Fifty Shades of Grrrr
Chapter 2: Emma
It was love at first sight on the corner of Hudson Street and Lincoln Boulevard.
Mr. Darcy fought mightily against his restraint when he saw the gorgeous Golden. Oh, he thought when the sun shone on her silky coat, white gold.
Emma was not shy. Also restrained, she met his longing gaze with a friendly come-hither look. Mr. D had a year on her—lots of experience in dog years—and behaved like a perfect gentleman, all the while thinking, Wait ‘til I get you off-leash and in my yard. I have so much to teach you and we’ll have so much fun.
D was too handsome to resist and Emma was a willing and quick learner. And so it began…
She burst through the gate and ran circles around Mr. D as he watched her with delight. He rolled over on his back and let her have her puppy way with him. As she matured, they designed their own style of play which got a bit rough at times. But then they’d share a refreshing bowl of water and lay side by side, content in their togetherness.
Darcy liked to take good care of his girls, and with a little help from the humans (they’re the ones with the thumbs, after all), all their needs were met. There was never a shortage of nutritious food, salmon treats and the obligatory Greenies. If Emma was a good girl and ate all her food, she was permitted a favorite indulgence--an extra-dry martini, straight-up, shaken, not stirred.
Now you may be wondering, where’s Suzy, D’s first love? Well, if you knew Mr. Darcy, you’d be aware of his great generosity and willingness to share himself and all his worldly goods (toys).
Darcy, Suzy and Emma became an inseparable threesome. They even allowed Suzy’s older sister, Abby, a 12-year-old Beagle, to join their trysts, but she mostly just watched, providing an added element of excitement.
Mr. D had his rules, but the girls were willing to submit, after some negotiation of hard and soft limits. And the dance continues…