Monday, August 25, 2008

Shaken, Not Stirred

I've been having headaches pretty regularly as of late and I don't seem to be the only one that affects in my household. My Riley has been dutifully laying with me every moment of the day making sure I'm well cared for and looked after. And when he's not snuggling with me he's hiding behind his litter box and throwing up.

He has stress issues when I have headaches. 

So I've been feeling especially sorry for him lately. (They say when you feel bad you should focus on others to make yourself feel better. I'm assuming focusing on a dog counts?) Not only has he been dealing with my headaches, but since I haven't been able to go outside this summer Riley hasn't either.

I told my mom on the phone the other day that I was worried he was bored and not getting enough exercise. Her suggestion?

Mom: "Why don't you have him walk with Champagne?"

Me: "What?"

Mom: "Or you know... Chardonnay."

Me: "Huh?"

Mom: "Who's your friend in the building with the dog?"

Me: "Oh... you mean Candace. And her dog MARTINI."

I swear to God, headaches and all, that still has me laughing. I hung up with mom and had a better idea. I looked at Riley, who had his head resting on his paws looking up at me pitifully.

I asked him if he was sad. He whined.

I asked him if he needed some food. His ears perked up.

I asked him if we should bury our sadness with food ... maybe a carrot?

He flew to the kitchen in Olympic record time.

My conclusion: He's fine. And I'm a sucker. And man he loves baby carrots.


  1. Kudos on giving your baby such healthy treats. I don't think Bandido would run for a carrot. He's running up and down the hall right now at breakneck speed . . . for nothing. He's a little loco.

    Headaches stink. My husband and I just took a moment to pray for you, and I will continue to pray for you sporadically until the caffeine wears off (1AM now) and I go to sleep.

  2. What a cutie!! I hope you are feeling better!

  3. Our pups are so incredibly caring and concerned. They read us like a book....and as a result can con us out of anything!

    Hope you're feeling better.

    He's a doll.

  4. Golly that is one cute little doggie - I want to hug him!

    Praying the headaches pass soon!

  5. I found your blog a few weeks ago and have been reading. I hope you headaches pass soon. I know there is nothing harder to do than deal with that.

    Dogs are great! They seem to know when you feel bad and stay right with you. Oh, the love of a dog. I wish I was close to you, I would at least take your doggie for a walk if he would let me. But I am sure he wants to walk with you.

    Hope it is a comfort to know there are people who think about you everyday.

  6. LOL- did your mom forget about the guy upstairs...erm what was his name...Johnny Walker?

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

  7. just found your blog, love it. that story is too funny and SO something my mom would say. your dog is just beautiful!! i'm so glad you have the little guy around!