Dear Spring Reader,
Did you read my personal ad? Did you tell your single dog friends about it? I must admit I am baffled by the lack of response. Harriet says that it’s too cryptic. She thought maybe someone from the CIA might respond. But I’m not looking for a spy dog! I guess I won’t know anyway if a spy dog responds since she will have to lie about her true job. Oh dear.
I felt sure that any seasoned love-seeker would know all the secret codes. And surely the dog for me has been looking a long time for the perfect match, and I will be her happy ending.
In the meantime, I have begun self medicating (as they say). Have you heard of the Bach Flower Remedies, Dear Reader?
They are wonderful little mood alterers in a bottle. To decide which ones are for you, you must begin with a questionnaire.
I am taking Chicory (I need to be needed and want my loved ones close/I feel unloved and unappreciated by my family) and White Chestnut (I relive unhappy events or arguments over and over again). Harriet says I should also be taking Vine (I am strong-willed, ambitious and often bossy), but I don’t consider that a problem.
I also picked up a couple of bottles for Harriet: Honeysuckle (I’m often homesick for the “way it was”/I think more about the past than the present), Olive (I feel completely exhausted, physically and/ or mentally) and Water Violet (I give the impression that I’m aloof). I slip them into her morning tea, and just yesterday she sprang from the chaise and said,”Let’s do something new this weekend!”
So on tomorrow we’re off to the Quincy Library.
Your Loyal, Lonely,