One of those dumb things that humans do is plan ahead. Mom may say that I’m wasting my time doing dog things like chewing on a rubber log for hours, or sniffing for the bathroom rather than peeing in any old place, but none of my dog things compare to the colossal amount of time and energy she wastes planning ahead. When Mom looked at the weather for our hike, the sun and clouds were blotted out with big, fluffy curls that meant wind faster than a schoolbus. Mom hates wind because it feels like depression, and so she thought about canceling our hike today. What’s the point of planning ahead if it keeps you from doing something that you really want to do?! Luckily, after burning up a lot of energy that could have been used for joy, she put on some warm clothes and a hat that wouldn’t get blown off her head, and we stepped out into the mountain air.
Oscar the Optimist
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