A good friend is cheaper than therapy.  ~ Author Unknown

At certain stage of our lives, we keep certain friends. Sometimes we have the convenient friend and if we are lucky, we have the all weather friend for life.

I have a couple of friends which are probably more like my sisters and some of them are the all weather ones. We've gone through good times and bad and sometimes extremely "happy times".

The "happy times" were the days when i would sit at a counter stool and sip some spirits at some watering hole in town with them. Sometimes over a pint of kilkenney, the floor would suddenly seem very far from where we sat on the stools. But that was like when i was in my twenties. The days of no care and no responsibility.

The all weather friend will do the obvious crazy with you. I remember the day when we found out that we have locked our car key in the car (don't ask me how we manage to do that) but we decided to drink first and worry later. *LOL*

The all weather friend was also the one who will stay with you under the stars to wait for the meteor rain all night but not seeing anything the whole night because of cloudy nights.

The all weather friend will also keep promises to perform your last rites for you if you should conk suddenly one day no matter where they are at that time.

I have a certain all weather friend. We have spent many good years together. We have also spent many years apart in different continents but still manage to pick up where we left off.

My all weather friends are never angry or bitter with me. We always have good laughs each time we meet up. And who really needs therapy when we have friends.  I should count myself lucky to always have friends and family on most part of my journey in life.
I read somewhere today that there's a Rent a Friend thingy on the web. For a fee, you can have a friend for an hour.

13 woofs:

Sam said...

After the last couple days, I feel like I could use one of those rent-a-friends. Thank goodness for the pups!

Sam

Mr. Pip said...

Friends are the best. I love that first quote!

Your pal, Pip

3 doxies said...

Now dis here was a most WONDERFUL post! I couldn't haves said it betters my self lady!
Them kinda friends are hard to come by.

Puddles

houndstooth said...

Good friends are definitely worth the trouble to seek them out!

Ann said...

rent a friend huh? very interesting. I'll have to keep that in mind.

BeadedTail said...

All weather friends are the best! It's very special to have such a friend in your life!

scotsmad said...

You can't beat good friends!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anny said...

You'll always have a friend here Sammy boy... take good care ya!

Anny said...

Without people or furries... especially furries like us Pip... life can be really tough for our hooman friends.

Nessa said...

True friends are hard to find. I have a couple but we rarely keep in touch nowadays (heck, they don even know i hv a blog, LOL!)... which is sad. Maybe I just don't make an effort to contact them... me bad, bad, bad me!!:$ :$ :$

Spiffy said...

Hah, I beat you. I locked my keys in my car with the engine running some more ... LOL!

the booker man said...

the all weather friend -- i totally dig that name. i'm glad you have those special friendz in your life cuz my mama says they can be hard to find!

*woof*
the booker man

Marg said...

I have some of each. The really good friends that you can count on for anything, and the convenient friends that live next door.
Great post.
Happy halloween.

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