Albert is blind. But he can find love in three seconds flat.
We had just stopped by Social Tees Animal Rescue's new home on 5th Street ("Right by the Police Station" the sign at the old place said). The Mariner sat down, interested in patting the adorable French Bulldog hopping about.
He never got the chance. Before anyone knew what was happening, Albert jumped up and made a home in cozy spaces only I had gotten to visit before.
Obviously Albert had never read a romantic novel or seen a romantic movie where if it was Hollywood, after much loss and anguish there was a happy ending you knew didn't exist, and if it was French, after much loss and anguish there was a miserable ending that only made sense to the French or those committed to misery.
No. Albert knew that love was warm and always three seconds away. All he had to do was go forward. And sometimes, that's all you gotta know - with love, with art, with heart, with life. Go forward to where it's warm.
Albert isn't up for foster care or adoption, but there's a bunch of kittens, cats, and dogs who are. Ready if you are for love being warm and only three seconds away.
Jupiter, my three seconds away from love. That, and any chicken he can get from me.
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