It's Friday evening and mom & dad were walking me in my cart across the ever so busy, Pacific Coast Highway. The "walk" sign lit up and so did I! Especially when we got about half way through the crosswalk...people in cars lined up anxiously awaiting their turn to go when all of a sudden we heard thunderous clapping... We all looked around to see what all the hoopla was about and then saw it was coming from people in their cars... AND, it was for me!!! Yep, they were cheering me on in my cart! Well, needless to say I don't like to waste a moment of glory... and I lit up brighter than any traffic light no matter what the color! So OF COURSE this made my tail wag really fast... to the point of looking like I could fly this cart across the street!! Move over Superman, Super-Rhu is comin' through. RHU-HOOOOO! I am inspired!
Then, we went on down toward the beach and here was this whole group of kids...the greater percentage of them crying...no almost yowling... some were even in "the RED zone" - that's code for out of control, over the top, just wait it out till it's over!!
As I was closing in, I could see that they had gone into the cold waters and now that they were out of the water and play-time had ended, the ocean breeze which is usually so refreshing was bringing quite a chilling effect on their playful moods.... followed closely by the full effect of CAW-RANKY .
Mom knew as soon as they could see me they would be distracted by my happy face, cart and wagging tail. Sure enough! The moment the first one spotted me it was as if a rapid text hit their brains and one by one their tears turned to curiosity and then smiles mixed in with a little teeth chattering. As they ran their fingers through my warm coat all the moaning and groaning went to questions about me. Mom encouraged them to pet me and to feel how soft and warm I was. Yep, Super-Rhu to the rescue again. We waved farewell and wished them a Happy Mother's Day...Bet that was the best gift they got all week!
Then as if that wasn't enough, on the way back, two adult, rather macho-looking men stopped and asked about me. As my story unfolded and their questions answered, their macho-ness quickly melted into marsh-mellow-ness, to silly putty, to just plain goo! One of the men said, "I think I'm going to cry" as the tears were already welling up in his eyes.
Mom tells me all the time that I bring out the best in people... If there's a kind spot in their heart at all, I seem to bring it out in only the very best of ways.
She says to pass this on to all who read my dog-blog, that she feels so lucky beyond words to have me in her life and though I'm considered a 'special needs' dog mom only sees the 'special' part of me. That's how moms are you know... "So great is a Mother's Love".