Carl hardly ever has his eyes totally closed when I am nearby. He is constantly on alert for any unusual movement I make. I think Carl wants to make sure he doesn’t miss out on anything fun or entertaining.
No matter if he is in his bed, on the couch, or lying down on the screen porch, his eyes are looking in all directions for any detection of movement. When I need to go outside without Carl, I usually have to tippy toe past him and open the door without making a sound.
If I am caught, Carl will slither through the door beside me, and wander around outside until he is placed back inside. This can be aggravating when I am in a hurry or have a task that doesn’t call for the help of a Frenchie with no tail.
Carl loves the folly of exploring outside the boundaries of the house. He is unaware of the dangers of the busy street that borders our yard. He typically won’t go out into the street unless he spots a dog being walked. Then all bets are off.
Just like Carl, we all have a tendency to folly out beyond the boundaries set before us by God. Proverbs 15:21 states it simply but profoundly.
“Folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.”
How often do we slither outside and wander where we are not intended to travel? This can take place in our minds or in our actions. No matter, there are times when we lack sense and need to return to the straight path.
As for Carl, he will continue to dart outside every chance he can. And you will find me taking a hold of his collar and dragging him back to the safety of the screened porch.