“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.”

Okay, I am discouraged. That doesn’t happen often as I am stubborn enough to plow through being discouraged, but my knee is out of my control. It still hurts, a lot.

We’ve had sunny mornings the last few days, but the nights are winter cold. During the Sox game on Tuesday you could see the players’ breaths. I was so happy I was watching the game from the warmth of my house.

Henry had been spending the days upstairs on the safety of my bed. He’d come down to eat or to go out. Yesterday I put a gate across the stairs to keep him down here. He jumps on the couch but turns around and jumps off. He is restless.

My house and clothes are covered in white dog hairs. I am picking up piles from on the floors and the stairs. I never thought about the white hairs. Gracie and all my boxers were short-haired. They left hair on the couch and the backseat of the car, and that was it. Given the amount of hair, I don’t know why Henry isn’t bald.

Today is opening day at Captain Frosty’s, a mostly seafood restaurant, the sort with fried foods like clams and scallops and shrimp. My friends and I always celebrate the opening Β by having dinner or actually a late lunch. I’m leaning toward shrimp.

My landscaper guys came and spring cleaned my yard. They raked all the gardens and the front lawn. They blew the deck and the driveway clean. Everything looks ready for planting, and I have list of flowers I want. They are mostly orange or red as the front garden is heavy on white and purple flowers. They are all perennials. I also need flowers for the front step pots. I know some will be pansies. When I was a kid, I believed pansies were the flowers of fairies. I could see their faces in the flowers, and I could see the sun hats which framed their faces. When I first saw The Wizard of Oz and the flowers in Munchkin Land standing up behind Dorothy, I was sure about my pansies.

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8 Comments on ““Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    You really should let a doctor take a good look at that knee of Yours! Bad knees are among the worst things to have and can be tricky to get good again.

    Do You have any of those dog toys where the dog has to think how to get the treat hidden in it? That could help him with his restlessness. Or just an empty plastic bottle where You put in some treats that rattles when You shake it. None of my dogs are smart enough to figure out how to get the treat but I think Henry is.

    Sunny and very windy here today but as soon as one comes out of reach for the wind it’s quite nice. Almost impossible to find such a place though πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Have a great day and take care!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Christer,
      My PT guy says it isn’t broken and was strained as bad as he’d seen.He has been doing exercises with me which do help.

      I like your suggestions about toys to get Henry interested. I do have a plastic bottle so I’ll go that way.

      It is nice here, low 50’s, and no breeze.The best weather we’ve had in a while.

      Have a great evening!!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    In a few more days get more stubborn and take that discouraging knee to a doctor for x-rays and/or MRI. You may have a soft tissue injury. I tore a meniscus once. I thought I couldn’t bend my knee because it was too painful. No. I couldn’t bend my knee because the meniscus was jammed into the joint and kept the knee from bending more than 90 degrees. It was very inconvenient. Pain I can take; Inconvenience, apparently not so much. :/

    Rocky sheds prodigiously. You would not think so to look at him. He appears to have a sleek, thin coat. It lies. He’s got another layer underneath that sheds all the time.
    It’s spring shedding season. I comb off great rolls of underfur and leave them on the grass for the English sparrows to take. The English sparrows around my house don’t fly away from me or the dogs when we are out in the yard. So many of them have grown up in nests lined with Rocky and Piki Dog fur that we just smell like home. πŸ˜€
    If you don’t already have a fulminator comb, I highly recommend getting one. Best thing I’ve found for removing loose hair from dogs. I’m still looking for something that will suck it up off everything else.

    Warmer and cloudy up here but the wind is a little chilly.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      It is actually getting better. I can stand up and walk without screaming in pain. At The worked more with my knee than my arm, which is so much better.

      I bought those gloves to use on the cat and have used them on Henry. I have a metal thingamajig which I can fill with lint and dog hair and hang on the tree for the birds to use in building their nests.

      Luckily no wind for a change here. It is warmer than I expected.

      Have a great evening!

  3. Bob Says:

    I hope you won’t need a knee replacement. That would make getting up and down stairs a recovery issue.

    Wasn’t Captain Frosty featured on The Food Channel TV show Dinners, Drive Inns and Dives? If it was, then I can understand your desire for fried seafood.

    Yes Henry will shed like any other dog. Half the fun of owning a dog is vacuuming the hair. Dogs also shorten the life of your vacuum cleaner so you get to buy the latest model. πŸ™‚

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      It is the muscle on the side of the knee which is the problem. I strained it.

      I don’t know if it was, but it would be a perfect restaurant for that program. I did have my shrimp dinner. The place was filled at the strange time of 4:40.

      I never noticed Gracie’s hair. It was so short, and it was more black than brown. The white hair is in clumps.

  4. Denise Says:

    Ok, so you won’t go for you, how about for Henry? Maybe your painful yelps are confusing/worrying him? Just another one of your mother hens and her advice! I always worried about Dorothy running thru the poppies! Denise

    • katry Says:

      Denise,
      I am now no longer a yelper. It hurts for the first few steps when I stand up, but after that, it feels so much better. I am even going to get to that laundry which has moss growing on it from the weeks it has sat in the hall.

      Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it!!


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