Cocoa turned two on Monday, a day we celebrated by giving him a new toy, some special canned food (he usually eats kibble), and even a card (which we did not let him chew).
Still, he is a dog, and is not a perfectly behaved one at that!
One thing I have noticed, especially when I am walking him, is how distractable he is. A jogger, a bicyclist or a walker (with or without dog)–any and all of them draw him immediately away from me and whatever was occupying him before they appeared.
But as I have thought about it, I realize I have some of that, too. I notice other folks do as well.
Just the other day, I was talking to someone at church and another person walked in and the person with whom I thought I was engaged in significant conversation simply walked away from me. I never did finish the sentence I was uttering when the person left me.
We are a distracting society–so much noise everywhere, so much demanding our attention. I certainly know I have plenty of Cocoa moments myself.
If only I could be as cute as he is. Then I wouldn’t mind not being that much further up the evolutionary chain.