Today, me and my brothers invited all of our close friends and cousins to our house for a fun party, but mainly to cheer Pippen up. My parents left for India earlier this month to buy traditional clothing and materials for my brother’s wedding. Consequently, Pippen has fallen into a depressed mood as he always does when they leave for long periods of time. Even if you don’t have pets, you can easily tell that animals have feelings and emotions too. If you don’t believe me, please locate the nearest search engine. Better yet, head over to National Geographic’s page dedicated to my hero, Jane Goodall –> National Geographic – Jane Goodall
Welcoming Pippen into our family has been the best part of my life because he just lightens our lives with his undeniable joy, incomparable personality, and everlasting kindness. With every move he makes, you can tell that he is having the time of his life and that his only motivation is to have fun.
Oddly enough, my parents weren’t leaving the country as much as they are now. There’s really no explanation other than that it’s all a coincidence. Funnily however, my dad really wants to take Pippen to India, but will never allow him to plop our precious pup onto a plane for an eighteen-hour flight, I know the dangers and at the end of the day, my dad is always bluffing.
Ever since they left, Pippen has been super mopey which dampens the mood of the entire home because he is an equal member of the household and when he feels a certain type of way, we ALL feel a certain type of way.
I live in Surrey and work 9 to 5 in Vancouver, so I have to leave an hour-and-a-half before work and arrive at home an hour-and-a-half after work. I like to tell my cousins that it’s really a 7:30 to 6:30 type of lifestyle. This is my first job since completing my undergrad in December and so I am super grateful that I have been given this amazing opportunity. But because I work 9 to 5, five days a week, I only get to see Pippen towards the end of the day. Of course, I have weekends, but I devote those to schoolwork. Nonetheless, Pippen gets his walks every night from me and my cousins, which is probably my favorite time of the day. I remember before I got this job, I got to see my family so much more, I miss getting to see these little moments.
I was thinking the other day, that the best thing to do would be to bring all of our cousins together to hang out because Pippen loves when we throw parties at our home. It gives him a chance to mingle with our family members who don’t usually see him as much because of work.
The party hasn’t begun yet, but I know for a fact that it will cheer Pippen up, I’m getting anxious just thinking about it!