Friday, January 15, 2010
Good Visit To Brighten Up The Day.
Slept very well again last night, and last night like every night Spike resisted and in fact blankly refused to go.
Last night I told him several times, Richie called him too and finally he was persuaded that it really was a good idea and he scampered off.
It is good to see that the wee dog has his sense of dignity and pride, it is also funny to see but I think also very instructive.
Find living with dogs to be a very interesting, and informative to co exist with another species
Good to be reminded that other species do things differently, also good to have to learn to communicate without language.
I feel that our three dogs have had a positive effect on me, realise that with our first dog Daisy, I often made the mistake of trying to understand her in human terms and that does not work at all.
Spike and Marleen have really made me see that dogs are dogs and not little humans and our relationship has been less stressful.
They have been so very good since I have been in a wheelchair and then all the upset of me being in bed suddenly for so long.
Poor dogs did not understand what was going on; they had been quite stressed by our moving apartments.
And also about what was happening to me, so the last year and a half must have been weird for them.
Once we established a routine the dogs relaxed again and worked out how they could relate to me in bed.
They have both been very sweet sitting right by my bed, and spending a large part of the day playing around my bed.
And both demanding to come up on the bed, it is very sweet to see them worried about me and needing to be put up on the bed so they can assure themselves that I am ok.
The dogs have been brilliant keeping me amused and cheerful since I have had to be in bed so long.
Miss taking them out for walks but am optimistic that I will be able to accompany them on walks again soon.
In the meantime the dogs carry on entertaining me indoors and they do an excellent job.
I am looking forward now to a visit from a good friend Anja, she should be here around 2 pm this afternoon.
Sure it will be a fine visit which will brighten up this cold grey January day.