Well, here it is Friday again. Not that I want to rush through the rest of the week, but I love Fridays cuz hubby and I have our weekly “date” at our favorite restaurant on Friday evenings, which means I don’t have to figure out what to make for dinner or where to get it if it’s something special. And I love Fridays because it means the weekend is almost here. So what do I have to follow-up on? Not much but it is Friday so I’m joining Heart Like A Dog and Donna and the Dogs on the Follow-Up-Friday blog hop.
Callie and Shadow love the weekdays because Ducky’s at daycare and they get to have Mom all to themselves. And I get to watch them sleep, like they’re both doing now…
I love watching my girls sleep. All their cares melt away as they enter dream land. Their legs twitch and move as though they’re running after a squirrel (or maybe the neighbor’s cat?) and then they open their eyes for just a moment as they change position. Right now, Callie is laying on the carpet with her legs and chest resting on the edge of one of the dog beds. I don’t know how she can possibly be comfortable, but it sure doesn’t bother her any.
Speaking of Callie, she goes back to the surgeon next Wednesday to have the sutures (staples actually) removed. Yay Callie! She finally started trying to walk a little on the leg on Wednesday morning. The surgeon said last week I couldn’t let her run, or even be off leash, in the yard. It’s not easy because Callie is such an independent girl that she doesn’t like being restricted like that, BUT we’re managing. It just requires taking her out alone most times. (I take Shadow and Ducky out together and then I leave Shadow in the living room and Ducky in the kitchen while I help Callie down the three steps to the back door and then outside.) So, next Friday I’ll be able to follow up on the suture removal visit.
Somehow, watching my two older pups sleep relieves my stress. At least with Callie’s surgery done and over with I can relax more and worry less. Yet, I wasn’t worried about the surgery itself. I was comfortable with the obvious risks, and Callie is a healthy dog. I’m just a worry-wart at times even though I know it gets me nowhere, like sitting in a rocking chair. It’s when Ducky gets home that I start getting stressed again. She wants attention, to be played with, etcetera (like any normal adolescent dog), but she barks at us with a bark that could wake the dead. It’s annoying at times, especially when you have a headache. Last night was one of Ducky’s more “vociferous” nights. She played hard at daycare all day, took a nap until hubby got home, and then wanted both of us to play. Gadz! When is this dog going to calm down?? But we love her, so we put up with her craziness. And it’s that craziness – and hubby’s reaction to it – that stresses me out. Last night I had to take her outside with me and just breathe deeply a few times (and give us both a break from hubby’s crankiness).
Well, that’s it for me. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Maybe I’ll see y’all for “Monday Mischief”.