Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Being There

I am ashamed to admit how productively unproductive my life can be sometimes. Ask me what I did yesterday and my list of activities would seem impressively exhausting. Tended to my two gardens, pulled ripe fruits and veggies to sell and replanted my beds with seeds I had to go get from the garden center. Visited tons of friends and even went dancing with some of them. Hung out at the local cafe. Shopped for clothes. Went fishing. Installed a bathtub. Went for a run. Put new wallpaper up in my bedroom. Recarpeted the family room. Rearranged my entire house. Walked around my entire town not once but five times, shaking trees for much needed coinage. It's a wonder I have time to blog at all...Wait, shaking trees for coins? Yeah that's right, I did all these things online in Pet Society. I've fallen into a cyberhole and can't get up. Meet my new pet, Jenna. Another thing to take care of while not taking care of anything at all.



And so while the cupboards became barer and barer, while laundry piled up and calls went unreturned, while the cacophonous melodies of hammering and stomping serenaded me, I did everything and yet I did nothing yesterday. But fear not for the little kielbasa. Like every dachshund before him, Baxter has mastered the art of Being There, the subtle insertion of his little brown self in an activity for which he was originally not intended. Yesterday, as I tended to my growing cyber "duties", I typed away as I do now every day, with an eighteen pound hound who's decided his place is in my cushy human pillow of a lap. Hardly the best thing for circulation in my legs, but perfect, Baxter's decided, for his morning snooze.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You wore me out just reading about your day- Baxter has the right idea!

Elizabeth said...

Ahhh yes, I am very familiar with trying to do things on the computer with a dachshund in my lap.

Twix said...

No, they did not mention cancer but I think it is because we know Twix has a sensitive digestive system anyway so they weren't thinking that. Because of how sick she got with the pancreatitis that is always our first concern. He didn't say she had HGE but said that doxies can get it. He did say she might have inflammatory bowel disease and if this happens more we might have to put her on steroids. Thanks for your thoughts it is definately something for us to keep in mind. I was just glad she looked a little better when I got home from work yesterday.
I think having a doxie in my lap is the best thing on the planet!

Kalyxcorn said...

well the doc definitely knows best! Padua had pancreatitis so we can definitely feel for Twix on that, too. I had never seen vomiting like that before, all without the usual gorpuh-gorpuh warning sounds beforehand. Hopefully Twix's time with the steroids will be brief. Padua was on prednisone long term and became borderline cushings. Did the doc mention anything about adding more fiber to her diet? I'm not saying there should be but if so, we have experience with that, too. So just let me know. It was a bit tricky to get the right balance with Baxter but now he is one solid stooled, fiber enriched pup.

AmyM said...

Cutest pictures ever! He is a sweet boy.

AmyM said...

In reading the other comments, I would add, you might want to look into a home cooked or raw diet. They really help with gastrointestinal issues. Just a thought.

Kalyxcorn said...

yeah that's totally another consideration for our gal Twix. As the boys got older we started supplementing their diet with home cooked food and they were loving life. Kep so much so that he stoppped eating his own poop! If only had we known that earlier....

Lorenza said...

Reading about your day, made my mom feel tired! And she complains a lot about her office work!
Baxter, you look adorable in those pictures!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza