Kasia and I are taking a ton of walks.
As we go out, we see a lot of vacationing people down here with dogs. I like to think of these people who failed pooch etiquette and pooch care 101. For instance, I was walking up from the bay this morning with Kasia and someone who normally doesn’t walk a dog is like” Oh, I don’t know what kind of dog this is.” Uh,it’s a breed that is an A type personality like Kasia, so I grabbed Kasia a little tighter by the leash and stepped lively so we could get out of the situation. I always loved my girls, and since I am down to one, I intend to protect her to the last breath of my body. Then, we are walking back from the bay, and a woman who is visiting her home for a week is walking her two dogs, one of who is not on a leash. I notice when she sees us coming, all of a sudden the leash goes on.
Later this afternoon, I was walking Kasia with my neighbor and the same lady who had no leash on her one dog almost had it run over by a big SUV. Shocker. Then, as the three of us turned the corner, who dog comes charging for Kasia. I yell over to her there’s a leash law and your dog needs to be on a leash.” I know, I heard you the first time.’ Neat trick, as I said it only once. And yet, was her dog on a leash? Nah. Let them urinate and defecate one neighbor’s lawns.
**Shaking my head**
Truly, some folks need to learn how to take care of their dog, learn dog neighborhood good citizenship 101, or if you are just that LAZY, don’t get a dog.
We were spoiled down here at Undisclosed Location with some nice weather for a while last week. In saying that, I mean, no big coats, gloves, scarves, and I was quite happy taking the girls out with a baseball hat.
I had leggings under sweatpants, a long sleeve tee under a polar fleece jacket, a vest under a coat, and you know what? The wind really was nasty. My neighbor’s theory that the weather changed too quick probably puts some teeth to the fact that I seem to have picked up a gastro bug. Good mom that I am, I went out twice and got the girls out and together we walked almost a mile and one half. Damn, it was cold.
The good part about the cold was the solitude down here and it soothes the soul.I managed to work prayers for good friends of ours going through a health crisis. By the time I was just about home, we were almost done.
They take care of me mentally as much as I take care of them physically and emotionally. It’s a win-win for all three of us.
The girls and I are going through withdrawal.
Zush looks over to me and waits for me to say the magic words that aren’t coming. I think she hears it in my voice and figures, well, Mom is resting so I guess I should too. That’s alright.
Kasia is just as content to be in the yard, bark at everyone and every animal passing by and making her own version of snow angels.
Fortunately we are due for a warm up and even rain later this week, so the three of us will be chomping at the bit until we can get back out.
..if you are from the East coast and weather snow storms.
I noticed on Facebook that everyone is posting the jokes about running to the grocer to buy eggs, bread and milk and everything that is needed to get a household through a snow storm.
Well, I got all my outdoor Christmas decorations down.I stripped our mailbox by the street.I walked the dogs trying to wear them out for snowy weather.
I laughed because Jim and I ran out for a quick bit this morning and while we were out, I checked my phone and one weather app said that snow was starting, basically, in 5 minutes.
The other app said the snow is coming 8PM tonight.
Well, I am done as are the girls.We are vegging out and I am ready for a hot bath and bed.
Tomorrow is, hopefully, another day.
Here is what one tired girl looks like.
We have been out walking in our “balmy “30 mph winds today and totaled up a little over two miles. We walk at the pace of the Bataan death march, but regardless.it is walking.
We were at the bay this morning and windy was not the word. It is funny how the bay mimics the ocean on days like this.The whitecaps we seldom see here all of a sudden appear. Even when we were down there, the girls gathered close to me as if they were afraid of blowing away!
In all, a really good day for the three of us!
The girls and I managed to get out for a couple of times walking before the rain came.
We had been doing pretty well until the rain came. We managed to get out a few times and visit some friends, but then, we came in about 2:30pm and within a half hour, the heavens opened up. We are going to try to get out before it gets too dark, because I think the girls look forward to it as much as I do.
So we may tip-toe through the raindrops, but we will go out for one last trip around our neighborhood tonight.After that, I think it’s safe to say we are all kind of sleepy, so we won’t be worth too much.At least us gals can snuggle together! What a treat!
So, rather than giving in to pain, I got up at 6:30am this morning and, as a result, had a heck of a lot more time to do things during the day.
The girls got a few walks, everyone who needed medicine got it, worked in baking an apple cake and a pork tenderloin, and also did a little bit of wash.
As I haven’t been back to work yet, I figured I’d try to get some older clothes together and bundle them up for charity.The week will end up on Friday when I have to go back to the infectious disease doctor for an update.I would assume that after that, I’d go back to the orthopedic doctor one more time for a sign-off.It is an assumption, because realist that I am, I KNOW that anything that CAN go wrong, will.
Today, however, was a Blessed day.