Sunday, June 1, 2008

View from the Couch

Much of my day was spent on the couch, Pip curled on my chest purring against my cheek, his whiskers tickling my chin. Duncan, still pouting about my health and lack of energy to take him outside, stayed under the table, his back to me most of the day. I did manage to take him for a brief walk around the grassy space between the building and the fence and we shared a soft pink and blue sunset with spectacular clouds, but I had to drag him back inside where he sighed and snorted his disapproval. Luckily he got to chase a bunny and a squirrel, and was rewarded with some nice pumpkin snacks for his effort.The worst part of being sick is not the aches and pains, or the fever on a hot afternoon, or even the sinuses which are packed full, it's not the constant discomfort and tossing at night under the blankets, it's the disappointment in Duncan's eyes. I fight to get better just to make that go away.

6 comments:

Jyoti said...

Isn't that just the worst part about being sick? Hope you're well enough for a good Duncan walk soon! And the only other thing I can say is, Energy Medicine by Donna Eden...

caboval said...

Hi Curt! I know what you mean. Even if I feel crappy I still drag my butt out to take Joey for a walk. Funny, when he is happy I am happy. And that always makes me feel better :)
I really hope you are feeling better soon.

Sue said...

Curt - So sorry to hear you are feeling rotten. I feel your pain. I was down for over a week and a half, and I'm pretty sure that all 3 of my pups were plotting to disown me. I hope you bounce back soon!

By the way, I followed the link back to your post about "Firsts and lasts" and loved reading about Duncan's first swim. So wonderfully written!

NodakJack said...

Not, that I encourage the use of drugs and alcohol, but, I have a suggestion.
Either...."The Z Pack" from the pharmacy or, hot water/brandy/lemon/honey. (Take one and repeat.) Put away and see what happens.
Love ya' son.

Chris & Mackenzie said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, hope you licked whatever you had today. But don't feel bad about taking it easy..easier said than done I know.

Chris

lisa b said...

Duncan will forgive you with his big Goldie heart.

I miss my email good time!