Monday, September 13, 2010

Canine Companions for Independence dogs are everywhere...

Monday I did not get to go to sushi or Santa Cruz skilled nursing. I’m training a new girl to take over for my morning girl, Karen, was going on vacation for two weeks. Karen has been working mornings seven days a week and it’s really hard to get used to somebody else, it’s always really hard with new people.

Tuesday I had an appointment, THOUGHT I had an appointment, at Dominican rehab with Terran. I ran into her as I was walking in the building and she looked surprised, apparently they scheduled my appointment for NEXT Tuesday but she says that they always do that. It was really nice to see her, she comes to all of the support groups and is so fun to be around. Steve came over and brought me the most beautiful glass dolphins, he is such a sweet man and I’m so glad that he’s here.

Wednesday I ended up staying in bed. I thought it would be nice to just lay around all day and watch movies but I got really bored and anxious really quick, maybe it was all a coffee? I always feel bad for Robby because he doesn’t get to get any exercise, maybe Cassy will throw the ball to him a little bit when she gets here. For some reason I was extremely anxious all day, I could not decide if I wanted to watch TV, listen to music, listen to a book on the computer or sleep... I couldn’t stand doing any of those for longer than 10 minutes. I always think it’s owing to be really relaxing staying in bed but then I feel stranded and wish that I could go outside.

Thursday I took Robby for a long cruise and then I went to lunch and then to the movies with my aunt. We were going to go see Going the distance, the new Drew Barrymore movie but my van would not start so we had to choose something local. we went to lunch at an Italian restaurant downtown and I ran into Scott and his new puppy. I met him a couple of times on Westcliff Drive, he is a puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. We went to see The kids are alright. Heather and I had talked about going to see it but we never did, it was a really good movie.

Friday I had a really nice massage and got up late, I usually get up at 2 PM on Fridays because of the concerts but they are over now. I didn’t really know what to do and am really going to miss the concerts on the beach. I took Robby for a cruise and we had a really nice time.

Saturday Teresa Jess and I, and of course Robby, went to the Capitola Art and wine Festival. The weather was really great and the place was packed. We had a great time looking at everything but it was all very expensive. I had a huge, awesome quesadilla and got a couple of wine glasses. I came home and Heather made me a killer calamari dinner with brussels sprouts and orange quinoa. While we were at the Art and wine Festival I met yet another owner of the Canine Companion for independence dog. The lady said that her son had a skilled companion dog. We talked for a while and I told her about the puppy play date on Sundays so hopefully she will show up one day, I turned around after we spoke to give her my phone number but she was gone. She lives in Watsonville, her name will be easy to remember because it’s Tamara.

Sunday I took a nice long bath and got up just in time for the puppy play date. Of course the puppies had a really good time, met a couple of new friends and wore each other out.

1 comment:

That corgi :) said...

that wine festival sounded like fun, Tammie! I think it is neat how Robby is able to play with the other pups and enjoy socializing like that. I'm betting your days over the next few weeks will start to get busy with Halloween just around the corner :)

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