Yesterday, June 6th, was the 33rd anniversary of the release of the classic video game Tetris. I was born exactly six months after Tetris débuted to the public. That particular video game features prominently in many of my childhood memories, especially reminding me of time spent with grandparents that are no longer with me. So on Tetris Day I like to play a few rounds of the game and remember the good times past.
But this year Sadie has asked to join in on some Tetris fun. She hasn’t quite figured out how to use the video game controller yet, so I brought out my live action version of Tetris for Sadie to play with. It’s actually a lamp that has rearrangable pieces that light up when touching one another. After watching me assemble the lamp pieces, Sadie realized that the game can’t continue like real Tetris without pieces falling from the sky. So my ever helpful pooch knocked some pieces off of the top tier of the lamp, thus making them fall and giving me more pieces to play with. Sadie decided she really like that game, so once all of the pieces were positioned on the lamp once again, Sadie knocked the entire structure over so that we could start our game of Tetris over from the beginning. Isn’t it wonderful when you can share a game from your childhood with your own fur baby?