Daily Archives: November 16, 2006

Mac O’clock


You’ve seen numerous pics of Mac the Chesapeake Bay Retriever in various forms of dress on Phun Photo Phridays but what you don’t know is that Mac is also our alarm clock. I kid you not…he has this uncanny sense of timing and when he’s ready to get up in the morning, everyone has to get up with him. Like it or not.

He usually starts to stir around 7:00 when I first wake up. He stands up, fluffs his bed, and lies back down. He then starts with the suckling noises. It’s as if he’s trying to nurse but there’s no teet. This goes on for a few minutes before he dozes off again. Then at exactly 7:30 he wakes again, walks into the bathroom. (I think he looks out the window to make sure it’s morning.) Then he returns to the bedroom, proceeds to Mark’s side of the bed and gives Mark big, wet kisses while pounding hit tail against the wall. The kisses wake Mark instantly and the loud tail drumming ensures I won’t be dozing off anytime soon.  And this my friends is how we start our day.