White Hairs Stick Together

The white hair on the left belongs to my mom.

The white hair on the right belongs to Brodie.

And, mom and Brodie, a male Maltese puppy, are two identical looking white hairs who act like they’ve been joined at the hip forever.

Mom may ask what Brodie’s name is a million times and refer to him as “that cat” as much as she does “that dog”, but when their eyes connect, their is nothing but a whole lot of  love showing … along with mom’s hands waving and clapping and Brodie’s tail wagging.

Even though Brodie’s vocabulary is limited to a constant barrage of high pitched barks and yips, mom hears it as puppy love talk.

And, when Brodie jumps in mom’s lap uninvited and thinks mom’s finger is a chew bone, mom just laughs and barks and yips back.

I wrote a blog post titled Hair Bolts that I invite you to click over to. It’s a short read, but has a picture of another member of the White Hairs Gang. I don’t want to give you the answer, but I will give you a hint. This little white hair wonder comes from the plant kingdom. And, like mom and Brodie, this one will grow on you. 

Speaking of pictures, here’s one more of  Brodie and mom.

No matter their ages, no matter their stages, no matter if mom is “bark, bark, yip, yip” or Brodie is “that cat” or “that dog”, these two white hairs were made for each other.

Two things are for certain, one is these white hairs stick together and two, I wouldn’t want to try to pry them apart, because they both have teeth and know how to use them. 

PS – You always hear how pets and older folks stick together and I would love for you to share your take and stories on this. Thanks!

And, double thanks for spending some time with mom, Brodie and me.     

About Tom Laughon

Tom Laughon (Pronounced Lawn) is President of Catch Your Limit, an organization whose sole purpose is to guide and grow leaders. His journey from lead singer in a rock-n-roll band, to a successful career in marketing & advertising to consultant, strategist, keynote speaker, facilitator, professor and writer is a fascinating one. Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Tom and his team guide organizations, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to national associations, to "catch their limit" in areas such as leadership development, creativity, innovation, teaming and transformational change. His commitment to "practice what he preaches" has made Catch Your Limit a petri dish for round-the-clock discovery and learning. The firm's brand reflects Tom's personal brand: Fun, Inspirational, Strategic & Hot!

6 responses »

  1. Adorable! Reminds me of my late grandma and her little daschund – he used to hop up on her lap to be cradled like a baby, and loved to have her hold his paw. They were such good mates, so good for each other. 😉


  2. Now, how cute are Brodie and Helen together! Who is Brodie….I need a bit more info about him. Millie doesn’t want to infringe on Brodie’s territory but she would love to come back and visit with Helen!


  3. Thanks for another installment of your adventures with your mom and the other cast of characters you have introduced along the way. Has Brodie met Mr. Booger Head yet? If so, did Booger survive the encounter?

    I always enjoy what you share here, Tom. Please keep them coming. You are doing a great job.


    • Thanks to you, I am going to give Brodie and Mr. Booger Head an opportunity to go head-to-head in a no-holds-barred, whatever-happens-happens, winner-takes-all challenge. And, I will definitely have my camera pointed in their direction.

      Thanks for being a loyal member of our journey and thanks for your kind words. That’s what it takes to keep moving onward and upward.

      Hope all is well in your world.


      • I don’t know if Mr. Booger Head has any small parts the puppy might swallow, but you might want to consider that before promoting the match between them. ;- )


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