Last weekend, Flattery started working on a new corn on her foot. I know this because she’s started standing with her foot off the floor again and an inspection of her foot shows the tell tale signs of one starting again. She’s also gotten very defensive about me looking at her foot again.
For that reason, I’ve been leaving her at home while I take my walks. I feel awful about it, because I know she really wants to go. I also know that sometimes you have to make tough calls for your pet about their health and well-being. Even though she hobbles to the back door and gives me pleading eyes, I’ve decided that it’s better for her to take it easy until I can get the money for a Therapaw boot or get the corn out.
And thanks to our idiot neighbors setting off fireworks while we were right beside them one night, Bunny wants no part of walking right now. Morgan and Flattery were unfazed by it, but Bunny was very unhappy. She is better when we go somewhere else and walk, but walking in our neighborhood right now is not her thing and I haven’t pushed it too hard.
Staying motivated to keep going by myself is a lot tougher. I’ve finally gotten my foot pain under control for walks and I’ve been trying to stay moving. Last weekend, though, I found myself not feeling too well as we got home Saturday night. While I’d planned on getting my last 3,000 steps in on a walk when we got home, Mr. Taleteller convinced me to stay home. It was the first time I haven’t gotten my steps in since I recommitted myself to getting in better shape.
It gave me a little more sympathy for Flattery who really wants to be able to go right now. I may start letting her go on a short route with me and then take the longer route by myself. Sitting on the sidelines is definitely not any fun. It also made me decide to start pushing Bunny a little more to go with us. Once we get past the spot where the fireworks happened, she’s actually very happy to go. It’s just getting past that spot. I don’t want her to miss out on the fun, either, and I think we can work past the issue with a little commitment. We’ll see what happens. I just know that sitting on the sidelines isn’t nearly as much fun as getting in the game.