Eternal Optimist Boom

Landon is the quintessential eternal optimist, always convinced things will turn out different no matter how often he tries the same thing.

Fancy running into you here, big bro
Fancy running into you here, big bro

We’ve all seen this before. Landon bounces over to Frankie when the big guy is serious. He is positive that this time will be different. What do you expect happens?

Move it, kid
Move it, kid

Frankie was headed for the deck. Time for some ear scritches with the Hu-Dad. Now how many of you think Boom Boom sulked over this rejection? And how many of you think the eternal optimist tried again?

Ear scritches? No! Let's play instead.
Ear scritches? No! Let’s play instead.


  1. Debbie and Ruby on November 11, 2020 at 9:36 am

    I am sure Landon will keep trying. Have fun big tail.

  2. tammy j on November 11, 2020 at 8:35 am

    LOL! well. ya gotta love a true optimist. furry or not.
    I wonder sometimes if they see themselves as a nuisance? LOL!
    nawww. just bite the wise and relaxed type! xo

  3. Jean Burkhardt on November 11, 2020 at 8:02 am

    Oh boy Landon-I GUESS you ARE the eternal optimist! Frankie wanted Hu-Dad’s ear scritches BUT you had other ideas>

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