Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Elderly Pugs & Late Night Card Making

Pugs can be the funniest of dogs.  
They can be the most loyal of dogs. 
 Radar has been all of these and more.

From the very first moment that I started scrapbooking he parked his butt in my room to be my companion during the wee hours of the night for the last 12 years.  He is 15 this year and that is very old for a pug.  

I need to remind myself ... what a good (great) dog he has been so that I do not get upset with him during these later years.  Yesterday he started going potty in the house.  I have spent the last couple of days chasing him with the spot bot and steam cleaner trying to clean up the mess before it has a chance to make my house smell well like a toilet.  He will "go" outside and then come in and "go" again.  I think it is just am age thing  I do not think he realizes that he is going at the time.  

He is a very happy dog otherwise and shows no sign of failing except for the potty problem - oh and the blindness and he is hard of hearing but other than that he is a happy little dog.  He does not act like he is ready to throw in the towel just yet so until then I will just have to run around the house all day looking for potty spots.  

So why am I awake and scrapbooking / cardmaking at 0300 when I have been doing really well sleeping lately?

Because I steam cleaned the downstairs carpets today - then took a two hour nap - so that means I am awake again on the wrong side of the clock.

I am listening to: 

While getting a jump on my Christmas cards.  I have so many from years past that I have made that I am getting organized early this year and getting them ready to mail.   They are all designs that have been sitting in the card racks ready to sell for the last couple of years - and they have not sold so I am going to use them myself.   Why not get going on the holiday "small stuff" early so that I can enjoy the "big stuff" stress free.

If I could I would be wrapping the gifts right now, but I am not finished shopping for them.   I like to be done with the shopping no later than Thanksgiving so I can give myself two weeks to get them wrapped. That means that the two weeks leading up to Christmas is just for cooking fabulous food and baking yummy cookies! 

Watch ... this year because I am being Uber organized I will forget to even mail out the cards!

So I guess the moral of the story tonight is?

If it seems like the blog is not getting much use, please bear with me while I become one with the steam cleaner.   I am not sure how much time Radar has left with the family and if that means I have to clean my carpet everyday just to make him more comfortable then that is what I will do.

Thank you for your understanding.

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