Pounce is his happy self again! He's hyper... Running around. Poor guy had such a hard time after getting neutered. He was so restless. He'd sit or lie for a few minutes, then suddenly run and lie somewhere else. I'm not sure if he was restless because of pain or itchiness or what! Maybe he's mad because he knows he's now unable to spawn little Pouncies. It was hard to see him like that. He cried a lot. He threw up and had diarrhea twice each a couple of night ago. He sleeps in his crate in my Mom's room and kept her up a few nights in a row. She called the vet and got him tranquilizers, made a little ice pack and wrapped it in a towel for him to lie on and rubbed his back a lot for him.
I'm going to stay at my house for a couple for hours more to watch him while my mom does chores around the house. On Friday, he will get his stitches out and then I can walk him again! I'm excited! Toronto weather has been sunny and hot, so we lie together in the front yard together on my lounger. I will go for my walk at 6:00 when it's cooler and the sun isn't so intense. It's uncomfortable!
Then I will go back to be with the Great Danes I'm babysitting for the week! I've been their babysitter for over four years now. I'd love to walk them, but their combined weight is three times mine! My dad walks them for me. I'd also love to sleep with them, but their owner doesn't want them on the bed anymore... I don't blame her... They shed and drool a lot. Besides, the Dane who likes to cuddle sprawls out, taking up the whole bed! It's so sweet, though. He used to lie with his head on my chest.
I love dogs so much. I've been thinking it would be a great job to walk little dogs and feed dogs and let them out during the day while their owners are at work, at least until I feel up to a real job. I'm already kind of the neighborhood pet sitter. I've worked for several cat owners in my area. There's a lot of walking involved, plus disciplining and subduing the animals. What would I do on sick days? I would do my job no matter what. I can always function -- that's not a problem. But that kind of activity every day, especially on bad days, would make for worse days more often. I guess I could commit only to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to allow for days of rest between working days, unless someone asks me to look after their dog for a week or something, like I am now. I'd also like to write freelance, preferrably jobs that would allow me to research and interview people from home, if necessary. Maybe I should look into a job at the nearby library too!
I've been typing this while eating, which isn't wise because now my scrambled eggs have gone cold! I get so distracted, but I'm proud of myself for having a hearty breakfast: two eggs, two hashbrowns, a bunch of bacon and orange juice. Then I will have two pancakes, strawberries and cheese! Before Hawaii, during and after, I've been snacking a lot -- many of those haven't been healthy! For weeks now I've been really into cookies. I have them almost every day! I eat chips and other unhealthy things too. I don't know why I crave all of this so much! Sometimes I just get phases like this. Soon, I'm sure the cravings will end and I'll be really into fruits and veggies again and that's about it. It's funny how our appetites have patterns like this. What have you been eating lately?