10:41 - Bedtime for me and Perri.
11:00 - Perri wants to lay with her head hanging off of the bed.
11:15 - Perri wants to stand over top of me
12:07 - Perri shifts up to Husband Vince's side of the bed
1:34 - Perri wants to stand up and face the wall for no conceivable reason.
2:13- Perri rolls belly up, sticking paws into my nose or other facial features.
2:32 - Perri rolls on side. Perri stands up and stares at the carpet. Perri lays down and hangs her head off of bed.
3:15 - Perri wants under the covers with me.
3:59 - Perri wants to spoon with me.
4:10 - Perri wiggles further under the covers and on top of my legs.
(in case you might not be guessing, I am NOT GETTING A LOT OF SLEEP HERE.)
5:10 - Perri wakes up from her longest dormant spoon snuggle and crawls between Husband Vince and myself. Spoons with Husband Vince.
|At least somebody got some sleep!|
7:00 - ALARM GOES OFF. Ein shoots out from under the bed like a cannon instead of his normal slow trot.
7:01 - Ein zips back and forth in front of me while I slowly pick Perri up off the bed and put her on the ground.
7:02 - Turn on Coffee Maker.
7:05 - Let Perri and Ein outside to potty.
7:06 - Molly waits patiently to be let out. (I cannot let all three out at once in the dark.)
7:10 - Let Molly out. Let all dogs back in after carefully wiping mud from all 12 paws.
7:20 - Feed Smokey. Drop Smokey's food all over the floor. Sweep food up. Curse liberally.
7:30 - Feed dogs. Forget Ein's prednisone. Try to tidy up the basement. Ein is scampering back and forth, back and forth.
7:31 - Handfeed Perri. She has no appetite. Hear strange noise coming from vicinity of litter box...
7:32 - Investigate noise. MOLLY HAS HER HEAD IN THE LITTER BOX! Molly drops a chewed up cat turd on the ground, severed into three pieces and bolts for the safety of Her Couch. Ein is still scampering.
7:35 - Clean up turd. Clean out litter box.
7:40 - Shower. Keep poking head out of shower at Perri to assure that she is not licking her incision or eating bathroom trash.
7:50 - Dress for work. Ein is zooming back and forth in front of me.
7:51 - Get Perri's pain pill. Wrap in cheese. Cheese is REJECTED. The pill is now wet and falls onto the couch. Ein is now scampering in front of Smokey.
7:52 - Try to push pill down Perri's throat. She bares her teeth and coughs it back up at me.
7:53 - Second attempt. Perri bares teeth, flicks tongue and drools profusely, followed up with a head shake that sends pill fragments flying all over couch.
7:54 Swear liberally.
7:55 Smokey has had ENOUGH of Ein's scampering and wallops him in the face. Ein starts crying. I am covered in drool, dissolved pain pill and frustration.
8:00 Put pill back on cheese and try to get Perri to eat. She spits the cheese out, but the pill is gone. Good enough.
8:02 Strap Cone of Shame onto Perri. Make Pop Tarts.
8:05 Make two K-cups. Try to fit both into 16oz travel mug. Mug overflows. I am by now in no mood for coffee to be spilled everywhere.
8:07 Finally get into car and leave for work. Hope for a better evening.