Yes, we thought Spring had sprung these past few weeks, but reality hit today! Winter hasn't yet departed. It's cold, cold, windy and rain! Lots of it! And did I mention it's cold? The good news is, we can always use the rain. And, it is another chance to wear winter clothes, which I love! Sweater, boots, coat ... well, the umbrella is always a pain when you have to be in and out of the car. The wind blows the heck out of your umbrella and the hood on the coat won't stay on your head!
We have been pretty fortunate this winter not to have ice or snow. After dealing with my Trudy the past couple of winters, I had been dreading how it would be to deal with her this year. She has to be picked up and carried out to the grass where she begins the circling round and round while we watch to witness whether she actually does anything or forgets why she is out there.
"Going in circles, don't really know
Where I have come from, where I will go
I've been through a million trips in the night
Going in circles.
Slipping and sliding makes it even worse for her and me. After about 15 minutes of watching her, it then falls to me to go physically carry her back inside. Now something happens inside this old dog's head when she sees me coming to fetch her. She, who has trouble with her legs, all of a sudden reverts to puppy hood and thinks I have come to play a game of "catch me if you can" and runs like a puppy. Oh well, gotta love her and neither of us can bear the thought of putting her down as long as she eats, poops and walks.
We are supposed to go see Kate in a program at her school tonight, however, this weather is causing these usually loyal and faithful grandparents to re-think whether we really should drive the 35 miles over there in the weather and traffic. Traffic on 75 is always a risk and especially on a day like today. Rain and darkness add to the problem.What a dilemma.
My heart is torn. What to do?
*part of the lyrics from Going in Circles