This week has been more than a little hectic because my dad has been in the hospital, so I’ve been stopping by there after work and getting home later than usual. There have also been several issues happening at school. Add to that the fact that I’ve been trying my best to keep up with the blog and my 365 Project which requires taking pictures every day. I feel like I’m meeting myself coming and going at the back door every night.
Last night, I got home really late, after my dad’s surgery recovery took longer than expected. For anyone who will ask, the surgery itself went very well. He was hospitalized for an intestinal blockage and when they went in to do the surgery, they weren’t certain what they would find. It turned out that he had a hernia and his intestine had gotten pinched in it, so it was a matter of pushing his intestine back in where it should be and sewing the hernia closed. Considering that they were worried they’d have to remove or cut into his intestine, that’s a pretty lucky outcome. After the surgery, they had some trouble getting his pain managed and under control, which caused the delay in his release from recovery, but he was telling jokes and remembering a lot of details about things from his life, so I think he’s well on the road to recovery.
When I got home, Küster and Mr. Taleteller were returning from a walk. My husband had already taken Morgan and Bunny for walks of their own. When Küster saw me, he nearly leaped out of his fur. It’s nice to be loved, even when the furry beast has to be restrained by my husband so he can’t knock me down getting out of the car.
As I came inside, I was greeted by the rest of the Canine Welcoming Committee. Morgan barked from her crate in excitement and Bunny and Blueberry came to greet me in the kitchen, pressing themselves against me. It’s funny how happy they are to air their laundry lists of complaints whenever they’ve been left alone with my husband, yet are so excited to see him when he gets home every afternoon from work.
Me: You don’t like going for walks and you complain when we try to make you go on one.
Blueberry: Silence! I expected to be compensated by being taken for a ride in the van.
Me: I’m sure that can be worked out…
Morgan: Dad left me in the crate and took Küster for a walk!
Me: Not taking him for a walk results in none of us sleeping at night. I’m sorry, it’s a price you’ll have to pay.
Küster: Pet me! Pet me! I missed you! Pet me! It’s the Küster show!
Me: It’s always the Küster show.
Bunny: Do I know you?
Me: Et tu, Bunny?
With that, most of the dogs left the kitchen and went to their spaces to curl up and rest. I hung up my coat and started trying to think about the things I needed to do before I could crawl in bed. I turned to find myself alone in the kitchen with one tiny hound gazing at me expectantly.
Bunny: You know that tomorrow is Saturday, right?
Me: Trust me, I am WELL aware that it is Saturday!
Bunny: You know that’s my day for adventure.
Bunny: Well, I hope you have something good planned. I need blog material for Monday and frankly, last weekend was a bit light.
Me: Well’ after I sleep in, we’ll think about it.
Bunny: I can live with that! Plan on sharing the bed in the morning!
Me: It’s a deal!
Bunny: Just remember to obey the Greyhound.
I guess I’ve been told. I’m not sure what the day holds in store for us, but I’m looking forward to a day catching up on some rest and reconnecting with my husband and the dogs. Hopefully, we can catch up on our Idita Walk minutes, too. I hope that whatever the day brings you, you can enjoy it and that it brings you whatever it is that you need.
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