Friday, February 16, 2007

Chocolate Dog

Just as I was beginning to feel unloved cause I didn't get a Valentine from anyone on Wednesday, I came into the office yesterday and found two!! Chocolate truffles in a tiny gold box from M, M, & S, and a sweet card and book from Mihaela of Marjane Satrapi cartoons, called "Embroideries." I said, Mihaela, how did you know I do embroidery? She said, oh, this book isn't about that. She said, it's about Iranian women's sex lives! Oh my! And Carolyn has said she is sending me a BIG Valentine, and to let her know when it arrives. It hasn't yet. What could it be? Then Rob called to say he and Robert had gotten me a card, but due to the ice they didn't go out on Wednesday. So, guess what? I am loved, after all.

I bought a chocolate bar from Pam, who was selling them for her kid's fundraiser. I bought one, put it in my coat pocket, went back to my office. Went out of the office for a few minutes, and when I came back found chocolate bar wrapper on the floor. Apparently, Bindi had gotten the bar out of my pocket and ate the whole thing. Ok, chocolate is bad for dogs, so after a call to the vet who said to look out for vomiting and diarrhea and effects of stimulants and news that it was good she hadn't eaten baker's chocolate, I waited. Nothing. So we went home, and Bindi got off her leash, and despite shivering from the cold and raising her paws alternately off the cold icy snow, she would not come in the house. I finally called my neighbor Annette who came over, and after I came into the house and hid, Bindi came in for Annette. Once again, I have not done enough training to get Bindi to come when I call. My bad. You'd think the dog would have enough sense to come in when it was so freezing, but noooooooooooo. All I can think is that she was torn by the desire to be outside off the leash and her desire to come in and be warm. Been there.

Bad backache today, probably from tensing up from the cold, and walking gingerly over ice and snowdrifts, and hauling firewood. Had a roaring fire for my two clients last night. Hot flames in the fireplace are at least as therapeutic as anything I have to say.

Watched "Grey's Anatomy" last night. Cliffhanger, but of course Meredith will pull through, with her revelations of having seen Denny and the bomb guy in her near death experience.


kim said...

I'm sorry you were feeling unloved. I really struggle with my ability to get cards/gifts/etc. out at all, much less on time. I scored very low in 'gifts' as a love language. But it doesn't mean I don't love you!!! I'm still working on your gift, but it IS coming, and it IS being made with love!

I'm glad that Bindi seems okay after eating the chocolate! And glad that others came through for you on Valentine's Day.

love you,

Erin said...

I was bad and had to look up spoilers for next week's Grey's. This one made me too sad and I couldn't spend the rest of my week being sad.

Jason's first dog probably ate his weight in chocolate and never seemed too worse for wear. I think it's amazing that dogs will eat the stuff that's worst for them and be fine but if they eat one little bitty strange thing, they'll puke like you wouldn't believe. We discovered that German Shepherds tend to have iffy stomachs. Good thing we already decided our carpet needed replacing!

I didn't even get my husband a valentine this year! Of course, being stranded in the house for two days might have had something to do with it.

Loren said...

i, too, am sorry that you felt neglected on v-day. i tend to actively avoid sending out valentine's wishes of any kind. valentine's day and i don't get along that well (for many reasons) and so perhaps it's selfish but i usually ignore the fact that it's happening... that said, i'm sending love from nyc, hoping all is well... and i feel like i'm one of the only people in the world who have not yet gotten hooked on grey's anatomy. do you suggest i check it out?

also, another question for you: what do you think of the l-word? have you watched it before? a group of friends gathers every sunday to watch it, and usually i join them. i'd be interested in hearing your thoughts... AND i'd like to hear about the "embroideries" book on iranian women's sexualities. have you started it yet? i'm always on the lookout for the next book on the "to read" list.

talk to you soon!