Thursday, December 16, 2010
Finally Blogging Again
Karen Jo: I may give it one more try, but I won't really force it on you. I have the chin strap let out as far as it will go, but I think it may be a little too tight for you. I have been away from blogging for so long because I got worse and finally ended up at the doctor. I thought something weird was going on because, although I felt tired, I didn't really feel sick. It turns out that I have a very minor cold, but my allergies have gone berserk. This can get really bad for me because my allergies not only give me itchy eyes and a runny nose, but they affect my bronchial tubes as well. I can start coughing and not be able to stop for half an hour or more. Now I am on a couple of high-powered cough medicines and two allergy medicines and I am almost back to normal.
Mom spent a lot of time on or in her bed and that meant lots and lots of petting and cuddling for me. Mom has decided that I can only have as many treats as I want once a day. I make the most of it. Mom used to make me scratch on my platform for every treat, but when I wanted lots and lots of nip treats, I started to reach toward the bag with my paw. Mom got the message and gave me a treat each time I stretched out my paw toward the bag. Now she gets close to me and I tap her hand when I want another treat. I make a meal out of them, then we play for a bit. After the nip really takes effect, I play THoE all over the house for a while. The other times that I ask for treats, I only get up to four. I have learned this. Today when she got her coat on to go to work, I asked for a treat four times, then went into the kitchen to eat my regular food.
Karen Jo: You are always surprising me with how smart you are. I don't know if you are counting up to four treats or if you have learned what "no more" means. I suspect the former, because you didn't even ask for another treat after the fourth one. I want to thank every one for all the good wishes for me to get well. I am on my way.