AJ is staying with my daughter Hilary temporarily until I get back to the area and get my new truck. Yeah, a few things have been going on. I'm finally tired of fighting the losing battle of running a truck that doesn't want to and trying to make a living doing it. So, I'm changing companies. I've already tried changing trucks, but apparently, since I hold a steering wheel and happen to be equipped with indoor plumbing, I can't possibly know anything about what's going on under the hood of a diesel truck.
I give up.
I will be starting with a new/old company as soon as I get back to the main terminal, which happens to be next door to the town my daughter is living in. It made sense to leave AJ with her for that reason and because he loves her.
In the two years I've had him, he has yodeled maybe a dozen times outside of the times I've teased him with recorded Basenji sounding off on the computer. He was with Hilary less than two days and I got a text from her he was yodeling at the TV and carrying on. She says she fell off the couch laughing because she had never seen that before. "Cutest thing ever" she says. Today, she sends a pic of him snuggled up on her bed wadded up in a bunch of blankets. And I know he gets to sleep in the bed with her. I requested she not spoil my dog, but I know it's already too late….(brat)
I know he's having a blast with her and she's great with him. He's even getting along swimmingly with the other dog in the house, a male terrier of some sort who decided AJ was going to be his new girlfriend for about the first three hours...until AJ told him to stop.
But, tomorrow, I will be handing the keys to this truck over to my current company, most likely ride the train to my daughter's town and go to work for a company I worked with before, which explains the "new/old" reference. In the meantime, this truck feels so empty without my boy here. He gave me a good reason to get out and walk around. It feels kind of funny walking around a bunch of trucks apparently just hanging out. I've gotten used to thinking about someone besides myself and maybe that's what I miss.
But I can't wait to see the wagging tail and hear the yodels when I walk into her apartment next time....
(There's a reason I'm not giving the names of the towns.....:p )