Timber here!  Never mind Maya.  She thinks Senior Guard Dog was a promotion.  Yeah, right.  I say it’s a demotion ’cause she’s old and cranky.  Why else would the bosses bring me on board?  No way can she keep up with me.  I run circles around her and everyone else.

It’s just a matter of time before I take the old gal’s job.  Then I’ll be in charge of everything!  Hate to say it, but I deserve it.  I’m young, good-lookin’, and talented.  And did I mention, I’m smart, too?

This new job came with a relocation package.   So, I must have been promoted.  And it’s almost an international job.  I’m doing pretty good for myself, if you know what I mean. My first boss was a really great guy!  He taught me everything I know.  But there was more out there for me.  And a cubicle just wasn’t cutting it.

Let me tell ya, I love my new office with a view!  If only everyone here could be a team player.  That’s okay.  I’ll teach them how to run this joint sooner or later.  And the nightlife?  It’s really, wild!



Maya by Wagon Wheel Richard C Photography


Yeah, you caught me napping on the job.  It’s no big deal.  I’m Maya, Senior Guard Dog at Barley Darts.  The pay sucks, but I get free room and board.  At least the food ain’t half bad.  Meals vary and I have time to choke ’em down.

The last couple of weeks have been tough.  It’s been way too hot.  The bugs won’t leave me alone.  I hate those gosh-darn weed seeds, too.  They’re at just the right height to get in my eyes.  How the heck am I supposed to do my job?  I tell ya, I’ll go blind at this rate.  But I don’t dare complain.  At least I have a job.  That’s more than some folks.

I’m gettin’ close to retirement, too.  Thank God!  I don’t know how anyone puts up with all these young’uns.  Just the other day, the bosses brought in another one.  All these whippersnappers wanna do is run around!  Heck, half the time they go in circles and never get anything done.

And they don’t show anyone respect.  They constantly pick and poke at everything and everyone.  Pfft.  If the bosses expect me to teach them anything, they’re crazy!   I can’t even keep ’em all in a straight line.  Shoot!  I gave up a long time ago.