I walked the dog... and walked, and walked
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I walked Cooper 9.4 miles today, most of it this morning. He was starting to drag by the time we got to the home stretch, and then he spotted a couple of deer and got very excited. He was running this way and that and barking his fool head off, even after the deer ran away. Silly pooch! On our evening walk we ran into one of his doggy friends who was also being walked and we paused so they could play a little... and then we spotted more deer up by the cemetery and the running and barking commenced once again. Tomorrow I will be a nice person and take him for shorter walks, so he can recover from today.
I had planned to get on the bike today, but TOM was kicking my butt, so instead we took that long walk then I sat in my recliner with my feet up and the dog curled up in my lap. He is just as good as a heating pad or hot water bottle. Hopefully tomorrow will be easier with the whole pain thing. To add to my discomfort the arthritis in my feet decided to act up today. Definitely thankful for ibuprofen today! I don't like taking pills, but I took one today so I wouldn't be miserable. Good news is that now I am not miserable.
I have been reading historical romances again. Just finished a good one by Jo Beverley. It was one I got from the library, and I have another by her still to read. She also writes contemporary romances, which are also good, but I have a definite fondness for the historicals. I also just finished rereading all of Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson and Alpha and Omega series'. I really enjoy her supernatural stories. Of course they are also romances at heart.