The challenge this week was to incorporate the phrase ‘I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…
Every evening, pounding the pavements, whatever the weather, with me twenty yards behind.
I do my best, but I’m overweight, and no athlete.
She thinks I like to run with her, but I don’t. I do it because I love her. And I need to look after her too; she’s important to me.
We arrive home and I see her getting ready to go out. She looks at me, and I hope she won’t invite me. She smiles, strokes my cheek and I know she doesn’t mind.
I sigh. I’m exhausted. Shut the door behind you…
I settle contentedly down on the rug with my bone.