Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
10/28/09 This morning Mom left me out long enough that I felt the urge to do both of my 'jobs' outside. In fact she did that all day long since I've been taking longer and longer to 'feel the urge'. It sure was cold and windy every time. Even though Mom put an extra coat on me and the sun was shining most of the day, that wind just made if feel way too cold to be outside. Even though we live in the high desert of Arizona it tried to snow off and on all day long, too. So Mom and I stayed in the entire day. I don't think Mom feels so great cooped up like that with the clouds and all so she began feeling even worse as the day wore on, I could tell. I really don't like being exclusively an 'house dog' much either really. The night was a good one, not totally relaxed but good.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
10/24/09 After the rough start the day got a bit better, but Mom was very busy when all she really wanted to do was get away and/or relax. When she should have been leaving auntie Robyn was on the phone and then another friend needed to come over to ask a favor. It was 3 p.m. before she could take time for herself.
Man, even after Mom tried the 'kitchen reminder' I was so determined not to stay in my bed that I bumped my mouth on my bed so hard it began to BLEED. When Mom noticed she kept a level head and cleaned me up with nice cool damp paper towels, checking to be sure I didn't hurt anywhere. Even after that it was a restless night. Mom probably turned that light on and checked on me 10 or 12 times during the night. I just am having a hard time changing positions with my weakening hind legs. Sure hope I can figure out how to not do this so Mom gets her sleep. Gotta keep her healthy.
10/25/09 We finally got a larger chunk of sleep early this morning so we slept a bit later than recently. Mom spent mostly a lazy day but did cook some chicken mostly for me, I think since I haven't eaten as well as usual the last couple of days. She also shared some yellow squishy stuff with me that I really liked. I think they call it squash--what a peculiar name for a food...
This couldn't have been a much more 'laid back' day, but then they mostly all are for me these days. After my now usual brief "understanding lesson" that Mom wants me to sleep near her, it was a pretty good night, only needing to go out very early in the a.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
That’s me on your right, at the beginning of my healthy, happy life!
With the way Mom hasn't been 'on her game' and my acting strange I think I wore her out today. Over all, however, I am so very grateful that my life has been a healthy one. I've only had to go to the place that makes me 'quake in my boots' a couple of times. And Mom has been just as healthy. I'm pretty sure it has lots to do with a positive attitude but also eating and doing healthy things. Rethinking, I guess as much as I worried and was frightened of things early on, I should be even more grateful that this didn't affect my health.
I even piddled on the kitchen floor at bedtime...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I never did get my walk today since I was so sound asleep when Mom got back from hers, she thought I'd rather sleep. Today my meal was special since Mom blended hamburger and sweet potatoes then mixed that with some of my canned food--I believe she was running out of my canned food but never mind the reason, it was tasty.
I think after more time on the phone that Robyn, Jim & Mom got the business problems solved. Seems there is always something happening to make things more spicy tough. So at least with that one resolved, we had yet another really peaceful night.
My holiday outfit today is way too 'girlie' for me but Mom needed a model for this coat, too. Hope you guys are enjoying my doggie fashion show.
Monday, October 12, 2009
It was a really, really laid back day. But Mom was very busy on the computer creating stuff to share again. I believe it was photos so she and her freinds can remember fun days from the past. I finally talked her into also creating an album for Katie when she gets a chance. Afterall, Katie was as big a part of her life (and mine) as anything in her life. After more than 15 years we never bonded closely but that's a very long time in 'dog years' to have a constant companion. It would be hard not to have her 'in one's blood' so to speak.
10/11/09 What a great morning. We both were up at a decent hour and didn't rush to do much of anything. Our walk could be a bit later since the weather isn't quite so warm these days. In fact I used the don't-eat-and-stare-at-Mom technique to be sure she didn't get too busy to take me.
Later Mom got on the phone with Auntie Robyn & Jim to figure out the business problem but after a very long time they still didn't get it fixed. Needless to say the rest of the evening was even more relaxing since now Mom couldn't even work on the computer sending messages or pictures. It if stays this way maybe she can get Katie's album done which would give her lots of joy.
It's been a great two days with no wet floors and lots of good sleep even though Mom's nose is still acting up now and then.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
10/09/09 Mom had to talk to Auntie Robyn for a very long time first thing this morning. Think it had something to do with the problems from the night before. Then Mom got to go out with a friend again. Later she awakened me from my morning nap for my walk. When she does that, I'm really disoriented and it sure does take me a long time to get my bearings--going back and forth and in circles which requires lots of patience from Mom. Finally I got in gear and enjoyed a bunch of 'newsy' smells. I guess lots goes on 'out there' while I'm sleeping.
