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.


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a nice visit! I know what you mean, that when you understand that dogs are dogs, you all get along better! I learned that at an early age, having grown up with pets, and I'm glad I did! It's grey, windy and cold here (surprise surprise! lol)...I'm home today waiting on the cable guy! Still tinkering with all of the fun sounds on the piano before I start the real lessons! :)

Satheesh Kumar said...

Hope you have a tension-free life with these little ones. I feel like I too must settle with such companions in my future. Your dogs are very beautiful. Nice read. Thank you....

Kris said...

aw such cute dogs! Have a wonderful day!

JC said...

Hope you have an enjoyable weekend !!!

Herrad said...

Hi Rain,
The visit from Anja was very good, just the thing to brighten this gloomy looking day.
You are right about getting along better with dogs when you treat them like dogs.
Hope you had great fun playing with your keyboard.

Hi Sateesh,
Lovely to see your comment.
If you want to see my dogs have a look at Spike and Marleen's blog

Hi Kris,
Hope your day was good, mine has been very pleasant.

Hi JC,
Thanks for your comment and visit.
Hope your weekend is very pleasant.

Thanks all of you for coming by, it is lovely seeing your comments.
Have a good Saturday.
Keep warm.

Anonymous said...

Dear Herrad,
hope you are fine. Please excuse for being able to visit mostly in the middle of the night.
A loud WauWau from Stefan, who is now of course asleep, but still looks at the pictures during the day, and the wish of a nice weekend for all of you.

awb said...

Have a great visit with your friend.

Amrita said...

Love the doggies.

I have also learnt a lot from my dogs and they are my greatest friends.

They are very sensitive to what their masters are going through

Travelogue for the Universe said...

I love dogs so much. They sense pain and try to fix it, they calm us and make us exercise by petting, interacting.They can diagnose ailments so listen to them too.The best thing is Unconditional love.Our cats keep us going.Captain acts like a dog, he cries, howls and sits up, does high five. Such great friends.Have a great weekend, warmer in Vermont, January thaw.Love, Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Robert,
Just too late for me to answer last night.
Hope your weekend is good.
Glad Stefan liked the dog pictures.

Hi Andy,
It was a very good visit with a good friend.

Hi Amrita,
Lovely to see your comment.
You are right dogs are very sensitive creatures and always know when we are ill or sad.

Hi Mary,
Dogs are great aren't they and you are right cats also have great personalities.
Glad it is not so cold in Vermont right now.

Thanks everyone for coming by and leaving your friendly and supportive comments.
Hoped you all have a good weekend.
Keep warm.