“As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.”

This morning has already been an ugly one. When I opened the front door, I was hit with a blast of heat and humidity. I wasn’t happy. The heat means another day staying inside, staying close to the AC. When I went to get the papers, the sunlight was so strong I could barely see. When I got back inside, I decided to nuke my coffee. As I opened the microwave door, I hit my coffee cup on it and the full cup of coffee spilled all over the floor, over the clean dish towels, the dog food and Henry’s treats. I screamed in frustration. Henry ran. For a while, the poor boy was a bit hesitant to come into the den with me, but a chew stick overcame his reluctance.

Henry turned three in August. He is still a bit of a crazy puppy, but he has come a long way. He lets me pat his head, scratch his neck and rub his ears. He follows me everywhere even into the bathroom. When I talk to him, his tail becomes a lethal weapon as it moves so fast left to right or maybe right to left. I’m not sure. The only off-putting behavior left is the awful barking and baring of teeth when someone comes to the front door. The shrink vet said before people come I should put Henry outside, let the people in, have them get comfortable then let Henry in to be surprised but not crazed. The drawback, however, is FedEx, UPS and the post office. They don’t do home visits so Henry greets them with deep growls, crazed barking and bared teeth. I get why my packages are now left on the walk, not near my door.

Today, I am not my usual hopeful self. I don’t have the energy. I feel a bit zapped. TV sucks so I don’t have that as a diversion. I’ve watched some movies, even a couple all the way through, but most I got bored with after a short time. My continue watching list is long. Maybe I’ll take a nap or maybe I’ll order Chinese food. Crab Rangoon is definitely a mood enhancer. The only issue is what kind of lo mein.

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2 Comments on ““As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.””

  1. Bob Says:

    Hi Kat,

    Tuesday evening the cold front arrived and we had at least a couple of inches of much needed rain. The rain continued on and off through Wednesday and yesterday was cooler. Today started out cloudy and cool with a forecast high in the upper 80s. The summer heat isn’t over it’s supposed to black in the mid 90°s over the holiday weekend.

    Henry is just acting like a dog, defending his territory. We had a dachshund who exhibited the same behaviors at the front door. We could never break him of that habit because he was doing what dogs are supposed to do. Most dog owners try to get them to act like humans which doesn’t always work. In the end no matter how much we train them, they still recognize each other by smelling their rear ends. 🙂 I’ve never heard of a shrink vet before. Did he have a doggie style couch in his office? 🙂

    I agree that if the world didn’t have pasta and Chinese food I wouldn’t know what to do. We are still trying to find a really good Chinese restaurant in the new area. Moving back to the suburbs has reduced the number of good ethnic restaurant choices down to slim to none. I think we’ll survive, just have to travel further to bring home the good stuff.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      We also had much needed rain. The whole state is in varying degrees of drought. We got close to an inch the other day and then a bit last night, but we need more.

      Henry response is way, way beyond what every other dog I had did. I am afraid he’ll get out and go after the delivery guy at my door. That’s how fierce he looks. He lets me near him so I can keep him inside. Henry is welcome to bark his brains out when someone is at the door, but I can’t have him biting anyone. The vet is a behaviorist. I paid extra for her to come here so she could watch Henry at home. She was here two hours then sent a detailed analysis of Henry. She called him a special needs dog. He is on meds.

      The cape now has more than Chinese for ethnic foods. I can eat Thai, Indian, Brazilian barbecue, South African and Caribbean. It is a richness of ethnic foods.


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