October 11, 2017 by Petrea
Wilma Wednesday: Wilma has (T)issues
Whether it’s five hours or five minutes, Wilma doesn’t like to be left alone. That’s not unusual for a dog, especially a rescue, but some have more abandonment issues than others.
Wilma’s safety is our number one concern, so when we leave, she stays inside. When she’s alone, she does some…uh…”acting out.”
“I was worry,” she says.
She doesn’t damage the furniture, although sometimes the armchair is warm from her body heat when we get home.
“Where were you?”
She doesn’t overturn the garbage.
“I looked for you.”
She doesn’t howl.
“You were lost. I couldn’t find you.”
She collects used tissues. Sometimes we arrive home to find a trail of them leading from the bathroom trash, along with dental floss and the occasional band-aid.
Wilma doesn’t shred the tissues, or chew them.
“I have them,” she says.
“Why do you have them, Wilma?”
“They have your stink.”
“Isn’t that kind of icky?” I ask.
“Yes,” she says.
And for Wilma, “icky” is a very good thing.