This is going be a short post but my news, which is small and routine in a dog’s life, has nonetheless excited me.
When I wrote about Sasha’s first days than weeks immediately following her Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) in 2011, I explained why it was necessary that she be confined to one area of the great room for safety reasons. And how one day while in the kitchen I returned to find she had gotten into the recliner which became “her chair” from that moment on. Occasionally she would get into a different recliner (I had to buy hubby a replacement of course) but the Lazy Boy remained her favorite. Since loosing her vision in April 2016 she hasn’t attempted to climb into her chair. Her loose hairs long vacuumed out, I now sit in it with my laptop when we are alone in the evening. For some reason last night I was sitting in a different chair, completely immersed in an ongoing dog dilemma happening in a neighboring state. I heard a slight noise and when I looked up, there was Sasha climbing into her recliner! I rushed over to give her a bit of support in her weaker left rear leg but she didn’t really need it. I was so overwhelmed with happiness that I had to sit down. True to form, Sasha wanted to sit with her head on the one arm of the chair she’s always preferred and while attempting to get turned around she got out completely. My first inclination was to assist her back up but then decided not to. She made her initial albeit spontaneous attempt and while only in the chair for about 5 minutes, to me it was a major accomplishment that brought me such joy.
It’s funny how things often change when one has a dog ~ or two or three. Things that were once so important become secondary. I used to be almost OCD when it came to housekeeping; decorator pillows placed just right on a love seat, glossy book displayed on the coffee table along with a vase filled with fresh flowers, colorful glass marbles or even pinecones I’d picked up during a walk. All that fell by the wayside and I could care less. I still vacuum or dust mop daily and pick up anything that is out-of-place but The Germs essentially rule the roost. I took the coffee table out after Sasha’s FCE lest she hit herself on it and never put it back. I replaced the lower displayed vases with two digital photo frames; one sits atop the secretary and the other atop the china closet. When I purchased new furniture I kept the old love seat because it had become the dogs favorite place to lay and watch the squirrels. I bought a cover for it which somehow they’ve managed to reduce to tatters but I don’t care. They are family and this is their home too.
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