Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have a cat. She is old (16), she is grumpy, she is mean, she loves ONLY me. She follows me around to every room of the house. I love her like she is my own child!
I have always wanted another animal in the house. When I was first married. For a little while about 12 years ago my BFF moved in with us. She had a cat (about the same age as mine) and a dog (a Rottweiler). The cat was mean and the two never got a long. Now to say that my cat got along with a 125lb dog is not exactly right but as long as the cat didn't run in front of the dog the dog didn't pay much attention to her. Then my BFF moved out. I had my first child. We found a stray kitten and brought her home. Less than two days later my cat started to pee in my bed. Guess what? The little stray found a new home. It happened two other times in the last 10 years so we decided about 7 years ago that we couldn't get another animal until Ray (my cat) was gone.
About a year ago my SIL brought over her pet rabbit for the kids to see. Before, Ray was always very aggressive toward the other anmials that came in the house. But with the rabbit she just watched. She even laid down, didn't sleep, still watched. The same thing happened 8 months later when my SIL brought over her new kitten. Ray walked up to the carrier sniffed it and then watched the kitten. I don't think the kitten ever realized that Ray was in the room! That impressed me very much. I thought for sure Ray would bully any animal that would come into the house. Sooo that got me thinking...wouldn't it be nice to have another pet?
Fast forward to last night. On my FB page a SP friend posted a picture of a 4 year old Bassett Hound that is need of a new home. I LOVE Bassett's!
I talked to my husband (the man of reason usually). The one who usually talks me down from such ideas. He DIDN'T do it this time! He said as long as we knew what kind of pet a Bassett would make, as long as he didn't drool to much, as long as he had no known genetic things going on...maybe we could get him! WHAT! Now my mind is racing! Should I or shouldn't I? I would be the main one taking care of a dog. What would Ray do? I read a great article online about them
I read it and still I am thinking about getting him. I contacted the lady giving him away and will call her tomorrow to set up a time for a "meeting". I have NO idea what I am going to do! sigh...
I have told Many people on SP that they should schedule their workouts and KEEP that appointment! I have said it...I have not followed it. I used to get up between 4:15 and 4:30 am FIVE mornings a week to get 45-60 minute walk on my treadmill. I got up at 7am to walk for an hour on Sunday before I went to church or started my day. NOW...I fit my workouts in when I can. Do you realize I got a whole 5 minutes in Friday-Monday??? That was 92 (girly) push-ups that is IT! So this fitting in isn't working for me so much. Anyone surprised? Nope didn't think so! Here is the "thing" in order to get up early I have to go to BED early. I haven't been sleeping so good the last couple of months. I can't sleep. Once i GET to sleep I am fine, it is the getting there that is the problem. So what I am thinking is this. Got to bed at 10pm get up at 5 am. Walk for 30 minutes. Do this for at least one week. See if I can start sleeping better with added exercise. If this works I will slowly start getting up earlier so I am back to my OLD schedule. That way, if I am doing this, first thing in the morning. My workout is already done and I don't need to worry about fitting it in at other times! Sounds easy enough right??? I sure hope so!
So my husband is off work this week. He is recovering from Hernia surgery (which is a whole blog by itself!) He thought he would be nice and have my car detailed, oil change and tires rotated. AWWW! That is the most awesome thing you can do to show you care, is do something FOR me! My heart is all soft. Well, long story short the Old Man told the oil/tire guys that there was a slow leak around the wheel weight thingy and could they fix that...well the oil/tire guys ended up RIPING the tire off the rim! Then proceeded to blame the "old" tire. They were 5 year old, top of the line (talking $650 for a set of 4 or $190 a piece), 80K mile tires that had just under 50K mile on them!!! WTF?!! So dear hubby (no good dead goes unpunished) had to take it to the FOR REAL tire guy to get a replacement! The REAL tire guy says this was neglect on the part of the oil/tire guy. So Old Man calls them and request that they pay for half of the tire. Guess what he got?? $85 in store credits! YEA like I want to take MY car back there for them to mess something else up! Well from talking to other people I hear that we are lucky to get that from this place!
Going to have a GREAT weekend. I am leaving town with 5 other ladies and getting a couple hotel rooms and a meeting room...What will we be doing you ask?? Scrap booking! From Friday afternoon until Sunday lunch! YEA! It is something we do 2 times a year...most year it is the only two times I get to scrap!
ADD - gotta love it when the boy child takes 50 minutes to change his clothes! Just when you think it is safe to get rid of the egg timer! Which is a whole different blog!
Thanks for reading!