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Mondays With Merlin

Mondays With Merlin: Teaching Old (Dogs) Or Cats New Tricks

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It’s your friendly neighborhood old meezer, Merlin with a not so fabulous photo quote because of Layla. It’s true I accept life as it is but she could have put effort into it but no. She was fascinated by a wedding party being photographed in her favorite haunt, the Persian gardens and blogged about at her other blog Boomer Muse calling it Why I Will Never Be A Wedding Photographer. Oh, there are lots of photos there but scarcely none of me recently, save a few on Instagram. Is it because I’m very skinny and old? No, she accepts my status quo. She says she’d rather spend time with me totally focused without a lens separating us. Okay, I can buy that.

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but what about an old cat? Well, it’s never too late to try. Layla and I discovered a new thing, not quite a trick but potentially tricky. She loves her hammock but has been spending more time with me on our picnic blankie but on the weekend she suddenly scoops me up and says, we’re going to the hammock. Whoa Nellie, has she forgotten I’m blind? To have a cat swinging on a hammock could be a catastrophe. Cats hate being on things that sway or are balanced but I accept she know what she’s doing so I go for it. She cradles me in her arms and slowly lowers herself onto the hammock, so gently it hardly moves and then we snuggle under the sun-dappled trees like in bed but only better with the fresh air. So, the learn is: it’s never too late to try something new. Is there anything you have a hard time accepting?
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