The Walk

I took my pet worm, Mildred, to the vet because she’d been feeling down. The vet said Mildred needed exercise.

So that afternoon I took her out for a walk.

Mildred made her best efforts as I “walked” alongside her, saying, “You can do it!”

One of my neighbors called out to me from their yard and asked why I was just standing on the sidewalk, talking to myself.

Mildred looked defeated.

I said that I was taking my time.

Mildred looked up at me and smiled.

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