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My Dogs Feel Abandoned

July 24, 2010

Poor doggies. I took my radiation pill  Friday. (So far I don’t glow in the dark )  I can’t officially touch anyone including the dogs for 3 days. Poor dogs. Jasper just does not understand. He keeps looking at me  and trying to sneak up and lick the back of my leg. In fact they both follow me around and when I think they are too close I speed up which only encourages them to chase me!!!

Last night while I locked myself in my bedroom. The dogs spent ages scratching at the door to get in. Even though my husband was sleeping in another room , they still tried to get in.

Lucky for me they are forgiving and in three days won’t remember that I ignored them…….I hope!

Again the only upside id that I can’t prepare food for anyone for a week. Which is fine as I hate cooking anyway, I’d much rather be painting.  I’m still waiting for special powers like Peter Parker. I know technically he was bitten by a radioactive spider but……..

Taken with  Jess’  iphone video camera.

I thought I’d share a little of Jasper with you, he tries to talk like this to us every day. Sometimes it’s as simple as; ” feed me” other times I can’t be sure. I’m so sorry I can’t speak dog. Blue is much more camera-shy. she hides when it comes out.

Anyone would think I take too many pictures or something, or maybe she thinks she’s some kind of celebrity and I’m the paparazzi. Jasper however couldn’t care less.

Poor Blue

July 4, 2010

Blue my Wheaten Terrier  will be 13 in november. Most people are shocked when they learn this as she still acts like a young dog. We joke that she should have a dogmitzvah this year. A big celebration for her age.

For the most part she has plenty of energy, especially when the mailman or garbage men come to the house. As much as the crazy barking drives me nuts I know they make her day. It’s when she goes barmy at the little old men (or anyone ) for that matter walking by the house that drives me crazy.

Sometimes she just lays around  sleeping , which in my opinion is a very dog like thing to do. My son panics a little when he sees this, as he thinks it means she’s too old and has no energy (and he doesn’t like where that may go!)  I then have to reassure him that she goes bananas at anyone who walks by the house, and we’ve had people doing work  and move in across the street, which as you can imagine has entertained Blue no end.

But sometimes her age creeps in, sometimes maybe once a week, Blue will come to me with her back all twisted and walking on 3 legs. Poor Blue. I think she has back spasms. She comes to me to massage out her back. Its funny, even when the house is full, she will seek me out. I guess I’m the mum of the whole family.

So I massage her back, stretching it out and when she feels better she goes outside for a run.  Then she seems her normal, perky, barky, doggy self .

Downward dog Blue

Sleepy Blue