I'll have to come back to read today's postings. Right now Nannie and Ozzie are 'double-teaming' me ... I can't read, can't write, can't even THINK....AARRRRGGGHHH! For the past three days afternoons have been like this and around 4-5 PM I feel like I am about to become a hair-pulling, shrieking maniac. I have taken one 0.5 mg Xanax so that I can tamp down the irritation.
Ozzie is untrained and stubborn about following ANY kind of instructions or rules or INSISTENCE that he just shut up!!!!
Nannie is slipping more mentally, but the stuff she can't help, I am able to let it just slide under the bridge. Now, the OTHER things she pulls....For instance, yesterday I walked down into the den, to see her slipping chocolate-covered grahams to Ozzie, and my s*** hit the fan. I said, firmly and pointedly, "Are you aware that chocolate is POISON for dogs!!?" She murmured, "No, I didn't know that." I said "You aren't supposed to be sneaking foor to the dogs and I see you doing it all the time. I wish you wouldn't DO it, but you better not EVER feed them anything chocolate ever again."
That made her mad, that I "blessed her out", as she told hubby late. If I had actually blessed her out, boy-howdy, she'd know it!. From now on there will be no dogs in the room when she eats, OR I sit right here and supervise her and them until she is done eating. The other day she left a half a muffin wrapped in a napkin on the table by her recliner. Pippy got into it and almost scarfed it ALL.....and it's happened before when she wrapped up a piece of cornbread, except Pippy ate ALL of that!
Later I said in a more reasonable tone of voice, that the reason I got so hot about her sneaking stuff to the dogs ... they are close to being 12 years old; their internal organs are old. The stuff she gives them could cause kidney or liver failure. I fdid NOT say that the reason her dog got killed was from her stupidity, letting the dog out on his own instead of walking him on a leash. Hear her tell it now, she was so upset when he got killed; HER story is he was going to join a group of dogs who were after a female in heat. No such thing. The dog raced across the road to see a neighbor, and a car came along and his neck got snapped in an instant. Had nothing to do with her letting him out.
I gotta go. Hubby's calling Third time that supper is ready....