Ah yes, today is a “happy day” indeed.
Well, because a certain someone comes home today. You see, Ryan has been traveling quite a bit for work recently. He’s pretty much been gone every weekend for the past month.
In early May, he jetted off to NYC for a few days for work. Then the next week he spent a long weekend in Arkansas for his little sister’s graduation. And finally, this past weekend, he was needed in Boston and Rhode Island for work.
Talk about a busy month! By the rate he’s going, he might as well invest in his own private yet…
Needless to say, Ryan’s absence means that Happy and I have had a lot of bonding time.
I must say, Happy will be one elated pupsqueak to see Ryan walk through the front door in a few short hours. There’s a neighbor in our apartment complex who has the same exact car as Ryan. Happy, being the smarty-pants she is, equates the “honk” the car makes when it’s locked (via the keyphob) to Ryan walking through the door. It breaks my heart every single time Happy hears that specific honk of the horn when my neighbor gets home from work, and Ryan doesn’t walk through the door. Although Happs and I have had a grand ‘ole time without the mister around, Happy isn’t truly happy unless both of us our home (or rather, in the same room and within eyesight, ha!).
So what are some things the Happs and I have been up to during the time Ryan has been gone?
Well, we’ve gone on a countless number of walks to Freedom Park
We’ve caught up on some ZZZs on the couch (okay, maybe that was just Happs, as I’m a horrible napper.)
We’ve indulged in DVR marathons of every girly-show possible on the Bravo channel (Real Housewvies of New York/OC, anyone? I ❤ trashy Bravo television ).
Happy has received delicious treats from the neighbor pups.
Happy LOVES peanut-butter!
Jameo and Loki = Happy’s idols.
Of course, the usual chores were taken care of. We are responsible, after all.
And staring down the door may have happened a few times, as well…
Breaks my heart…truly, it does.
So yes, Happs has done her fair share of moping around…
Luckily, we’ve been able to have a few Skype sessions.
And last night, Happs put on her party-pants and enjoyed herself for a night on the town. She got to be my date to a little blogger meet-up at Menchies, a new froyo place that just opened up a few weeks ago. Happs got to hang with Brittney and Kelly (and her friend Thomas) again, and meet Katy (who was in town for a race — her second half- marathon!).
Since the last trip Ryan took (to Arkansas) was not for work, Happs and I got to act as chauffeur to and from the airport. So when it came time to pick Ryan up from the airport, Happy and I had ourselves a little late-night adventure.
And this little one could not have been more excited…
Because Ryan’s current trip is for work, Happs and I don’t have to journey to the airport this weekend. So when Happy hears that *honk* later this afternoon, it’ll be the honk she’s been waiting for.
And it will lead to this:
(These pictures above were taken when Ryan returned home from his work-trip to NYC a few weeks ago).
And I’ll bet you a million homemade peanut-butter treats that a whole lot of this will be happening in the very near future…
Now if that’s not love… I don’t know what is.
So yes, today is a very happy day indeed.
And the little pup is about to be all smiles.
Do you find that your pet is not content unless every member of the family is home? Does your dog know the *honk* of your car? Do you miss your furball friend if you travel a lot for work?