Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bathroom break

I'm a night person. I just can't help it. I don't know how effectively I'll be able to influence my kids in that direction. So far there's not much hope as they are both awake between 6 and 7 like clockwork, no matter how late they go to bed the night before.

I don't know how much longer I can burn the candle at both ends. It's my pattern to do it for as long as I can stand it and then crash. I want to get out of that pattern.


Today I stood in line with Tbird waiting for his rabies vaccination. The line was easily 20-30 people long when I got there and continued to grow. It never ceases to amaze me how many people bring their pets for vaccinations. They have these clinics every week!

The team was late and so while we waited (over an hour!) for our turn I chatted with my fellow line-occupants. Tbird was the huge big loveable lug-head he is and didn't even eat a little dog who got snippy with him for being too close to her owner. I think it amused him.

I was NOT amused when he decided to pee against an outdoor pot (we were waiting outside) for, like, an hour and a half. I had NO IDEA he had to pee so badly. Gigantic puddle. I wanted to disappear. It's not like I could stop him, either, poor dog. He had to go. So he kept going and going and going. The bladder of a 110-pound dog is really big, fyi. The friends I had just made were very kind about it (when a dog's gotta go, he's gotta go) but I was mortified. It pooled on the cement and people had to step around it and try and keep their dogs' feet out of it. SO EMBARRASSING.

From now on my dogs will be taken on a long walk to see the parking lot bushes before we get in line.

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