When you don’t have kids you do other things that mimic parenting. Maybe we don’t realize we do it?
In my case it was a “doggy” play date. The border collie doesn’t really like playing. She spent five years on a chain so the concept is alien to her. She is a little survivor. When Arno tries to get her to play chase she gets grumpy. La-Kenya and her “girls” came over. The dogs engaged in chaos and the humans lunched and chatted.
The disadvantage of being a guest in my home is that it is never exactly spic and span. The advantage of being a guest in my home is that it is never spic and span. You get to feel a bit morally superior.
I think it would be fair to say the cats were not impressed by all of this.
They got revenge by hanging out on the clean laundry.
The dogs being dogs did not care. They romped.
They made declarations of adoration.
Arno tried to make it up to his cat rulers after wards by being cute.
The day ended all too quickly.
Don’t rec pony party. Chit chat, hang out and then go feast upon the offerings on our recent and rec’d list.