Wasn't too fond of the food Mom served today but finally finished it late. Seems after walking later than usual the rest of my schedule was all delayed, too. It looked like I wasn't going to settle down after last call, so Mom put me in the kitched. It didn't take me long to figure out I'd rather be in my bed in her bedroom with her than wandering around in the kitchen. We both got another good night's sleep.
Since it's hard for me to find my 'real' bed these days I ended up on this cushion today. It looks sort of like it belongs to this holiday, don't you think?
Friday, October 9, 2009
10/8/09 In spite of feeling a bit under the weather, Mom knew she'd feel better if she got out and walked. It wasn't windy, just brisk so she did so. I had to wait ...I know Mom had good intentions...then the darn wind kicked up again, so I didn't get to go today. When will these humans learn that sometimes things just don't get done if they are put off too long. But since I 'go with the flow' so well, being a dog and all, not a problem. I just slept and dreamt of happy, active days.
Mom cooked something today that smelled really good, but she didn't share any of it with me. Think it was something to help her feel better.
I wandered the kitchen after eating dinner waiting for my bedtime cookie...exhausted myself again. Then Mom had a business crisis on her computer, was talking to Robyn & Jim, the phone didn't do what they wanted and right in the midst of it all I made a big puddle in the middle of the kitchen on which I was 'skating'! I was proud of Mom to--after a while--laugh that things fell apart so quickly and thoroughly.
Today's outfit is a southwest coat that Mom designed, sort of remembering Arizona when we were living in Nebraska I think. Katie looked pretty cool, too in another version of the same coat. Really amazing how inventive Mom can be with just about any medium, this time a small blanket someone didn't want anymore.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
10/7/09 Well! Mom had to put two coats on me this morning again, but not from the cold this time, because it was raining. Needless to say not only because it drizzled on and off most of the day, but because Mom had to run errands and bring home more bags of groceries, neither of us got our walks.
I was less sleepy today and so when dinnertime came, finishing the last of a whole can of food that tasted so good, I kept falling asleep with my nose in my dish or hitting the floor.
I could tell Mom wasn't feeling quite herself again so I reluctantly agreed to share some of my costumes with you. I figure that you humans enjoy dressing us pets up during this time of year so much that it might cheer her up. Sure don't get why putting clothes on us animals makes you laugh so much. And what's with dressing even the little people up in funny clothes and visiting ones neighbors with hands out. Humans and their customs seem very strange indeed.
I'm so glad when Mom has a rough night it doesn't bother me a bit, other than feel sorry that she couldn't breathe quite well enough to sleep soundly. I was so happy I could be relaxed enough to even let her hold me in her arms before bedtime. I loved it so much I got into a deep sleep that probably helped me sleep better all night long. Guess this support stuff works both ways.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
10/6/09 Well my perfect 'no pee' record from yesterday was smashed to smithereens this morning after Mom left me out way long enough to have done it, along with the other. I guess I must have been shivering too hard to do the job even with two coats on.
Then very quickly it really warms up here in AZ--almost too hot for the second walk today--Mom's. But then these temps are why we live here I've heard. Quite frankly it works much better for both of us when we do get our walks. I don't really exert any effort when I'm sitting outside (which really, works for me actually since I'm not "into" aerobics) and I observed Mom yesterday procrastinating, finding lots of things to do before indoor exercising. Interesting how those "should's" sure do plague our humans.
Although we dogs live with no worries or regrets, I've noticed that another human trait seems to be feeling grateful and not taking good things for granted. That guy Pete (my 'blog buddy') reminded me how wonderful my Mom is and how lucky I am to have her as my Mom. I think I ought to introduce the two of them since they seem to think alike!
After supper Mom sprayed some stuff on my bedtime cookie that's supposed to help keep my mouth healthy. It also helped soften the chewy so I could enjoy it more--a double blessing.
Wonderful sleep again; sure hope we can stay on this roll.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Pretty uneventful day. During these long naps I once again get to re-do all my former play and tricks... and remember the people/dog person that I was.
Once again Mom didn't get my bedtime cookie to me in a timely fashion and I got to use my yawn/question voice to remind her. Worked again. too.
I'll bet I get a gold star, extra cookie bite or lots of loving from Mom for sleeping so well and so long tonight.