The Big Wait
She was the runt of the litter, the one that no one wanted. And, arguably, she turned out to be the best of the bunch. Thats what got her into her present predicament. That being, pregnant. If you're going to have pups, it might as well be from a good mama. Now, I'm no dog person, my wife is. Whatever I've learned about dogs has come by default. Like they say, half of life is showing up. Well, I show up at home every day. The dogs greet me. To them, I'm just another member of the pack. I scratch ears, rub bellies. Sometimes I feed 'em popcorn.
But, as they say, I digress. Maggie is a dog in waiting. We're waiting too. The living room has been converted into a nursery, the house... a sauna. Gotta keep them pups warm (if they ever come). Right now, Maggie is shivering, perhaps the beginnings of the whelping process?
Meanwhile, I'm sitting in my underwear. Its so warm that my eyelids are sweating.