The Tail Game.

Buddy43 Buddy and I have this little game we play every morning when we wake up I call “The Tail Game” ( original, I know)usually just his tail is the only thing poking out from under the cover and I touch it and say, “What’s THIS?” and then it thumps furiously round and round like an airplane propeller and he emerges and greets me and when he hops off down off the bed I ask him, “Do you have a stretch for me? Can I have a stretch?” and he’ll do this nice stretch and it’s extra cute because he’s so long and lean, and pretty well all the time I ask him for a stretch he’ll do one,too! He has this really putrid breath as well I call “Fish Breath” as it smells like fish, I couldn’t find him the other day and called for him and he quickly ran down the stairs( as he always comes when he’s called; he’s such a good boy) and he leaped into my arms, tail thumping a mile a minute, and kept licking my face, his Facebook page got 58 friend requests in just a DAY and I’VE never had that many in a single day and I’M a person( so I got a good laugh out of it) and after just having it a few days he already has 68 friends from all over the world,too, incl. Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Portugal, etc. he’s a cosmopolitan and popular guy and has a better social life than I do! I also read that him chewing on his hip and upper leg( I call his “chicken leg”) is a nervous habit done out of anxiety(likely left over from abuse from an earlier owner), like how I bite my nails, yet another thing we have in common! We’re the same; we both have anxiety disorders, love the sun and being outside, baths,and a cozy warm bed! We had so much snow as well he got stuck in it with his short, stubby little legs!

Patti also said she called the vet about her dog and he said it’s likely genetic and an inherited seizure disorder as well,esp. as she’s had them previously and seems healthy otherwise and shows no other signs of disease, so I guess like an old friend of mine back in Ottawa who had epilepsy she also inherited from her father and she just took meds to control it, but my experience with dogs and seizures isn’t good; my first Chihuahua puppy had seizures the day after we got him so I rushed him to the vet where he died,and Patti said she made this new friend who’s 70 as well and he drives her places but she thinks he’s taken it the wrong way and thinks she’s like his girlfriend or something now and he keeps phoning her all the time and she says it’s so annoying but I think the poor guy’s just lonely. That’s the thing; everyone seems to be lonely and just wants a friend, a companion, or a mate. I also had a dream last night this huge muscular guy who looked like “Mr. Eko” from the old TV show “Lost” was interested in me which is a laugh as no guys( except for my hubby) ever were so I knew that it HAD to be a dream! I also told him in the dream that I’m married but to keep in touch as you never know what the future holds and I think it’s true what they say; women are always trying to “trade up!”

Hopeful news,too: my hubby has a job interview at his company next week in a tier 3 management position as a supervisor over those who are being outsourced so I hope it goes well and will be encouraging, the 13 YR old said she saw my grade 8 graduation photos( which I posted yesterday on my blog) and said I “USED to be pretty” and “Looked like a model” which I was shocked to hear as it’s the first time in my LIFE that anyone ever referred to me as anything but ugly( and I’ve NEVER been called “pretty”) and that was the same time my nick-names by the bullies in school were “Ugly”, “Dog” and “Frankenstein-Face!” My mother thinks that they bullied me because they were just jealous we had $$$$ and I had nice clothes and nice things, and with my Asperger’s I’ve always been different and it’s like there’s something they could “sense” about me that invited ridicule.The 20 YR old also said he doesn’t think love is real but that it’s a “myth” and a “childhood fantasy” and that “People that stay together( like my hubby and I) are miserable” and it shocked me; he’s too young to be so cynical and even I think love is real and some people ARE lucky enough to find it both ways( you love someone and they love you back) and this is basically a kid-free weekend for me as well: most of the kids are away at a Cadets survival outdoor weekend camp and 2 others are away out of town helping my hubby with his home business, leaving just the 7 YR old here so I’m going to enjoy it by doing nothing and just enjoying the blissful quiet!



Snow(new) After no snow for awhile and bare sidewalks it’s snowing  again, and it’s coming down hard ; we’re supposed to get a total of 15-20 cm and it’s packing snow,too! Buddy doesn’t like it though; when I took him out for a walk he stood there looking like, “What the Hell is THIS? It wasn’t here earlier today!” and the snow kept falling on his face and on his eyelashes and he kept trying to shake it off. The poor dog hates the snow. Patti also told me her dog’s had 2 other seizures before, on average once a YR which would strongly indicate an inherited disorder as opposed to a contagious or fatal disease so Buddy and I went over for a visit and she hugged me and said she loves me like a sister and was making fun of another friend of hers( as well as the one she usually does but this other one as well) showing me her texts, laughing at her poor grammar and spelling( it was like a foreigner just learning English or a bad Facebook translation) which made me feel uncomfortable so I just turned away and played with the dogs instead. She used to be the Popular Girl in school though and I was the one bullied so I guess some things never change and we continue to carry those roles into adulthood and they always stay with us.

As well, my hubby went to a meeting at work in Toronto at executive HQ about his job status and he said they were confusing and said conflicting things; they went back and forth between saying they were all losing their jobs to saying they were merely restructuring and shuffling everyone around so no one really knows! He also said his contract expires the end of Feb. and he has to take his 3 weeks of holidays after that which he gets paid for AND we still have our drug coverage, and the tier 1 and tier 2 jobs are being outsourced( he’s tier 2) but he DOES qualify to level up to tier 3 now but there are few entry-level openings and the ones that are ,are in Brampton and Markham and the closer you get to the city the more expensive it is to buy houses and  live there and there’s no way we can afford it so he’d either have to commute or get a room there during the week to live and come up and visit on weekends.

Ever since my sinus infection in October my nose is always stuffy,too, and both sides have tight scabs that haven’t healed and that bleed at times, I found what looked like pubes in the sink, the 16 YR old said about my hubby who fell asleep on the couch, “You should write a profanity on his forehead!” so I replied, “You got a marker?” and my mother is being a bitch to me as always as well: the 15 YR old took a turn making dinner and she made her “famous chili” which’s normally really good but for some reason this time she put in too much pepper ( it tasted like she dumped the whole container!) so it ruined the taste( all you could taste was pepper and it was overwhelming) so I couldn’t stomach eating it, and the “Patty ‘Mon” (Jamaican beef patty) my mother made was all hard, dried and like shoe leather; impossible to bite into or chew so I threw it out and she chewed me out for “wasting food” and I told HER to try and eat it then; she thinks it’s ok for me to eat crap, and she only used to get the pizza buns I like when they were on sale but now the 7 YR old likes them TOO she buys them FULL price.