Sunday, April 13, 2008

Protect thy arteries

Another bad night with CrazyDog, so this has been number three. Tomorrow, I feel certain that she goes to the vet, again. I don't know if there is anything more that can be done for her, perhaps a new medication? She has not slept for more than two hours maybe two or three times in the past three nights-total. The rest of the time has been spent pacing and barking. Simultaneously. Even Mark is losing his patience, and of course I am too, but I can recognize that this isn't her fault, he is beginning to take it personally. I swear, she is acting manic, is it possible for dogs to have the same sort of problems mentally, that humans do? Is there medication for that? I guess I need to do my homework. And yes, to answer your questions from the last post's comments, she is a Chow. Papered and registered, as if that makes any difference...

I'm having a clan for dinner today, all of my kids-I think, I'm still not too sure about Janelle-and my mom and stepdad. It will be a sort of catch all dinner, I'm firing up the electric fryers, and it's going to be an artery plugging affair. Chicken strips, tenderloins, french fries, onion petals, and I'm making a double batch of homemade Mac and cheese, just to round out the already yellow meal, and to seal the deal on the artery plugging, wouldn't want to leave any open spaces, lol. I do think I need to make a cake or maybe brownies for dessert. None of it is my cup of tea, although I do like my own chicken strips, with my own horseradish sauce. I have told all of my kids to come and get what they don't want thrown out or sold in the garage sale later this month, that anything left after today is mine to do with as I choose, and believe me, they have ALOT of stuff left here. The days of Mom's free storage are over. It is sad, sort of, but in another way, it will be nice to get rid of all the junk that is overflowing every closet, every rafter in each garage, and clean out the basement...that part will be good.

I do hope that Janelle can be here, I haven't seen her in at least three weeks. Apparently when the subject was mentioned in her home yesterday, there was a fight, and that made me feel really bad. I don't think I should call her when he's at home, and I won't do it again. She knows how I feel about him, and I know how he feels about me, I don't know why any of this surprised her. I understand that she wants harmony in her family, including him, but that is unrealistic. Completely. She knew how all of that was when she went back, and frankly, she surprises me. Everyone is just supposed to get over it, like that, because she has. It never works that way. I am trying to keep my mouth shut, although we all know that is hard for me, but the fact that I don't think he is right for her is well known. I can only imagine what he says about me, so the fact that she gets all upset when something like this happens is surprising. However, I will not be the reason for making her life harder, she is my daughter and I love her no matter what. I will not interfere and will not call again when they are together, which I assume would be evenings and weekends, and since she is now working days, I guess she will have to call me. Ugh.

When I just looked outside, my car is covered with a dusting of snow, again. Good lord, will this ever end? It has been so cold this weekend, it feels more like February than April.

I suppose I had better get myself in the kitchen. The group will be here around noon or one, and I have alot to do in there. I hope each of you have a really great Sunday! :)

12 comments:

Mary said...

Sundays are busy here, too. Sometimes I dread the prep but I love the afternoons! I think my gang would make most folks scratch their heads and wonder "what happened?" We do have fun.

Taking Ms. Barkely to the vet is a good idea. I know the barking is driving you crazy even though you love her. Sometimes our cat has spastic days. She seems to do anything and everything she knows not to do. It's almost like a child that's trying parents patience.

Hope your day is a success and that Janelle gets to be part of the day. It's a hard situation to deal with, I know. Let's just pray that time will open her eyes and she'll kick the bum out.

Cheryl said...

What a busy day you're having! So much cooking. I'd love to know how you make your chicken strips. I hope it's a great get-together. And that you get the kid's stuff out of there. I hope things change for Janelle...that she smartens up. I know how hard this is for you.

ac said...

Sounds like you have a great day planed with family just the way it should be. I hope Janelle comes. I have a soft spot for mothers and daughters.

fiwa said...

Wow - I want to come over for dinner! That all sounds sooooo good. I have nothing planned for today, and nothing but frozen dinners left in the freezer. Yuck.

I sure hope you can figure out something to help with CrazyDog. I don't see why they could have some of the same mental problems humas do.

I hope everyone comes this afternoon and you have a lovely day.

lovins,
fiwa

Kelly Jene said...

Got room for a few more?! Sounds like a good day. Love ya lots! You're dog is awfully cute, I'd love to see him in a sweater.

Golden To Silver Val said...

Oh Boy I sure know what you mean. I've lived in the same house for 36 years and 1/3 or more of the stuff here belongs to my kids. Free storage at Mom's place. I'm tired of it too and its going to end soon. I'd like to have my nice roomy garage back, not to mention the basement has a bunch of their stuff too...mostly my son's things.
You know I think animals are like us in this regard...they get used to medications after they take them for a long while. Its possible that crazy dog has become immune to her doseage and her "ailment" is over-riding it. Maybe the vet needs to increase it or change it to another one. She doesn't sound happy at all. Actually..I hate to say this, but she sounds like she may be hurting. She's an old girl...may have aches and pains associated with that. Even though you love her, an unhappy animal can make it MISERABLE for the humans in the house. Good luck on finding something that will work for her.
I woke up to snow this morning too. I did NOT do a happy dance over that, I can tell you right now. I'm sick of it. They say this summer is supposed to be record-breaking HOT...so I imagine I will be complaining about THAT shortly. LOL

Amanda said...

That sounds like my kind of meal. I hope everything went well. I hope Janelle will come around quickly.

Maria said...

Okay. I am going to be the one who makes you scratch your head, dear friend.

I have had this happen once. With my dog. Not Socks, the dog we have now...but my dog before him, Snowy. I took him in when I lived alone in a condo. He seemed fine for weeks and then started that barking thing. I took him to the vet, etc and was told that nothing was really wrong with him other than old age.

A friend of mine visited from Philadelphia. She swore it was a ghost. I laughed. She had me take her to a new age store and bought a sage stick. She lit it and walked slowly through the whole house, making the house pretty much reek of sage.

The dog never barked again.

Just sayin...

abbagirl74 said...

I hope your dinner went well. Snow you say?

SOUL: said...

sounds like good food, and family fun.. but doggy sounds pretty unhappy. sorry to hear that. hopefully you can figure out her problem, and make her more comfy and calm.

here's to a great day today at your place -- :))

oxox

Rebecca said...

mmmmm. onion petals and mac and cheese. I just put the onions IN the mac and cheese. OH, and add some gruyere to the cheddar...mmmmmm. Now I need to home and make some, even though I can hear YOUR arteries cracking from here!!

Hope CrazyDog feels better soon! And Maria might have something. Pets can really tune into the paranormal...

Happy Monday.

Portia said...

that spread of food sounds great! it is sick that it is still snowing there. sick, i say.