Friday, March 6, 2015

He's Not Sad

In the last two days, two different people (complete strangers) have told me Isaac looked sad. I do not think he looks sad, ever. Except when he has to have a bath.

The first person that told me he looked sad was in the grocery store. Isaac was standing quietly beside me in line, waiting to pay for our groceries.

The second person was the medical assistant at urgent care last night. Isaac was lying on the floor beside the bed in the exam room, sleeping. How is it even possible to look sad while asleep?

I wasn't sure what to say.  I felt like I needed to convince them he isn't sad, that he's a happy dog, that he doesn't work all the time and that he behaves differently when he's off duty.  But also, he's not sad when he's working.  He's calm.  He's subdued.  But that's not sad.  He likes his job.

1 comment:

  1. That's because they're used to seeing "happy dogs" that pull on lead, jump up, and bark. Not used to a well-behaved, well-trained dog.