Yesterday, the Brothers and I were in the living room enjoying an afternoon sun break. Suddenly, we realized we were not alone. Someone else was sitting in the doorway to the room, soaking up a little sun himself.
It was Thomas! While we have occasionally seen Thomas come out during the day, he usually moves from one hiding spot to another, but now he was just sitting calmly in the doorway. Brother Henry said, “Hey! Junior Agent T! Why don’t you come join us over here?” Thomas got an annoyed look on his face and said, “What? Come all the way out there in the daylight!? And open myself up to potential wiener dog attack? Senior Agent H, I thought you would be more concerned about security!”
Brother Henry said, “Ummmm… yeah. You’re right Thomas. Why don’t you just stay over there and enjoy that spot of sun. I’ll make sure to keep an eye out for any wiener dogs coming your way, and Brother O and I will intercept them before they can reach you. Now just enjoy the sun, will you?” Thomas seemed pleased with that. He even relaxed a little and truly embraced the sunlight.
So Thomas is still progressing steadily toward shedding his fear. Well, not so much his fear of wiener dogs, but perhaps, in time, he will overcome that as well. In the meantime, it was just nice to see the little guy have a peaceful moment in the sun.
So Sayeth Otis