Lasting Friendships

Lasting Friendships

This week momma took me to our friend Mike’s home.  Mike is a great guy.  Mike always has time for me and always lets me sit on his lap….and when momma isn’t looking, Mike lets me eat some of his ice cream. Momma and I have known Mike for about 10 years.  Every day for Mike is a struggle, he lives with a degenerative disease that may end up taking his life.  But Mike says, “So what Mattie, it doesn’t matter, we have this moment together!”  “Besides,” says Mike, “we all have to go some time.” Mike is an amazing guy.  He’s a scientist with a patent, and he also knits dog sweaters.  Go figure!  When momma tells Mike that he should save his strength and rest, Mike always says “there will be plenty of time for that, right now I wanna knit!” Mike’s outlook is amazing.  He lives life with a joy only seen in small children first discovering the wonders of this world; and, he giggles at the delights of nature… the sun, the moon, the sky at night when it glows with stars.  Most importantly, Mike loves his dog, Mike. Mike found Mike in a shelter about 8 years ago and ever since then the two have been inseparable.  Mike the dog, likes hot dogs and snores…. Mike the human is a vegan and he’s quite polite.  The Mikes crack me and momma up.  Momma calls Mike the dog, Señor Snore; and Mike the human she calls Vegamite.  Often times we spend the afternoon with Señor Snore and Vegamite…. they are good friends that make us...

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