Bad news first – I was scheduled for carpal tunnel surgery on November 20 – I called them on the 18th and asked why I hadn’t heard from them for a pre-op. Oh, they forgot to schedule me. So they scheduled me for this Friday, 11-27, the day after Thanksgiving and I asked several times if they were sure the dr. would be doing surgery that day – he only does this surgery on Fridays. I was assured that he was. They called this morning and cancelled me. Not only am I disappointed, I am mad. I have been off my ibuprofen since last Friday and having pain during the night. I said that date was getting close to Christmas – I meant playing for church BEFORE Christmas and she assured me my hand would be unwrapped by Christmas- duh! How stupid and how uncaring.
But now for the good news! Late last night as I was sitting by Jo’s bed I was lightly petting her across the top of her head and…….. SHE RAISED HER HEAD AND SHE LICKED MY ARM!!!!! It was so emotional, I cried – silently. I didn’t look at her and I didn’t move! This was the first sign she’s ever given me that she might trust me some day.
Every dog behaviorist office I’ve called or emailed has not gotten back to me – I guess I can assume they don’t give a rip and I’ll continue on my own with lots of patience. I am so relieved, I can’t tell you. I was afraid it might be ME that she would always hate or not respond to.
It’s a cold rainy day in North Iowa – slushy snow on the ground and still raining. But these two boxes were worth driving the golf cart to the outside parking lot. Just look at these gorgeous fresh wreaths! I have never had such a huge fresh wreath – ever!!! And Connie’s has a black dog on the ribbon and my ribbon is multiple dogs – just like we are!
Janie Dollinger of Dollinger Tree Farm, in Shannon, IL, sent these to us as a thank you for the blog – oh my gosh!!!! Thank you, Janie! The blog is our pleasure – our touch with the real world, now more than ever. I chat with all of you throughout the day – my life would be very empty without you blog readers.
My day went from pretty discouraging to just wonderful with the arrival of these wreaths – what a boost to my attitude. Now it’s time to go back and sit with Jo – maybe today will be another milestone. Be still. This is my motto for dealing with Jo.