My friends, it is inevitable. Word has arrived from the highest source. I will commence college in late March.
And now, my time is near
And so I face the college curtain
My friend, I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain
I live a life that’s full.
and love each one of you.
And more, much more than this,
I do it my way
Regrets, I’ve had a few
But then again, too few to mention…
And more, much more than this
I did it my way
Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out [or it was pulled out]
I faced it all and I stood tall;
and did it my way’… [via adorably manipulating expressions]
I’ve loved, and loved and loved.
and I’ll never have my fill
And now, as tears subside,
I find it all so amusing.
To think I did all that;
And may I say – not in a shy way, [I am Louie, after-all]
I love and they love me,
and did it my way… (My Way lyrics; Paul Anka)
Have no fear my friends – after all I am a fearless and confident Louie.
What a Wonderful World it is, and so many new adventures await!
This month I am twenty months old! I continue to wake every morning in amazement since each new day brings with it a new adventure just for me, Louie.
This month I attended Sykesville’s Ice Fest where I walked its crowded, historic Maine Street. Our transport vehicle parked itself in a lot and I rode a shuttle bus, piloted by a very friendly human lady who was very impressed with my behavior, to the center. It was a large yellow bus – the same that small humans ride every day to their schools!
Hmmm … do you think that my transport vehicle will act like a chameleon and change its color to yellow just to drive me to college?
There on Maine Street I met various forms of solidly frozen creatures with no scent.
I visited a human packed – like sardines in a can – cafe and a crowded antique shop where I impressed with first-rate behavior despite the tight quarters. The antique shop housed a stout alien who shared with me these words of wisdom;
in your dreams
May the force
be with you!!!”
This was wonderful advise to a young, teenage pup about to embark on his college career. Do not you think?
On this chilly day, Sykesville’s bustling historic Maine Street was thrilling!
The Baltimore Museum of Art was fun too! One exhibit was a doorway of beads, and I, Louie, was given the opportunity to walk through it!
In shades of blue symbolizing water and movement, the artist’s intent was to create a sense of peace even if just for a fraction of a second as you pass through.
It was awesome to be permitted to walk through this doorway of beads especially because the strands of beads combed the length of my body from the tip of my nose to tip of my tail. This big boy found it very cool.
Your favorite singing pup took part in his third flute convention! This one was in Reston, Virginia. I was there one year ago when I was a young pup. Yup this pup attended a meeting, settled by my Joanie’s side during two rehearsals, attended a concert, and helped with a concert introduction. I was in heaven, humans loved me, and a part of my dream came true! Do you remember my dream?
Following the concert I went out to dinner with a group of wonderful human musicians who were very impressed with my restaurant manners, some of whom I already knew!
I spent the final weekend of this fabulous February with my college president. It was the equivalent to an incoming human freshman’s college orientation. I was so very tired after a very full weekend that this debonair big boy slept all the way home.
I am Louie, Louie I am.
May the force be with you!