Writing 101 – Day 6 Assignment: Write about the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year.
Mr. B arrived before Ms. C. It was a warm day and the trees were beginning to open their buds. I could see by the grin on Mr. B’s face that he was in good spirits. I was excited to greet him with a friendly, “hello!”
Mr. B and Ms. C were our new neighbors at the office complex where I worked. They had moved into the vacant rooms next door in mid-March. I enjoyed having them there.
Ms. C had a cheerful personality. The kind that made you feel relaxed and energized when you were around her. When you walked into her office, you immediately felt your worries melt away. Her framed art lined the office walls. You could feel the ocean breeze when viewing her photographs of seagulls in flight. She displayed seashells from her walks on the beach, jars of fine sand and pots of green plants that helped you breathe easier.
And Mr. B, what can I say? Always a friendly fellow with a smile on his face. He had the personality of a wise soul. He knew when you needed a friendly greeting or just a gentle nudge. You see, Mr. B was a dog. Not your everyday mutt mind you but a certified therapy dog. He was Ms. C’s helper.
Ms. C had the gift of touch. As a massage therapist, she had the ability to relax your muscles and your mind. And Mr. B, well, Ms. C had him trained so he slept when a client was on the table. He rarely barked.
Watching Mr. B (Baxter) chase his Frisbee down the long hallway during breaks between clients was pure joy! Mr. B with his tail wagging, ears flopping and little legs running. One could just tell he was smiling!
There is nothing like the friendly lick of a dog’s tongue on the back of your hand when you are having a tough day at the office. It was evident that Mr. B had the gift of touch too.
One couldn’t ask for better neighbors or friends as Mr. B and Ms. C!