Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Oil on canvas, 12x12

Sometimes, the dogs really drive me crazy, and there's been a stretch of that this week. With the cool weather, they've been rambunctious, loud, and just too much on the alert. They're racing around the house at top speed, leaping onto each other and the furniture, sending all sorts of things flying - and when they're not playing like lunatics, they're arguing and growling at each other, barking for no apparent reason.

Usually, I find all this amusing. This week, no.

I think this is more a comment on me than on them.

I need to relax a little. I need to get away. I need to stop working so many insane hours every day. I need to give a little more, and worry a little less.

The dogs are my friends, and my comforts. I am looking forward to the day when I wake up and laugh at them again. I hope it comes soon.


SLR said...

Not sure you got my comment this AM...but FYI boxed sentiments=SLR. Boxed Sentiments is my business.
Hope you'rein a better groove tonight.

Anonymous said...

Mine bark at the neighbor because he insist on walking into his backyard during the only few minutes a day I let them out. He annoys me more than they do. :)

carrie jacobson said...

Thanks, Ms. Givens! Neighbors are best at a distance, I think...

One of our dogs (little dog) has a silly, shrieking little bark. One day last summer, he was at the screened front door barking ridiculously for hours at the kids next door. Eventually, they started barking back at him, perfectly mimicking his shrieky little ridiculous bark.