If I were an animal…(30 days of blogging prompts 15)

I’d choose to be a dog.

This is one of those prompts which I tried to answer as spontaneously as I can.

I would choose to be a dog  because dogs are intelligent and loyal.  They are also domesticated so they can live with their owners.  I would be able to care of my owner just as she or he could care for me.

I like the idea of being at liberty to roam free even if I “belong” to someone.  I wouldn’t want to be kept in a cage.  I would want to be touched and hugged.

We had one of these pekingese dogs a while back.  It was a “he” and was fiercely loyal to my mom.  We called him “Prince” and he had such lovely hair that he had his own special comb to make sure they didn’t get tangled up.  He would sleep outside my Mom’s door, taking full advantage of the cool air from the airconditioner seeping through the crack.

Project night

So I managed to make it to the 5:30 Super Express bus.  One single pick up in the city and it headed for home.  I was at my doorstep in an hour, and I started cooking dinner.  Fried chicken wings for the boy (current fave dinner of choice) and T-bone steak for us grownups with a side of asparagus. 

I fell asleep as we entered the tunnel and occasionally woke up when the burly man beside me snored a single burst extra loud every now and again.  Just my luck — not even my exhaustion was deep enough to shield me from the noise.  It would have been blissful to just slide off to dreamland uninterrupted.

I have major writing to do as my 30 days of blogging prompts deadline is fast approaching.  (April 6 is the last day to send out.)  I have so far successfully laid out around 5 of the 30 prompts.  Not much, I know.. but the longer ones are already in the works, even if I haven’t published it here yet.  I’m really getting into some serious writing, but I’m wary to publish it in full in such a public space like here.  I am producing two copies of the book, and I’m working in earnest because I’m keeping one copy. 

My Book of Treasures is also progressing very well — my swap partner is also into Nicoletta Ceccoli, and I’ve found a nice way to incorporate the graphics into something I wanted to put into the book.  I’m being vague because I don’t want to give anything away. =)  It’s that kind of satisfaction when one is creating from scratch and things come together spontaneously.

I’m doing a spring envelope collage for a mail art swap due tomorrow.  I like this pace.  I’m not constantly running after deadlines although I kind of miss getting mail constantly.  (That’s the trade off of the slowdown, I guess.)

Midnight now and heading off to dreamland.  I’m watching a performance of Angelo’s in school tomorrow before going to work.  My boy’s dancing… =)  Can’t wait.