Beau’s Purpose in Life
Today, as usual, Beau, pictured above, went with me to the barn when I fed the horses. Then I returned to the house. Alone.
Sugar, my wise and discerning wife, commented, “Did you call Beau and he did not come?”
“Yes. You are correct. No, he did not come. He is busy eating horse manure. He looked right at me when I called him, but ignored my invitation. He seemed to be laughing at me.”
Miss Sugar, usually so sweet, made a statement about our beloved Yellow Labrador Retriever, and also mentioned Beau too. It should be noted that we got Beau from an animal shelter shortly after Max died. We did so because Sadie, another Yellow Lab, was depressed and not eating as she mourned Max. Beau is also a Yellow Lab, but he ain’t no Max. He did, however, help Sadie by distracting her with his antics, of which she constantly disapproves.
Sugar sighed and said, “I think Beau’s purpose on earth is to remind us of what a wonderful dog Max was.”
The better we get to know Beau, as we have been doing for over two years now, the more we appreciate and miss Max.
Max – look at his sincere expression and contrast it to Beau’s smirk above.