volunteered, or “volun-told”?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.. – Philippians 4: 6 (NIV)

Mondays as the start of the work week is not one that I routinely leap from my bed and face cheerfully.  With Comet and Dexter  however, the slightest indication that I am waking, is cause for celebration. They have me timed to the moment,  and know at what point in my routine their morning walk is coming.   Today I adjusted it slightly.   I did not pour coffee, nor dawdle over some morning email as I have marching orders, in between my routine walk, and work commute — I was volunteered to feed our friend’s dog this morning.   ( The Missus was running late and had to get in by a specific time to her job to get some work completed.)    I really do not mind, though it might not be as genial for the dog Cash.   You see,  her dog requires a measured dose of medication when it gets breakfast or supper.   Needless to say,  I follow instructions well, and put the food and medication out.  But Cash is a skittish creature.  I did not find him where I expected.   And he was not willing to be encouraged by me while his person was away.   His loss.

20170508_063247After the close of a fiscal Quarter, and the day prior to THE national holiday,  I know today will be a time to catch up on paperwork.   So these small favors are no big deal.    I wonder if Cash will have eaten his breakfast with his anxiety medication mixed in.   At least he has opportunity.   I will perform the same tasks in reverse after my evening commute.

I will volunteer myself tomorrow for holiday routine.  Barbecue, couch fluffing, and an evening concert with friends concluded by fireworks.  I do not expect to be anxious about anything. Dog chow- but it's BBQ day!


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