Friday, February 05, 2010

After a halfway decent night's sleep.

I woke up this morning and found out that Tyke had destroyed my reading glasses. They were completely in pieces scattered over the bed. Luckily, they were a cheap pair that you buy at the drugstore for a few Euros and I do have another pair, but it means that I can't leave anything lying around on the shelf of the bookcase that he can reach. He had also destroyed an empty Pringle's cylinder, which didn't matter and the pieces of which were also all over the bed. That shows you what a deep sleeper I am, because I didn't notice a thing. I'm going to put a rawhide stick on that shelf tonight, so he can find that and chew on it. At least he keeps his activities confined to the bedroom.

I am the alpha dog and Tyke is trying to be second in line before Jesker. He always tries to keep Jesker at a distance from me and the closer Jesker gets to me, the more dry humping Tyke does to Jesker. Jesker can fend for himself very well, but I do have to interfere every once in a while when Tyke gets too enthused and climbs all over Jesker. That's going a little bit too far, so I scold him and pull him off, whereupon Tyke lies on his back and shows me his belly in submission. He does have to know who's boss.

Oh, it is boring, isn't it, people who talk about their dogs all the time? Although I never mind it when Laurie and Babaloo do it.

The Exfactor was here this morning and he made it a point to greet Jesker first and Tyke second. I thought that was very good of him. He thought Tyke was a hypomanic acquisition and I could assure him that he was not. If anything he is a "get me out of the doldrums dog." He certainly has done that, although I did go back to sleep after I got up early this morning. I let the dogs do their business out back and went to sleep on the sofa and slept for another three hours. It was great and the dogs slept too.

I did just take a temazepam to settle my mind and get some peacefulness inside of me, because I do feel mentally exhausted by this time of the day. My head feels like it is reeling and more than anything I want serenity. Peace and quiet is what I want. Not outside myself, but inside of me.

The pharmacy just dropped off some medication for me. It's nice that they have that service and I don't have to ride my bike over there. I'm still not comfortable on my bike and haven't tried to ride it in some time. Sometimes I think I will, but then I always change my mind about it. Walking seems like a better thing to do right now. The pharmacy is too far away for just an easy stroll over there. I may do that with Tyke some day. It's too far for Jesker to walk. Jesker can hardly make our little walk. He really lags behind at the end of it and moves very slowly. He's not eating well either, but he can lose 4 more kilos. Still, I have to try to get some nutrition into him.

I'm going to lie down for just a little while. Two minutes of shut eye before I have to walk the dogs.

Have a nice evening!



Twain12 said...

i don't mind hearing about your dogs. So write away :)
Have a good rest

aims said...

Have just caught up and am really sorry to hear about the tumour my friend. Sweet Jesker doesn't deserve that at all! The new little guy is very cute and I'm sure life has changed around your house quite a bit.

I haven't been blogging much lately - just too busy renovating and I'll be gone for a couple of weeks starting next Tuesday. So if you don't see me - don't worry.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. The Bear goes through n number of reading glasses. Luckily he gets them from the Pound shop. I keep telling him to get a chain to put them on but he refuses thinking it'll make him look too much like an old man. Personally I think it would look very attractive. And he wouldn't keep sitting on them.

I think it would be a great idea to take Tyke on a longer walk because it would wear him out a bit which sounds like what he needs. But how wonderful to have so much energy - I wish I had as much as that!

Bearfriend xx

Gail said...

Write away, I enjoy hearing about your dogs and cats. After all, they are part of you too. Why would we just choose this part or that part and not enjoy the whole?

Maggie May said...

I don't mind hearing about your dogs. In fact I love to hear about them. Sorry about the reading glasses though.

Nuts in May

Babaloo said...

I think the Bearfriend is right - Tyke needs to be tired out so he doesn't get up to any mischief. He needs to learn that he's not allowed to take anything from the shelves, too. Ah, the joys of having a puppy! ;-)

And you know that I don't mind you writing about your dogs. Not at all, I love it! :)

laurie said...

"a tired dog is a well-behaved dog."

that's my motto. good luck with a puppy again! i'm so happy for you and for tyke.

Breakfast in California said...

Nice that you can replace the glasses without waiting! Perhaps you shouldn't put the chew thingie on the shelf, as that will teach him taking things off the shelf is permissable. I think he needs his own place for things in your room, an empty corner or a basket? Or would he chew the basket too?

It's raining like crazy here, making that old song a lie.

Debi said...

My dog Ansel loves stuff that I touch. He's even attempted to chew my cell phone, but I caught him in time. I hope the decoy idea works! (And just in case, keeping things out of reach works best.)