It has been rainy and gloomy all day in Columbus, Ohio. These days just kill me inside, I took my vitamin D supplements like a responsible human and still feel incredibly low.
I have decided that I am solar powered ☀️.
Today was one of those days where I felt on the verge of tears and/or panic attack… all damn day. Confusion, sadness and hurt seemed to plague me, loneliness seemed to fill my heart. Rainy days usually allow me to slip into these feelings with ease and shaking them is even harder especially with my boy problems if you will.
But…I have a mortgage to pay and 3 pups that need kibble in their bowls so – I managed to push through the work day with only a single tear. Thank jebus because if I have one more melt down at work, my co-workers may tie me to that horrible office chair of mine and push me to the closest ward 😉… it’s been a year.
Shuffling in the drizzle to the bus stop, with increasing humidity hair (thick wavy haired girls know what I’m talking about 💇🏻) Donna Summers, look out! I was thankful the day was almost over and I could curl up in a blanket and cocoon – just had one more task before retreating into my safety nest with my pups.
Speaking of those animals, Ana my lovely blind dog was due for her shots and yearly yadda yadda 💸. So once I made it home, I wrangled my sweet blind girl into my civic…Finally. She’s a wiggly little gal to say the least 🙄 #blinddogprobs. After the once over: doggo did business-like check, dog in car – check, purse-check, glance in the mirror to make sure I look like put together dog mom…I see my eyebrows are as wild as my Aussie pups fur…Great. Well like mother like pupper?? Ugh. Natural light – you are just the worst. Anyway, human to drive the car – check. This is as good as it gets.
So off we go! My vet is only like 5 min down the road, easy peasy. Half way through the journey, Ana starts getting fussy, barking and pawing. I tried to calm her, being born blind it must be stressfull so I tell her it’s okay and we would be out of the car soon….Yadda yadda best dog mom award goes to me. She has never done this before, so that should have been my clue.
Then it happened, the smell of dog shit hit my nose like a Mack truck.
That’s right, you read that correctly. Horrified I look in my backseat. Dog shit everywhere – check.
Please excuse my vulgarity but I had a rough day and this was just… shit icing on top of the crap cake day??
A minute away from parking at the vet, where grass called to her little paws and may I just say, a much better option to do her business . Luckily, I have one of those hammock/dog things so it wasn’t pawed into my seats 🙏🏻. The smell though…Ugh.
My life ladies and gentleman.
So after rushing to open the doors for precious fresh air, I leashed up the little blind culprit and tried to clean her mess. Mind you, we are now late. I’m sure she is just chuckling away in her pupper mind as I frantically try to clean and cursing along the way.
Finally, we made it. The visit was good – whew. My little special needs gal is in great health and now protected against parasites and rabies again. She even got some treats! She is so cute I can’t stay mad at her. Especially after a clean bill of health. She was born in a litter of aussies and poor breeding, only two (including her) made it. She’s a trooper and …super pooper.
The car ride home was uneventful and thank god because – I probably would have had a melt down and no one should have their melt down in a poo smelling car.
I’m now happy to say that I’m finally cocooning in the safety of my home. I’m still feeling low but I hope my story helps bring YOU JOY 🙏🏻❤️.