A long time ago, George Thorogood, American Rocker, had a big hit with Move it on Over, in 1978. While George might have sung an anthem for a lot of men in the last forty years, the dog house in my backyard has been vacant for as long as I have owned it.
Before I was married, I brought flowers, plants, a cactus and finally dried flowers to my future bride. They all were loved or neglected to death. I tried nurturing the rose bushes I purchased along with the house fifteen years ago. They were old, required too much care and were finally finished off by an invasion of gophers.
Starting this year on our anniversary, I was recommended to visit the florist I now have as my ONLY florist for a beautiful arrangement of roses. And now, to the chuckle of friends, neighbors and co-workers, I bring flowers every other week or sooner.
Where I once used to encourage my wife with plants I landscaped in the yard – and they are still attractive at this time of year, I cannot point her to the yard when she wants a little something on the dining room table!
So this big ol’ dog does not need to sing the blues. I got our anniversary, Valentines Day, and at the end of the year, her birthday and Christmas covered.
I come in last night about half past ten
That baby of mine wouldn’t let me in
So move it on over, rock it on over
Move over little dog, the mean old dog is movin’ in
HANK WILLIAMS SR.
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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