Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tails from the Back Seat: Zen & The Art of Priority Seating
Susan and John finally figured out there was a seating priority for their passengers, Karly & Jake, that guaranteed calm and tranquility in the back seat for long stretches of travel.
Karly's pole position was behind the front passenger seat where with a slit of her eyes, barely lifting her head, she could keep track of every move of the driver. This seat was also warmed by the early morning sun, acting as a sauna to comfort the creaky bones of the elder Karly and allowing her ample room to stretch out as Jake curled up in a shaded corner behind the driver.
Not to mind, in this position, Jake was rewarded with his favorite indulgences. With just a tap of his nose under the driver's elbow or a snuggle of his chin on the driver's shoulder, neck rubs and head massages were bound to be forthcoming.
For hours on end, Jake also enjoyed attentively looking out the window, regardless if open or closed, to keep track of all that passed by. If there really is an "Art of Racing in the Rain", Jake is perfecting it.