I was ready to throw out an empty Kleenex box but let Rocky take it into his crate. He is tearing it to bits but the cleanup is worth the peace and quiet for a few minutes.
I've been trying to think of small actions or "tricks" to add to the routine - he has the sit, give me your paw, down, etc perfectly now, and this morning I've added a "turn around" command where he turns a complete circle. I do it all without a clicker, just plenty of treats. If anyone has suggestions for simple things he can do for treats, I'd be interested. I know I'm going to completely mess up the training program I'm already paying for at Petsmart, but a few little things can occupy that mind of his and maybe keep him out of trouble for a short while wouldn't be bad!
I see the eye surgeon tomorrow and I hope I hear some good news. I don't think I will see as well until I can get new glasses (6 mos. after surgery). The floaters are driving me nuts and I'm seeing "bugs" everywhere.
It is so nice to have all the fresh produce that was delivered yesterday. Four different kinds of fruit on my breakfast cereal was a treat. I also ordered a container of vegetable salad that is absolutely delicious. I probably would never go to the trouble to cut all the veggies up, and I'm not sure what kind of dressing they use, but it's not easy to stop eating it. I should probably make soup or maybe a saute with the fresh vegetables I bought so that I use them while they are perfectly fresh.
I think the dog walking every day, usually done a few blocks at a time, is causing me to slim down to a point where I don't need to slim down any more. I was shocked to see my legs when getting dressed this morning - they are to the point where they are too skinny. Too bad it hasn't worked for the belly! Isn't that just the way of life though?
My head still hurts where I was cut and I wonder how long it will take to completely heal. I can't tell if the "knot" has gone down or not - it's probably about the same size.
I might try to get a short nap in if Rocky will take one at the same time. Have a good day!
1/2 Hr. later: I might as well forget about a nap. "Someone" is flying very loud, very fast, and weird looking jets in huge circles around overhead, so after about 3 passes I got up to see what is going on. I don't like it one bit! The are faster and louder than any jets I've ever seen, and they look weird. If they want to test something new, they could be out over the Pacific ocean within minutes at the rate they are going. Matter of fact they are flying in from the west and probably going in a big arc out over the ocean. I think they have no business making the terribly loud noises unless it's to intimidate!
I just googled it and found that it is a B-17 that is in town for the Capital Airshow this coming weekend. I didn't think those old WW-II craft flew that fast! And loud? Lordy they are loud! Now three of them flew in formation over my house. Rocky and I might as well skip the nap today! (Now two of them flew over so close that I thought their wings might be touching. They left a big trail of smoke behind them.)
These planes are probably practicing for the airshow this weekend - Mather AFB closed down quite a few years ago, but the runway is still used for cargo planes such as UPS, etc. The runway is the longest west of the Mississippi, if I remember correctly. The Air Force dumped a lot of jet fuel & contaminants somewhere on the base, so they haven't been able to develop a huge part of it. I think they want to build housing for the homeless there but the cost of cleaning it up first has been prohibitive so far. OK, enough for today. Sorry this turned out to be so long. This link is to a newspaper article about the show as well as the AFB.
DON'T MISS HIS SENSE OF HUMOR
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