Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ascension Day

This is just a post to let you all know that I'm alive and breathing, but that I've decided not to spend so much time behind the computer anymore. Blogging was taking up too much of my time and it had nearly become an obsession and a lot of my spare time went into it. I always had the computer on stand by and every free moment I sat down and did something related to my blog and I thought it had gotten out of hand.

Tyke is the recipient of my free time now, as I spend much more time with him and it's paying off, as he's bothering the cat much less and begging for attention less, because he's getting enough of it now. I take him for more and longer walks and spend more time cuddling with him and just sitting with him and being there, instead of sitting behind the computer. He appreciates that very much. Gandhi also gets more opportunities to sit on my lap, so I make her happy as well.

The photo at the top is of the field where I take Tyke for his shorter walks. I took it a few years ago at the beginning of Spring. I'm taking him there for his last walk tonight, while it is still barely light outside. The days are getting longer, although the weather has been dreary and cold.

Tyke has a little infection in his eye that I'm treating with an antibiotic ointment and it seems to be helping already. He's pretty good about letting me apply it. He only protests a little bit. Maybe he knows it's good for him.

The country has been in the grip of the disaster of the Lybian airline crash in which so many Dutch people died and which one 9 year old boy named Ruben survived. It's been quite shocking, to say the least. It happened one day before the 10 year memorial of the fireworks disaster in Enschede in which a whole neighborhood got wiped out and many people died. Flags are flying at half mast.

I hope you're all having a good day.




Twain12 said...

spending time with the pets and outdoors is always better :). What a tragedy this airline crash was and what a miracle this little boy survived.
enjoy the walks ♥

Bernie said...

So glad you are enjoying your animals and being outside more than being on the computer....that is a good thing as Martha Stewart would say.
Love the area you walk Tyke.
I felt horrible when I say that plane crash on the news and said a prayer for that dear little boy, he is a living miracle.
Take care of yourself my friend and only post when you feel like it that way it is more fun...Hugs

VioletSky said...

It is a sad day for your country.
(and I was shocked to realized that fireworks disaster was 10 years ago!!)
You enjoy your pets and get as many walks in the air with Tyke as you can manage.

Frances said...


Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. So glad that you're enjoying time with your animals - and they're enjoying it too. So it's a win-win situation.

*Bears* say "Any time spent with furry people is time well spent"!

Getting out more is a great thing too - something I REALLY need to do myself. I hope to have a walkabout tomorrow.

Thanks for the photo so we can see where you go with Tyke.

Are this type of spaniel prone to eye infections? Jesker had a few of those as well I seem to remember.

Have a nice night with the furry ones.

Bearfriend xx

Maggie May said...

It was a terrible tragedy about the plane crash and no one knows yet, what caused it.
That poor little boy who lost all his family has an aunty who has been to see him.
Sorry to hear about Tyke's eye. Hope it clears up soon.
Good to see your photo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

FlowerLady said...

Nora ~ Enjoy your outings with Tyke.

Sorry to hear about the plane crash. It is a miracle that the little boy survived.

Love and hugs to you,

Gail said...

Animals calm the heart and heal the soul.

Exercise is good and something I shall have to get used to again when the crud has completely left the building.

May some good things come from the disaster.

Wisewebwoman said...

Enjoy the real world, touch the grass and trees. Take pics, run with Tyke.
I hope his eye gets better soon...

Lane said...

Always good to hear you're ok.
You've picked the right time of year to take longer walks. It's so much nicer to amble along in the sun,

Enschede was ten years ago? Oh my.

Bev said...

Haven't bloggged for a while and as Frances would say hugs

laurie said...

our loss is tyke's gain. enjoy.