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Working Like a Dog--Really?
By Beth Beutler
1 Brandon stopped to wipe the sweat off his forehead. "Whew," he said to himself. "This is quite a project."
2 Mom came out with two glasses of lemonade. Handing one to Brandon, she said, "Here you go, honey. Why don't you take a break?"
3 Brandon reached out and took the cold glass and held it to his forehead. He sat down on the bench. "Thanks, this is great."
4 "You've been working like a dog today!" Mom commented as she sat down next to him. "How's the project going?"
5 "It's progressing fine. Once I'm finished digging the hole, we can set up the form and then pour the concrete for the floor of the shed."
6 Mom and Brandon sat in silence for a moment.
7 "I wonder where the phrase ‘working like a dog' came from," Brandon said. He pointed at their golden retriever, Goldie, who was basking in the sun. "Goldie loves to be lazy!"
8 Mom smiled. "Yes, but as soon as you get up, he will follow you wherever you go. He'd play non-stop if you paid attention to him."
9 "I guess dogs can be hard workers then," Brandon said. "Billie's border collie works hard at their farm."
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