Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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ROSIE' S REALLY STRANGE BEHAVIOR
Yesterday I went with DH on a road trip and left Rosie at home. We were gone about 7 hours. That is the first time I have left her that long since my surgery. She has never had any SA at all. When we got home, she and I took a nap while her Daddy went to the office for an hour and then he came home and fixed us something to eat. Rosie started being a little hyper then and wanting me to play with her. I took her outside and she pottied and ran back inside; but she kept pestering me to play with her. I said to her, something on the order of I took you our to play and you came back in. Well her daddy heard me and said something on the order of come on, I will take you. Then she did something scary. She ran and got her throw toy and brought it with her and ran along with him outside. She has never taken a toy outside. She has never played fetch outside either. Well DH threw the toy until he worried about Rosie and quit. Her tongue was hanging out and she was hassling so bad. Then when she came in we couldn't get her to calm down. I wouldn't let her just keep drinking water and had to take up the bowl to keep her from getting sick. She was acting like she was on something. Finally I got the brush and put her in my lap and started just gently brushing her to calm her. Then we all climbed up in the bed as usual and went to sleep. Do you reckon that she was just trying to please us to that we wouldn't leave her again.
When she wants something from us, her trick is to run from one end of the room around the chair and back, sit and look at me, then repeat, until I get tickled and give in. I have a mirror at the end of my bedroom and she will run and bark at that dog and back again, sit at my feet and look up at me as if to say now can I have your attention.
Previous to my surgery, I left Rosie frequently all day. Yes I took her to work with me every day. But if I needed to go somewhere for the day, taking her was never an option. It is hot in the south in the summertime and she couldn't be left in the car and besides she gets carsick. I am already obsessing about what to do the weekend of the 21th. I have to go to Knoxville for my grandson's graduation. What to do with Rosie during the ceremony. DH wants to start home right after so will check out of the hotel before the ceremony. I hate graduations. Did I mention I have 12 grandchildren? and I have 8 more to go!