Friday, April 09, 2010

Feeling the Friday Love

Yes, a dog! My son called yesterday afternoon and asked if I could keep their dog for the weekend while he and his wife are gone to another city on their National Guard duty. Well, of course I said "yes." It is the cutest little Italian Greyhound. I am not a dog person, as any reader of my blog probably knows. But I like this dog. We shall have great fun this weekend.

I slide into another six weeks of review of a "near-miss" suicide event where I work. These reviews tend to take their toll on me. Spending hours, days, and weeks dissecting what happened prior to an event such a this... interviewing the staff involved, reading every word documented, studying the patient's history, and trying to figure out - what can we do better. We usually come up with something.

Yesterday I did admit to those folks that I didn't remember what the heck we were supposed to be doing, but I came up with some stuff that I thought would be a good idea. We are all so busy, we don't have the luxury of an hour to sit around and talk about nothing. So, we got a lot done yesterday. And that was good.

I called my friends yesterday and told them I would not be at the meeting tonight. I cannot leave little Mr. Doggie alone all day while I am at work and then go out tonight. I don't much know how to have a dog, so I guess I will learn for one weekend.... and enjoy it as I go.

Grateful for another chance today.

11 comments:

wendy said...

I don't think I am really a dog person either, which is probably why my dog acts like he is a human and expects to be treated that way.

Just pet the little greyhound and he'll probably be happy.

dAAve said...

You're gonna love this weekend!

Patty said...

You may be wanting a dog of your own after this weekend. Take doggy for a nice long walk/run when you get home, he will love you for it!

chitowngreg said...

My wife actually takes her poodle to her Saturday meeting. Peachy's become kind of the group mascot. They call her the Ala-dog and include her when they hold hands/paws around the circle! Enjoy the weekend!!!

drybottomgirl said...

Dogs are easy....just give him tons of love. They love us unconditionally and who could ask for more?!

Willa said...

Oh, I'm very much a dog person. That dog is a cutie!

Be alert for him nosing around at the door to go out or "looking for a place."

Our home group meeting had a bad incident with a dog so no more dogs allowed.

Mary LA said...

What a beauty! I could love at your pic of that little Italian greyhound for hours. They are very sensitive and affectionate dogs -- I knew one who was called Bellisima and liked to eat Cheerios from time to time.

I'm glad your meeting worked out.

Scott said...

geeze MC that job of yours... stressful! I am glad you have bloggage and AA and family to turn to :-)

the IG is so handsome!

Ed G. said...

I'm glad you get to dog-sit. We tried to care for my step-son's rottweiler for a month a fewe years ago and he ate the molding off the a door. They seem to need attention and time.

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

The IG is very cute. I am glad that he is your companion for the weekend.

marie said...

I love dogs! My big guy is so devoted to me. I hope you enjoy your weekend! Many blessings,
Marie