Bean Bean, my dog for 13 years had been left at home by himself (sorry,
itself) for close to 17 months since the last helper Daisy left. It
must have been very miserable for him because Daisy had been taking care
of him since he joined our family in 2001. In frustration, this good
boy who goes to the cage for wee-wee would urinate on the floor if we
returned home past midnight!
Bean Bean is very dutiful. He barks
at the slightest noise he hears and the smallest dust flying in the air.
Whenever any "strangers" like the delivery men or repair men are in the
apartment, he would bark from the moment they step in to the minute
they step out.
We had been trying hard to hire a new helper. Not
to say these days the demand for helpers far exceeds the supply, the
mere mentioning of a four-legged baby is putting off many potential
So every day Bean Bean stayed in his bed with eyes on
the door waiting for us to be back. He grew so tired waiting that when I
did open the door, he would merely give me a look skipping the
formality of getting up or wagging the tail. He did not even bother to