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Most days are pretty normal.  The places Itzl and I go on regular days are all accustomed to us and hardly even notice Itzl's presence anymore unless a customer decides to get pushy about it. That means we can get through our day pretty quick, and I like that.

Take today for example:

This is what I usually see first thing in the morning: dog butts.


Itzl crawls out one side


while Xoco crawls out the other.


Xoco is by far the cuter of the two. Given half a chance, she will dive back under the covers.  She is not a morning dog at all. By the time Itzl and I are ready to head off to work, she's ready for another nap.


I had a couple of errands to run on the way to work this morning, and because no one challenged Itzl's presence, we got done in record time.  I was 40 minutes early for work, so we went for a walk. Itzl had to check out these giant mushrooms that sprang up overnight.


He found these mushrooms, too, but moved out of frame as I snapped them, then never got close enough for me to get both him and the mushrooms.


He almost missed these teeny little mushrooms, I had to get in so close to snap them that Itzl, even though he was close by, was out of frame.


Because it started raining again, Itzl decided he was ready for work and waited by the door for me to let him in.


The Big Stuff is going to happen late tonight at work, so everyone else is gone.  Itzl and I are the only ones in this whole building. He's stopped alerting on the wind and rain noises and has settled down beside the phone so he can alert if it rings.

With the lights off to save power, it feels like I'm working in an abandoned building.  And because it's raining and there's a homeless shelter nearby, several people have wandered in to escape the rain.  Because I'm not allowed to let them into the building, I've told them they can stay in the airlock entry, and they are allowed to go to the bathroom and to get a drink of water.  Really, except for my desk, that's all they can do.  Everything else is locked up. The only chair in my office is the one I sit in, so they have to sit on the floor in the entry way.

I keep bread and peanut butter in my desk, so I gave them sandwiches at lunchtime,  Shortly after that the rain stopped and they left.

Now that the day is getting on, people are coming in to work on tonight's project. Itzl and I will be home by then, and Xoco will be happy to see us.

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