Driving and Biking in the Big City

Work-from-home day reprieve for intrepid commuter

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Something new that is catching on with me is this work-from-home model that other folks have been trying all along. I’m an excellent non-commuter, even though I miss the wild sights of the Big City. When I work from home, I am not without companionship and lively, unusual sights. My adoring and adorable hounds, Patsy and Tucker, are my biggest fans. They love everything I write because they love everything I do. They hang on my every word, would rather be with me than anyone else in the world and find me smart and worthy of attention. They are great ego boosts for an angst-ridden writer.

They have a bit of an internal clock that rouses them at mid-morning and mid-afternoon to come sniffing after me for some action. Patsy is not a respecter of creativity and does not remotely care if I happen to be on an excellent idea spurt.

If it gets to be too much and they are not calmed by mere biscuits, we walk out to the gully for a break from the grind.  Or, if the gully is too muddy, we will stick to the streets. On a recent outing to my neighborhood park, I was surprised to spot some cougar action. I’ve seen coyotes in my neighborhood but never a cougar. Of course, this cougar was of the two-legged variety. “Ick,” you say, and I agree. This was a woman in her 40s making out with a young guy who I know for a fact only graduated from high school in the last few years. “Ick,” you say again.

Me and my hounds did not support their tryst in the least nor did we slink away so they continue their PDA. After all, it was mid-day, mid-week, mid-park. We plopped down on a nearby bench and proceeded to change the ambiance from romantic, nature-filled make-out session to clomping, barking and squirrel chasing session. At one point, I think Tucker jumped between the two, right behind a squirrel bouncing from low-hanging branch to higher-hanging branch.

Clearly I need to work from home more often so that I can monitor the inappropriate goings-on in my neighborhood.


Written by commuterchroniclesdbh

March 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm

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  1. Excellent work! I now want to work at home with my pooches!!!

    Victoria Allen

    March 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm

  2. You really know how to paint a picture with words. Thanks for taking me along on your adventures.

    Pam Dunlap

    March 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

  3. Love this blog!!! The “Cougar” action is spectacular. Could be “Desparate Housewives of the “King’s Wood!” Regarding working from home….sweet! Also …very smart!

    Barbara Shreffler

    March 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm

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