Hello everyone, I am back to give the “dog’s perspective”.
Two weeks ago, I noticed my parents packing up our stuff in the 5th wheel. I became very excited, and promptly did my part by sitting all day by the door, so they would not forget me. When they told me to “kennel up” I happily sprinted into the back seat of the truck, and settled down in my kennel, dreaming of warm and sunny Florida. They promised me we would be going there after Amazon. When they stopped and opened up my crate, I figured we were stopping at one of those doggie rest stops, where I get to pee everywhere.
And then I realized, we were in another campground. Hmmmm. I thought we were going South to Florida, but somehow ended up going North. To Indiana. In December?? Yikes!
Now my parents tell me they did this because of a big bonus that Amazon offered. I better be getting some new toys and treats out of that bonus. Especially since they did not consult me in this decision. And now they are working 11 hour days too? They leave when it is dark, and return after dark, so my play time has been very limited.
The only good part of this, is my new dog walker. She takes me for 30 minute walks every day in the park across the street! And she likes to jog, so I finally have someone to jog with. My mom said she will only run if her life depends on it.
My dog walker leaves a daily “report card” for my parents, so I have to be on my best behavior. The first thing they do when they get home, besides petting me, is read that note. Puts lots of pressure on me to behave, but I try my best!
I have been trying to make some new friends, on those rare days off that my parents have. Here is me with my new friend, Snowflake. Yes, she is a cat, but I find that cats don’t like to sniff my butt like dogs do. I am starting to not be afraid around her.
THE END IS IN SIGHT
My parents just finished up a 59 1/2 hour work week. Seems Amazon offered all their employees a $100.00 VISA gift card, for anyone volunteering to do that. They have been pretty exhausted at night. They told me today that next Saturday, December 20, will be their “release” day from Amazon. All the Camperforce will be heading out on Sunday….yay….off to Florida!!!!
But then they informed me they signed up for another 59 1/2 hour work week. Seems people are buying lots of slippers, socks, bathrobes, watches and jewelry, so they are very busy at their fulfillment center. And they need another big push this week, so they again offered $100.00 VISA gift cards to all employees that work the crazy amount of hours. My parents tell me the 1/2 day is a piece of cake, but since I am not allowed to eat cake, I have no idea what that means.
According to my math, with the $400 in gift cards plus extra overtime money, my parents should be able to buy a lot of treats and toys for me. After all these long days of staring out the window waiting for them, I am exhausted and deserve a reward!!
Quote for the day: “No matter what you are going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you’ll find the positive side of things.” – Demi Lovato