It has been quite awhile since I have put on the old Ask Aunt Foley hat, but I have so many friends with questions, and I have so much experience, it is my duty to help them. So on to the mailbag.
Dear Aunt Foley: My Mom has decided to go back to work. I don’t know why. Is it something I did? - Signed Molly
Dear Molly: No, it is nothing you did. Your Mom loves you with her whole heart. But sometimes parents need to go to work. They get money which they can barter for kibble toys, and treats for you. Also, working makes them feel better about themselves. Take heart; there is no more joyous moment than when your parent arrives home from work. Plus, you will be missed so your playtime and walk time will be even more special. Just sleep when Mommy is gone, and it will seem like she has been gone only a few moments and you won’t miss her at all.
Dear Aunt Foley: We love the Puppy Bowl. How do we get to play in it? Charlie, Toto, and Star
Dear Charlie, Toto, and Star: Unfortunately, to play in the Puppy Bowl, you need to be a homeless pup, and you wouldn’t want to be that. But you can play Puppy Bowl the home edition. Put all your toys on the floor. Then run from one side of the house to the other while your siblings try to stop you. Throw the stuffies in the air for field goals. And your mom will love it because she not only gets to watch but also she can perform cleanup.
Dear Aunt Foley: Why don’t my parents tell me what the weather is going to do? One day there is no snow on the ground, and the next day there is a foot of snow. Don’t they know I have to prepare myself for this? I have to poop and pee out there. Why aren’t they more considerate? Oreo
Dear Oreo: You are so right. Humans should tell us what the weather is going to be like so we can mentally prepare ourselves. I think they keep the forecast from us because so many of us love snow and we would be like excited kids when snow is predicted. Kids look outside hoping there will be no school and many of us look outside for something cool to play in. Personally, I am for full transparency between dogs and humans. Dogs never lie, so it is up to the humans.