HOWever, most of me seems to be fine now that I've rested, so I decided to start test-driving our bonny wee Bonnie-Belinda.
Bonnie loves being in the car, and doesn't seem to mind that she's all by herself in the back seat, strapped in with her wonderful new harness. She knows I'm there, driving the car and chatting to her. So far we haven't left our own neighbourhood, but I'm thinking of a test drive into the city (Medicine Hat, Alberta, a whole lot east of Calgary).
Back to my falling, however...blogging friend Sallie (Full-time Life) did ask, so I must admit I've had two falls lately, one splat, spread out on my front-side a week or so ago, and another less dramatic one this past Saturday.
The second time, I was trying to put a harness on the dog by myself, without first seating both of us on the couch. Thought I could do it standing up and bending over.
How wrong I am.
I suddenly found myself sitting flat on the floor, legs sticking straight out in front of me and my poor aching hands on the floor, all help-I've-fallen-and-I-can't-
Dick was a couple of rooms away, talking on his phone, so he didn't hear my yelling right away.
Eventually, however, he arrived and hauled me ignominiously up to a standing position.
So, more bruises to add to those acquired the previous weekend, it seems. Sigh.
I didn't do much of anything for a couple of days after that, but today I felt up to putting the harness on Bonnie, this time sitting comfortably on the couch with her, and, yes, accepting help from my husband.
So now I'm thinking of going into Medicine Hat. We have friends there who dog-sit for us, and I want her to feel comfortable there. However, I think Dick and I just might stick to car trips this year, taking Bonnie-Belinda with us.
I'm hoping to share this with Fiona's marvellous meme Our World Tuesday.