Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring in My Step...


Golly Geebers, I needed a good day today and so far I've been blessed. Today has been wonderfully Springy down here: 70's, partly sunny, not too much wind. The hum of lawn mowers and trimmers has been constant. Usually I abhor that, but I cannot be mad at anything today.

Sorry I've been so long between posts, but this past week has been a bad one for me healthwise. Last week was my intravenous therapy week for my arthritii, and I always feel like warmed over crap for about 7-10 days afterwards. I have night sweats, the runs, and I am sick to my stomach more often than not. It is in fact a bit like chemotherapy, except thank goodness no hair loss. It's all about forcing toxins and bad stuff out. I really ought to be feeling poorly, but on the Spring Equinox with cooperative weather, how can I feel other than great? Mind over matter for one day! winkwink

Today I took good care of our Reggie Dog. It had been 1 month and 10 days since his last bath, I am ashamed to say. So, I corrected that. Then, I washed and dried his dog bed, his blanket and the curtain covering his dog house door. (He lives right outside our back door on the covered porta cache, in a Little Tykes Playhouse, with a space heater inside, and it would have a window unit air conditioner if it were up to me, winkwink.)

While his bedding was in the wash, Reggie got to spend the afternoon on top of a soft cushiony blanket and watch Animal Planet. Hubster came home from work and Reggie got to go sit with him and watch TV a little longer. Then, we all went outside and helped Hubs shop-vac the inside of the doghouse. I picked up and threw out all of the remnants of steak bones that were hidden in corners, along with some nasty little stuffed animals that were beyond saving.

King Reginald's castle is once again clean and refreshed. I've made a promise to give him a bath every Saturday and to wash his bedding. He's such a sweet obedient doxie and loves his baths and his clean digs. I know 2009 is officially the year of the ox according to the Chinese, but around here it might just be the year of the dog. winkwink

10 comments:

Lida said...

How awesome that spring is going great your way and Reggie must be super happy now that his apt is all fresh, have a great weekend!

Kim Langston said...

I know Reggie is strutting around all sassy after cleaning house as well as getting a bath. Baby got groomed as well and knows when she looks good. Now if only Pearl liked baths. Trying to bathe Pearl is takes all the strength I have and it still is a miserable experience for both of us!

littlescrapsofmagic said...

We're seeing little signs of spring here, and they just make me grin! Sorry that this past week has been so rough for you. Cheers to you and Reggie...and kudos to your very spring looking blog!

Benita said...

I hope you feel better real soon! {{{hugs}}} Reggie has a wonderful mommy ;) Our dogs haven't had a bath all winter because it's just been too dang cold out & neither of them will go in the tub for a bath, so we have to wait until it's warmer out. Send some of that warm air this way, would ya? :)

DogLover said...

Getting a good Dog Bed is one of the most important things you can do for your dog.

Linda said...

Send some of that weather my way! I need to clean my dogs beds too...not looking forward to that either. I hope you are feeling better soon.

jillconyers said...

It's still not quite Springy here but no snow!!

It's amazing what a Spring Equinox can do. Hope you're feeling better and ready to get out the mower and trimmer ;)

I've often heard that people want to be reborn as a well loved dog. Not from me mind you but I've heard it said ;)

Have a great day Aimeslee!

csimmers said...

I absolutely love the new background for your blog. And, I am happy King Reggie is sitting happy in his throne. Cocoa needs a bath as well, but her 80 lb behind is too heavy to heave into the tub. I have to wait for a warm day.

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Ryzmomplus2 said...

Isn't it amazing what a little sunshine and warm weather can do! Hope things start feeling better for ya!