Coming Home

There is nothing quite like the greeting that “my girls” give me when I get home after a long day at work.

If Gerry is home before me, he has them sit at the door until my car is safely in the garage, then he opens the door and gives them the “ok” command to out and greet me. They wiggle and squirm around wanting nothing more than an acklowledgment of their cute little presence.

If I’m home before him, the first thing I hear as I get out of my car is them barking in the house saying “Hi, Mom!”. When I open the door the they stop barking and just jump around as I reach down to greet them.

Once I’m in the house, and have a chance to put my things down, I pick each one up in turn and give them a special greeting.

Our trainer says that dogs should be taught not to jump up, and that they should greet you and then go off and let you settle in to being at home. I struggle with trying to get our little 3 and 5 pound girls not to jump up. Truth be told, I like their style of greeting, it works for us!

(As Joanne might say….we own it!)


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. I’m so glad you’ve adapted my philosophy to your life! It works in so many ways. Love the pups.

  2. How cute!

  3. Your babies are just adorable. I certainly understand the love you have for them and they for you.

  4. They are soooo cute! We struggle with the thought of getting another pet since we are empty nesters now but can’t quite commit to it. WHen I read about them greeting you my heart aches a little as I know that feeling.

  5. Joanne – you’re so right – adopting your philosophy has been very empowering!

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