What to do. I sit. I stand. I stretch my legs. Where the hell are you? I walked around the house. But there’s nothing to do. The tv is on. You left it open for me. As if that will compensate for your absence. Yeah, I like listening to music occasionally but mostly I don’t know what the hell is going on inside that box full of unintelligible noise.
Bored, I went to sleep. Hoping this will fast forward time. I dreamt of food. Chicken. Hmm. Eggs. Those are my favorites. Waking up,I felt hungry. Leave it to you to keep my food out of my reach. I drunk some water and begun the cycle again. Stretching. Sitting. Walking around. Why is the time not getting any faster?
Finally in utter frustration I saw the pillow on the bed and shredded it into pieces. I’ll show you! Then the plants did not escape my wrath. Ha! This will really rile you up! The newspapers! You are next! Looking around I am unrepentant of the destruction I caused. That will teach you to leave me all alone again!
My momentary insanity exhausted me and I lay down to catch my breath. I gazed gloomily out the window. How I envied the birds on the trees flying so freely on and about. My ears perked up when I heard the children’s laughter from outside. Those are my friends. I longed to play with them. What’s keeping you so long? I can’t bear the silence when you are gone. And those blasted airplanes scares me every time it passes over our house. It always sounds like the world is going to end.
I started doing laps around the house. From the dining room to the bedroom. Running as fast as I could then jumping on the bed. I do this for a few rounds. That’s the only exercise I can get today. Thanks to you. I stopped when I heard pitter patter on the rooftops. It is raining! I love playing in the rain but how can I? You locked me inside.
I went back to the window. I was feeling drowsy again. The sound of rain lullabied me to sleep. You better be here when I wake up or I will forever ignore you.
I heard the gate opens. My heart thundered inside my chest. I tried to calm myself. I was resolved to ignore you. How can you keep me waiting for so long? You are supposed to be home hours ago. But I heard your footstep by the door and my damn tail won’t stop wagging. Traitor! Be still. You look so sorry as you look at me. But I was in an unforgiving mood. I will not run towards you. But what to do about my tail? It has a life of its own and was vent on betraying me.
You reached down to pet my head.
“I am sorry my dear boy for coming home so late. The traffic was really bad. I came as soon as I could.” You sound so pathetic I had to forgive you. I surrendered. I rolled over to let you rub my tummy. What can i do? I truly love you.