Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Body Guard

Yesterday, I tripped over the dog and twisted my ankle. It is not bad, but it hurts and I don't like it. This has also slowed me down, making it easier for Abby to track me and make sure there are no monsters in our house.

I decided to try to outsmart this crazy dog. We have an open floor plan in our living spaces. The living room, kitchen, and dining areas are open. There is a table and a sofa (the girl sofa, but I will get back to that), in the middle of the room. There is also a small table in what used to be the dining area. It is metal and hard to move. There is a lot of stuff to chase things around.

I had a hard day yesterday and worked this afternoon. When I came home I just wanted to relax. No such luck, Abby was on me. If I took a step, she took two in front of me and then turned around to look where I was going. This is totally backwards. How can she see where someone is going if she is in front of them.

So I start the game. She goes left, I go right, she goes down the hall, I sneak into the bathroom. When I had her totally turned around, I ran back to my office and sat down by myself. Then it happened, there was a terrible sliding, nail clutching, smash into the floor just below my feet. She totally wiped out. She was so embarrassed she went to the other room for about two minutes, but she is back now making sure something does not attack my ankles.

Big Sigh