OK, so I admit it. I’m old. When almost 3 months has passed by and I’ve not blogged and I’ve hardly known where the time has gone, then what my parents told me is true: the older you get, the faster time goes!
So where do I start since the end of May? How about having a chemo-brain/love moment and letting my daughter say YES to getting dad a PUPPY for Father’s Day?! First, it was a beagle….whew! That didn’t materialize. (That’s his “retirement dog”!) … then came ‘Bubba Gump’……a St. Bernard/Boxer (with a little ?possible Rhodesian Ridgeback?) Oh my…A St. Mixner (we say a Boxnard)
The “oh my” may be taken several ways:
OH MY! He’s SOOOO beautiful!
OH MY! He’s SOOOO cute!
OH MY! He just piddled on the carpet (again – we’ll have the cleanest floors yet!)
OH MY! Bill is in Talkeetna during the week so hmmm: wonder who gets to raise Bubba? ( I WAS going to start work on book #2, but scrap that one for now!)
OH MY!! Do I ever love playing with Bubba and walking out to Care’s Corner, and making a fire in the pit in the evening, making s’mores and even letting him lick (just a teeny bit – promise!) of marshmallow!
OH MY!! My P.T. said that my 3-4 a day 15 min walks have helped ‘find’ my right calf muscle that went missing this last year!! (Naw…it’s all the other exercises I’ve been doing! (Yeah, right Care!)
OH MY! Am I glad I had chemo………so I could melt and say yes to Bubba…..and have a loving daughter who knows a daddy (and her mama) really shouldn’t be without a dog by their side. We had been dog-less for 14 months – the first time in either of our lives.
I have to admit – empty nesting WAS rather nice, especially being able to come and go; but a MORE than full nest with Bubba is MUCH better!! (Especially as he cuddles around your neck or next to your head and has the hiccups at 4 am!! WHO taught him to sleep on the bed? It wasn’t ME!! (Yeah, right!!)
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.