Gurg. I don't know how anyone can be addicted to prescription medicine. What a nightmare. After a full week of painkillers and prescriptions, today I am drug free. What a relief! So naturally I am celebrating with a glass of wine. By belated birthday present to me, as on my birthday I spent the evening on the couch with dozing in and out of sleep. PARTY!
I should really have read my last post because now I don't remember where I left off!
I will start again, bear with me if you have heard this before! I will make it short, I know, I said that last time and it was my longest post ever!
Monday was root canal day, it went good. Minimal tears, lots of pain. Glad it was over. That night I felt great. Flash forward to Tuesday at noon, all the sudden I had major shooting pains in my head from the tooth next to the one that had the root canal. So back we go, my dentist figured we had disturbed that tooth, which we already knew had some decay, so she quickly fit me in and gave me a quick temporary filling. And and nice extra big shot of Lanicain?? at the end so I could stay frozen for another good five hours. After the freezing wore off, there was still a good strong amount of pain, so back the next day, and she went ahead and did a root canal on that tooth as well. Madelines' birthday came and went in a T3 haze on the 30th. My promises of a special birthday this year sadly went down the toilet. I'm not sure she remembered her own birthday though, she doesn't seem too upset. A few bottles of advil, T3's and penicillan, a few naps during work and lots of soup later, I can proudly say that I am drug free! Minor soreness remains, mostly in the spot where all the needles went in. Next stop at the Dentist office, November 2nd! Yay, a month off!
Yesterday, for those who don't already know, was Julien's birthday. He would have been five years old. In his memory Tommy made pancakes and bacon, it was what Julien requested every year for his birthday supper. I think we will continue this yearly tradition. I can't believe he has been gone for two months. And I can't believe that life has gone on without him. I still feel guilty when I remember that his sweet face is gone and I shouldn't be happy without him. I hope someone let him in the kitchen to make some bacon in heaven. Maybe grandma whipped him up something special.
It was also an exciting day for Dorian and Madeline yesterday! First day of class! We are taking two seperate classes at 11 and 4, so we can give each baby our full attention. Dorian went first, naturally everyone oohed and ahhed over him. He did......okay.....for his first time! Very distracted, its good just to get him out though. Madeline was a star in her class. We had previously told the teacher that we have some issues we would like to work on, and she made a total lier out of us. She performed perfectly, was so polite, didn't react to anything. I kept saying, no really, she's not like this...really!!! She's a bad girl!!!! Ug.....humilating. In the best possible way of course.
We were good students and did our homework today. It's so funny to watch them, well mostly Madeline, when the light bulb comes on!
The classes we are doing uses clicker training. In class we did a click and treat for eye contact....no talking allowed. The first few times Madeline flicked a glance my way I kept missing it because the lighting was poor. Tommy kept saying, there there! You missed it! So when she realized what she was being clicked for, she started looking at me REALLY obviously! She would look away and then give me a huge obvious stare!!! So funny, she is a better student then I am trainer! Now the first thing she tries is eye contact....really long and really obvious!
And of course in both classes, there is the token super duper annoying person. Our first class has the woman who has to comment on every single thing the trainer says. And our second class has two annoying women, the first one, brought two dogs to the class by herself, and then had to keep asking how she could do the exercises with two dogs....hello...no, there's nobody home.
Then she proceded to praises her dogs loudly and FOREVER, when they did the right thing, yeah, we get it, your labs are brilliant. That's why your here.
Another lady in the class insists on continuing her training while the teacher is talking, normally not a big deal, but remember, this is clicker training....CLICKER TRAINING!
So annoying. She also didn't bring any of the required items to bring, ie, crate, mat, treats, and then wondered how she should perform the exercises. Should people be required to pass IQ tests before they may own a dog? YES! Most definitly. I know I'm not perfect. But man....
This picture was Madelines napping site this morning.....I like to call it....Angel/Devil Dog, or maybe Dog who thinks she's Cat. In case you can't tell, in this picture she is on the back of the couch, half in the window sill.
And for those of you who couldn't find the puppy in the pumpkin patch last post....here he is!!!!