The other day, while I was sipping on my ‘usual’ at a local coffee house in Cochrane, my husband phoned to report some news he had just read. “I guess Darwin won’t be home for Christmas.” he said.
” WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? DID SOMETHING HAPPEN TO DARWIN? Oh my gosh!!” Ed and I only know one Darwin,so I was positive that he was referring to Kennel Boy.
“Well,” Ed continued, “It’s right here in the newspaper. I’ll read it to you. ‘Darwin was apprehended after he was found wandering through a parking lot looking rather ‘lost’. Although he was fashionably dressed in a nice fuzzy coat, the officials were concerned for his well-being so he is now behind bars. Loved ones have been given permission to visit him for thirty minutes however there will be no physical contact. Family has stated that the longer Darwin goes without seeing loved ones, the faster he will lose his bond with them. They are hoping that Darwin will be released before Christmas Eve because his new Christmas outfit and bow tie are waiting for him at home. It is beginning to look doubtful that Darwin the Monkey will be reunited with family before Christmas.’ “
“Darwin the MONKEY?!? I thought you were talking about Darwin WIGGETT!”
“No Dear, Darwin Wiggett doesn’t wear bow ties! This story is about a monkey, called Darwin, found in an IKEA parking lot.”
Well thank goodness ‘our’ Darwin is okay. It is always a heart stopping moment when you think something bad has happened to a friend. This brings me to our Christmas message. Ed and I would like to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2013. During the Holiday Season, please make sure not to drink and drive – unless you are having my regular, a skinny latte! Also, watch over those who have had a little too much Christmas Cheer. No one wants a heart stopping moment. Talk to you next year!
Oh yes, Zerrin, our Golden Retriever, would like to wish you all the best too.