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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Falling for our bonny Bonnie-Belinda

It seems I have taken to falling down at inappropriate moments (not that there are appropriate ones) and have fallen more than once, so am quite sore all over.

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-get-up.
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.
Ouch.
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.
Then Bonnie and I went for a couple of little expeditions around the neighbourhood, and she was as good as gold both times, just looking around and taking in this new view of the neighbourhood where she is accustomed to walk with her daddy.

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.

8 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
oucheroonies pal!!! Am glad that Bonnie-Belinda is settled with you... am sure the slow and steady outings are winning the day! Huggies, YAM xx

Kay L. Davies said...

I tried (and tried) to post this to Our World Tuesday, but my link on that site keeps coming up with a previous Bonnie-dog post. I don't know if anyone will see this link on Our World or not.
Kay

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Kay -- I took the liberty of adding the correct post, but I didn't get the right picture. I hope you aren't mad at me. Let me know if you want me to erase it. I sure was glad to see your post and thought more readers ought to see it, so that they can join me in telling you to take care of yourself as well as of Bonnie-B ..... and don't fall down again.

Lady Fi said...

Hi! You now have two posts up on Our World. Very sweet shot of Bonnie-Belinda. But please do be careful and don't fall again! :-)

Mara said...

Always nice to see something new. For both humans and dogs. And glad you're feeling a bit better again. Please be careful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Kay, your Bonnie is a cutie. I am sorry about your falls, I have had a few tumbles myself. I hope you are recovering and feeling well.
It is nice to be able to take Bonnie for walks and car rides. Have a happy day!

Lynette Killam said...

I can identify with the falling, Kay. I managed to trip down the stairs three times before Christmas, but luckily not yet this year. A road trip with BeBo sounds like a great idea. Our Meeghan is never happier than when she's riding around in the car with us. Take good care of yourself...

Jenn Jilks said...

You take it easy! I think day trips are good. You must be so happy.