I’m pulling out of the driveway but only a little bit nervous, as Ralph still isn’t home. I forgot what I’ve known for some time now – this week he starts 4/10 shifts with Fridays off (yay!) and won’t be home quite yet. Nels runs outside. Nels never. And I mean never. Ever. Let’s me leave without giving me a hug and a kiss. “Hug and a kiss!”, every time. He’s hung off the car before. He’s chased me partway down the block in his underwear. These days, obviously, I stall in the driveway so we don’t have to go through any of that.
“Where are you going?” He asks.
“But you’re going to throw up again,” he says.
“I’m better today,” I tell him.
“I hope so. I pray so nothing will happen to my Little Mama.”
I know what he means. I struggle with fear, because pain is so great when it comes. I am still trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be learning. I have learned a few things. Maybe if I write them out, I’ll feel better.
I was busy today. First a long walk-run with Hutch. Then a doctor’s appointment (by the way, my doctor recommended, as treatment for a kidney stone attack, slamming two beers in quick succession! I kid you not. And needless to say: ain’t gonna happen).
Then sewing some rad shit:
(more pics to come!)
Something I’d looked forward to: D. with Freedom Tails came and visited and we talked about Hutch – who is at least thirty pounds overweight, and is suffering from a mild (but could-get-worse) skin reaction, likely from his food. D. and I talked quite a bit about the dog, his past and present (you can see him here as a past graduate, under his previous name “Hootch”).
D. had some absolutely wonderful recommendations and daily I am just super-pleased with what I’m learning from our dog. He already can walk well-healed and without stopping or marking, travel with me off-leash, respond to a “heel” command off-leash, and will come when I want him back on leash. Considering I’ve had him only two weeks and by the time he came to live with us he was an escape artist and a dog who pulls on leash AND sniffs and marks when he felt like it – well, things are going well indeed.
Not to mention I LOVE HIM SO MUCH AND WANT TO POST PICTURES OF HIM CONSTANTLY and sometimes do (on Twitter).
The pets rested after a busy day.
I shall not comment on the cats’ lifestyles. I shall not.
I LOVE the pics of your pets laying around!
I’m laughing about Nels chasing after you in his underwear because Tallon does this all the time – sometimes even naked. Back in early May he chased Maeve halfway down the street because she didn’t kiss and hug him before she left for school. Unfortunately for me, I was in the bathroom at the time and, while I heard the door slam and knew he had left the house, I couldn’t chase him due to being, well -occupied. Luckily my neighbor had been dropping her kids off at school and she stopped, put Tallon in her car and brought him back to the house. I’m still waiting for a call from CPS because he has a tendency to roam the streets undressed. I’m sure he’d hang off the car if he thought about it, since he does the same thing to Scott. It’s wonderful how intensely they love us, isn’t it?
Yeah, it’s business.
If you ever get a stranger, cop etc. giving you static for an unmanned child, you can say “Hey. I was droppin’ a deuce & he took off on me.” Then, #kanyeshrug
What a great photo of all the animals! I had to look for a while to catch the mostly white cat, and then only after did I realize you’d posted close ups of them all. LOL.
Also love the decor!