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.