A little background:
I have two dogs, Jane is 10 and Dick is 8. Jane's arthritis
has progressed to where she's very mobile and still causes trouble but doesn't want to go on walks. She takes vitamins and medication and we need to cook for her to try to keep her weight up and her digestion normal.
I have a bathroom that's currently under construction (by me, scary to think, I know) which, if I can't fix it, I can't take showers in there. The water leaks from the shower (no, not the pipes, we checked, scientifically I might add) and onto the 1st floor. I hope to be done by this weekend and back using my shower by the following weekend.
We just rebuilt (thankfully not by us, we hired actual professionals) our patio that was, uhm
, super broken. It cost a bunch of money (totally reasonable and they did a incredible job) and well, yeah.
[work, ringing phone.]
"This is Jenna."
Mom: "We have a problem."
"So I was sitting outside on those new chaises we bought."
"Just enjoying the day and Jane comes out."
"Is she ok
"Yeah, she's limping a little but fine. That's not the problem."
"So I'm sitting there and she comes up next to me and curls around me on the chaise."
"So, that's the problem? The dog wants to sit on the chaise?"
"Yeah, you've got a problem. Need anything at the market?"
"Nope, I just went."
, then I'll see you at home later."
Yeah, dog didn't need to be rushed to the vet. Ceiling didn't come crashing down. Patio is still as fabulous as the contractor left it. No, the problem is that the arthritic dog wants to sit on the new 50% off chaises we just bought at Target this weekend. (BTW, all
of their patio stuff is 50% off...if you need anything, now is the time to buy.)
Yeah, nothing changes your priorities like having a summers off from work.
Maybe I need to rethink my career. I dig problems like that.
Labels: family, pups, random ramblings