Hey everyone, I’m working on SO MUCH over here and wanted to do a short check in from HQ. As for my wrist… “Quick recovery” makes me laugh at this point. Guys we are on month 9, and I still have restrictions (no bike riding, no weigh lifting, etc) and the coloring you see above is the best/most I’ve got right now. My arm strength is zero and my ability to hold a pen or otherwise do fine detail anything with my right hand sucks. But I am working on it. 3-5 minutes at a time. 2-3x a day.
Speaking of many times a day – the Flaum canine squad is doing great! I wasn’t so sure it was going to work that first week, but things have really smoothed out! THANK YOU to SCDR for all the work they do helping Dachshunds find forever homes getting them medical care and for matching us up with Bandit. After a big application (I put it in general, wasn’t sure if/when they’d match us up!) and a phone interview they decided he was just the guy for us. LOVE when dog rescue groups go the extra mile to try and ensure that the dog will fit well with the family vs just having you say “oh that one looks cute!”
When the dogs began sharing the office bed and like to walk bunched together I knew we were on the road to something good. Note – the kids only hold all three when we are posing for photos… not for regular walking. Only I am the master of walking the herd. ha!
There have been challenges of course – a new dog is a lot like a new baby. Figuring out their needs, getting them on a schedule, etc. Mr. Bandit is too skinny and wasn’t eating very well – we got his kibble changed (and switched him to MANY tiny meals a day for now) and that’s working. A new dog especially a rescue with a past you don’t know and triggers you can’t understand is a challenge. But it’s oh so worth it, and I’m so very glad we could give this little dude a home.
Oh yes, I’d say they’re one happy doggie family of pound puppies now… but I’m sure things will get crazy once again and soon. After all, school starts next week and we enter Miss E’s final year of elementary school!