Friday, October 1, 2010

Don't mess with the Dog's routine

I got up this morning to start Maggie's morning routine and knew I couldn't do it. I was sick in the middle of the night and didn't sleep at all.  I called for Steve to take her downstairs after I got her ready. I went back to bed when he came down.  As I lay in my bed I could hear Steve and Maggie and the school nurse outside waiting for the bus. Soon they were all laughing hysterically. I was too wiped out to get up and see what was so funny.

Once the bus left Steve came in a brought me a cup of tea, sweet guy that he is, and I asked what was so funny. It seems Brisco (the wonder dog) was quite worried about the change in personnel.  Nurse Janice noticed  he kept looking at the front door apparently wondering where I was. She pointed it out to Steve and Maggie. Brisco came up the front stairs and poked his head in the door as if to say, "uhhh, Sally where are you?" The bus pulled up and they were loading Maggie and he kept watching Maggie and whipping his head around to the front door in disbelief that I wasn't there. 

It's nice to know my dog worries about me. He came in and saw I was in bed and curled up on his pillow at the foot of my bed. Alls'right in his world, now.

Later in the morning Maggie's school called because of some concerns with Maggie's breathing, but she's fine. The nurse put the phone down to Maggie and he used her dynavox to say, "Mom are you ok?" which was very sweet. 
I still don't want to eat anything, but I'm sure the worst of this is over. Thankfully, the seventeen bikeriders opted to camp closer to the race than stay here so I don't have to play house mother. Eddie is still staying here and it will be good to see him.

I'm tottering off to make another cup of tea.


  1. I'm so sorry that you were sick but relieved that you didn't have to house and cook for seventeen boy/men. Although I was looking forward to hearing about it!

  2. I hope you were not sick from the previous night! The food???
    Love your dog now, too.


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