each hand. It would be a great motivator and the cones would act as beacons of light leading me right towards that finish line!”
I thought I better pose an alternative.
“Hey Greta, they also have a costume contest. You’d be such an awesome peacock. Maybe I can borrow that costume from last year’s competition.”
Little Miss Attitude smiled right up at me sweetly and began to dance in circles.
“Oh, I’d love that. Would I still get my ice cream cone out of the deal?” she queried.
“Greta, you in a peacock costume would be worthy of a full sundae!” I replied.
Greta’s squealed in delight, dancing right back to her doggie bed where she’s currently dreaming of the big day.