Hamish To My Rescue

WP Daily Writing Prompt asks: How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen?

Summer evening at Skagen
Peder Severin Krøyer1892

When I get caught up on the internet, when I am on my phone playing Wordscramble, when I am sitting around watching tv and my brain is in low gear- this is how I unplug.

I just sit there and let my brain flatline and like magic my dog, Hamish Macbeth will  flip my phone out of my hand.  If I am watching tv he will jump up on the couch and shove a toy in my face or throw it at my head ( he’s got one heck of a good aim ).  If I’m on my laptop he will bang his tail against my desk, gently at first and then he goes into ” Cop knock mode “.

Apparently when a cop knocks at your door they sort of bang on it to get your attention to let you know the person tapping on your chamber door is not a raven or someone selling Jesus or cookies and you need to answer it NOW.  Before I got Hamish Macbeth I had read that Labradors have super strong tails and that turned out to be true.

So in the truest sense, I guess I don’t  know when it’s time to unplug and I haven’t found a way to make it happen.

But Hamish Macbeth has figure it out.

Hamish is doing the same thing as a service dog leading it’s blind companion through through the world.

In my case, Hamish is leading me back into it.

Good boy Hamish. Good job.



Hamish Macbeth
Photo A.M. Moscoso

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