Watching careful! Do you see it?
It is a beautiful day, bright blue skies with light wispy clouds! A little boy sitting on the ground under a shade tree! His eyes have a hollow glazed over aspect to them! You speak to him and he looks up but it as if you are speaking a foreign language to him. His reply finally comes but the speech is slow and slightly slurred! It is as if the words in his brain come out his mouth with the speed of molasses! Every part of him struggles to move, he knows he should, he knows he needs to, but he just can’t do it with any normalcy. A small chocolate lab puppy is set down in front of this little boy and the puppy looks around and slightly lifts his head to scent the air! The pup looks at each of the people surrounding him and then looks at the little boy. He lunges straight ahead for the little boy with all the speed and accuracy that his little 8-week-old body can muster. He goes straight for the little boys chin and begins to lick at his chin and then circles to his ear. The little boy in the fog at first is startled but then begins to smile, his arms circle the puppy and begin to cradle and stroke the pups head and body! The pup settles in his lap with his little chin resting on the boys forearm. The pup’s eyes occasionally glance away but mostly his eye’s are on his self-proclaimed charge. A 6-year-old boy with T1 diabetes! The pup seems to know that he is needed and wanted here in this dazed state of the lil boy! As the numbers come up the pup begins to be a normal puppy again, picking up sticks and greeting those who are gathered around.
What you just witnessed was a first alert of an 8 week old puppy to his new owner as best as it can be explained by this writer!