Howard and Grace have company for a few days. This sweet faced girl is staying with us for a short time. She's a very good old girl who lost a hind leg in an accident several years ago. She doesn't let that stop her though, she gets around and enjoys her life. Her name is Mackie, sometimes called Yackie cause she likes to bark at nothing every now and again.
The effort it takes to be a good host to his guest makes Howard thirsty. Good thing there's a bird bath available when a boy needs one! Hosting a friend makes a guy parched.
Entertaining Mackie and seeing to her needs as his guest puts a fellow in the mood for an afternoon nap. This stuff about being an engaged and polite host isn't all he thought it would be. Grace left all the work to Howard. It's not easy being two and responsible for the houseguest. You never can count on a Greyhound.