NaBloPoMo DAY 3:
This is a true story, I kid you not.
There is a little Maltipoo who lives in a little townhouse. He’s friendly and playful, and sometimes a bit of a scamp. But there’s one thing you should know about him:
He has a thing for steps.
Indeed, he NEVER is far from the stairs.
In fact, you could say this toy-sized dog lives on the stairs.
He may skitter-scatter to the kitchen for a moment to nibble on a treat, but even at chow time, he prefers to be served on the landing in-between the two sets of steps. He’ll take a walk, but as soon as he returns to his little town home, he runs up the stairs, to make sure they’re still there, then stays at the top or finds a spot halfway down. He loves the staircase so much, he chooses a step and gets cozy.
Why he lives on the stairs, I do not know. It’s rather perplexing, and if you have an inkling, I hope you’ll share it here. Many have pondered the mystery of the little dog who lives on the stairs, but all who’ve wondered, have come up empty-handed.
It’s true, this little pup seems happiest on the stairs. He keeps his toys on the top landing. And if you want to play with him, it’s best you look for him somewhere on the stairs.
Oh, and there’s one more thing you should know about him:
He answers to the name of Oliver.
Oliver Twist, thank you very much.
Sometimes Oliver hangs out near the top of the stairs.
Sometimes he’s hanging out at the very top.
Sometimes he’s somewhere in the middle.
Every once in a while he forgets whether he wants to go up the stairs or down, so he stays like this until he figures it out.
Occasionally, he gathers his toys for a meeting of sorts or maybe he’s just taking inventory of his collection. Yet the stairs are always, ahem, a step away. (Hint: look in the upper right-hand corner.)
Oliver prefers to take his meals on the first landing. Again, notice his proximity to the stairs.
Sometimes his big brother, Henry, keeps him company, which is Henry’s way of saying,
“Kid, you’re strange, but I’m with you all the way.”
What do you make of this penchant for stairs? All theories welcome!
(Note: I’m taking part in NaBloPoMo, more sensibly known as National Blog Posting Month. Thirty days, 30 posts. This is my third. How am I doing?)