Friday, March 13, 2009



I am excited about our trip more so now that I have the turbo chair. I shall have to name it. Our SatNav is named Gertrude. This buy has really increased our freedom and the places we can visit. I don't know why I didn't buy it ages ago. I must say that I had difficulty buying it. It was a lot of money and is really committing to being handicapped I suppose. Yes, it will be a chore to have to dismantle it for putting in the car and putting back in but that is a small price to pay for the freedom it will give.


James, Carly and Little Dorrit did really on their first trip to show classes. They were a little taken aback at meeting other dogs, especially as they looked so different, but stood their ground, no shying away. When it was time for standing on the table for the judge and then walking g up and down, they did really well. I only gave them one go each and back home again. I have found the best way for lead training and show training is a very short time daily and praising them as much as possible. I am still delighted with these puppies. Their temperaments are excellent and their construction is too. Happy little souls. James is very typical Apso in that he looks with disdain at me. He hasn't got to the point of wagging his tail at me or seeming to be pleased to see me. He still firmly believes that i am beneath him. Carly and Little Dorrit both was my face well, given the chance and are always pleased ot see me. Carly is a little more reserved than Little Dorrit who is right in your face all the time.


Although I am very much looking forward to our time away, I know I shall get homesick, or dog sick really. I know from past experience that on the 4th day I shall want desperately to come home. I also know that if I let the feeling just sit here and don't act upon it, it will pass. This is the first 2 week trip we have done for 6 years and only the third ever.


I have restarted the bamboo/nylon WENDY HAPPY socks three times now. I have come to the conclusion that they want to be plain stocking stitch. They are striped, broad striping, in blue and red.


I just woke up for the second time today. I did sleep last night, well in fact, and I got up at 8.30am. I pottered about, bathed Micah, ate, and was back in bed by 1.30pm. I was in much pain when I awoke the first time so pill popped and ow I am okay. Just very tired. I am waiting for my doc to call to see if she has any ideas as to why my balance goes for no apparent reason. Last night, when I stumbled and would have fallen if not for being held up, I wasn't even moving, just stood there. It seems that suddenly my balance mechanism just goes and I start to topple.


Unknown said...

You have just named her yourself. Daisy.

joannamauselina said...

Need more puppy pictures! I enjoyed reading about their puppy class. I can just picture them there. Good news about the chair. I am really glad you got it.

Yarnhog said...

I'm so glad the power chair is giving you back some freedom! You really should come up with a name. Our GPS is named Carmen. She's a saucy wench.

Sheila said...

Glad to hear you have a power chair. I have been thinking of you since I have been non-weight bearing for 7 weeks using a roll-a-bout to get around. I have a better perspective of the difficulties you must have getting in and out of the pool and around in general. Have a great time touring around with your chair.

Catherine said...

Many years ago, we had a 1956 Ford Zephyr we named "Besty". It was the only car we named. I love the way the Natsav doesn't shout at me if I make a mistake. However, it is not always correct so I can shout at it. Depends on how up to day the downloaded info is. Good luck with your chair and I love the socks you knit. Some wonderful colours in some of them.

knitwych said...

Congrats on getting the power chair! How about Ganesha for a name? He's the Hindu God of overcoming obstacles, so I think it's appropriate.

P.S. I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who names sat-navs. Mine is called Mother (most of the time; I call her the B*tch in the Box when she tells me to turn left off a bridge or into a building).

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