Uh oh, looks like another narcoleptic moment ahead
brought to you by Mr. Perpetual Motion — a/k/a Parker . . . .
Although Parker is rarely stationary,
(wiggling and swiveling
like a freewheelin’ pendulum)
he has this tendency to conk out
in one fell swoop,
ending up on his back, motionless,
paws disturbingly frozen midair. . .
Witnessing this phenomenon
can be quite traumatic . . .
Sensing the moment is coming, Tobie stands by . . .
T checks for breathing . . .
Due to Parker’s chronic
and sudden narcoleptic tendencies,
Tobie has been trained and
dog-certified to periodically
check on Parker’s vitals…
just in case
Josh and Sari take it all in stride.
Learning to deal with Parker’s
sudden flop-and-drops, well,
it’s all part of the foster-care challenge. . .
Besides, they’ve heard Sinatra famously
knocked off for ten minutes at a time
no matter where he was, i.e., the airport,
the shower, church, funerals,
Apparently such catnaps
refreshed Frank’s nervous energy
after staying up all night. . .
Who knows, Parker could be
a reincarnation of Ol’ Blue Eyes
Without the pipes, of course,
Cause he does let out a wookie-like sound
when he wrastles with Tobie
that sounds like anything but a crooner . . .
More like a moose in heat
(If you can picture that)
Thankfully, evidence of a clear airway passage
often presents itself, much to everyone’s relief. . .
During these unconscious states,
they say hallucinations can take hold.
One can only hope Parker dreams of green fields,
or flowery meadows
or innocent-looking yard invaders . . .
it’s tempting to draw a parallel between
his unconventional sleep patterns
and his steady diet of Whoppers
(said Whoppers courtesy of his owner,
not his responsible foster caretakers)
Coincidence? Some of us think not. . .
Because Parker gets weekend visitations
with his junk-food lovin’ Poppa
there is little Sari and Josh can do.
I guess Poppa loves to share those little sliders
with Parker after their wild playdates . . .
So while life goes on for most in the daytime . . .
. . . for others, staying awake is not always an option . . . .
Although born and raised in Billings,
Josh is secretly amazed at all of
Montana’s historic little towns . . .
How Parker views
is a puzzle wrapped in an enigma
We do know his fondness
for his CPR-trained buddy
is plainly evident in his loving gazes. . .
To be fair, when Parker is not in perpetual motion
or frozen in an upright scrum
he is capable of impressive discipline. . .
Waiting for the signal to start noshing. . .
(Tobie standing by for the show)
He exhibits supreme will power,
still waiting for the “magic word”
Wait for it, wait for it – Okay? Okay !
What a good doggie !
“Burger King anyone?”
Interestingly, Parker rarely has any narcoleptic attacks
during din-din time . . .
For Tobie, ignorance is bliss,
unacquainted as he is with the Home of the Whopper
Good times. . .
One night when someone gently suggested
that all those Whoppers might be messing with his
normally sleek physique. . .
Parker couldn’t hide his shock and outrage. . .
Although, in the next moment, he was,
you know, all spread-eagled again,
so he couldn’t have been too bothered, hm?
Despite his controversial sleep habits,
and personal peccadillos,
Parker’s charm is undeniable. . .
Definitely a chip off Mr. Sinatra . . .