The welcoming ceremony begins with a fanfare of barks. Followed by a chorus of moans and happy cries. Tails are held high, waving in greeting.
When my mom visits, my dogs are there to greet her like a beloved visitor from another country.
She comes bearing gifts of extra love and snuggles. Attention and petting. And treats she sometimes sneaks under the table.
Which is why, when she leaves, there is sadness in the land. Tails lowered to half-mast. Eyes focused and sad. Quiet sighs.
This is how Tucker, Lilah and Jasper looked as my mom drove away after visiting us for Rosh Hashanah recently.
I assured them that Grandma would be back, but they continued to stare at the empty driveway. Jasper looked back at me and humphed.
“Anyone want to go outside?”
A dozen paws scrambled to the back door, tails aloft and wagging once more.
How soon they forget…
Do your pets have a ceremony when company comes? Any special welcome for favorite visitors?
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