Nickie Coby (puppybraille) wrote,
Nickie Coby
puppybraille

Today

I'm still really tired, which is probably to be expected, but I don't understand why I can't just brush it off like I could when I was younger.
The service at church was great! And I ate lunch with only mild discomfort. The dizziness isn't helpful though.
I slept much of the afternoon, had dinner and missed a meeting because I misread my email.
I'm going to make a few random comments. One: when I go to the ER with an ear ache, and am sick, I don't talk about Julio well. I'm not in the mood. I need to figure out how to muster more energy I guess. But I just didn't feel like answering questions.
And if I get asked if Julio pees on the floor, barks in class, poops or does anything that I work hard to prevent, I'm going to scream. I understand the struggles that we all face, working to keep our guides well behaved, be consistant with them and deal with the public. And for the most part, I don't mind the questions about age, where I got him and such. They get annoying, but I understand that people are currious, much as the are with babies. But I just don't like those questions about Julio. He's such a good dog.
And people don't realize how hard we work with our dogs daily to avoid those behaviors.
In class, and here, I've seen other handlers work really hard. I just hate questions like that.
In other news, Julio's been so good. With my balance unreliable, he's been walking at the right paces, and didn't get mad at me when I ended the tug of war game because I couldn't balance during it. He's always making me laugh, especially when I'm upset. Tomorrow we will have been home for three months. I can't believe it!
He's so amazing! I just love him!
If I were using a cane with this ear infection, I'd be walking all over the place, getting completely disoriented! But not with my Julio who walks in a straight line!
Well, I should take him out. And then it's off to bed. I need to contact a few people, but that will have to wait.
Hugs!
Nickie
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