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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Jaz & Me

I picked up Jaz from her owners at 8:30 this morning. Today is the young man's 14th birthday. It sounds awful but he and his mom had an all day celebration planned with his friends.

The very first thing she did when we got in my car was to pee on my belly. Here are some other things that we did today.

Jaz has made numerous attempts to make friends with the cat who is having none of it. Luckily, she hasn't shown her claws but has merely hissed and pouted. So much for wanting companionship while I'm not home. I didn't leave them alone for a minute.

We drove to PetCo where Jaz found many friends and admirers. To show her appreciation for the attention, she peed on their floor. We bought her a hot pink carrier; the kind where she can stick her little head out and it has shoulder straps so that I can carry it like a purse. She is not thrilled.

We also bought a bed, 2 squeaky toys, and a chew toy.

We wrestled for about 20 minutes and then she fell asleep on my bed while I watched a movie. The little dickens, having much longer legs than Maggie, learned right away to jump on and off the bed. The top of the mattress is at least 3 feet off the ground.

At one point, some of her little behaviors reminded me of Maggie and I started to weep. She ran over to me and licked the tears from my face then fell asleep on my chest.

We took a trip to the park down the street where she peed, pooped, and then played for awhile. For those who are not familiar with dogs, those are the 3 P's that are essential to doggy happiness. Throw in some good food and you're all set.

She wasn't much for her dinner. Probably because it has been a strange and unsettling day for her. But she did eat 3 tiny tips of my french fries and a couple of small pieces of my turkey sandwich that I had for lunch.

Right now she is sleeping on my lap while I type. I'm going to have to find a way to post some pictures of her here as my computer is pretty much junk. Maybe I can convince LavenderDE to download them at work and email them to me.

Overall it has been a quiet day and I'm still exhausted. I want to sleep for a week. But I have to finish the June schedule, complete the hiring process on 2 licensed nurses, and start teaching my classes for the plan of correction. Maybe I'll be able to take some time off by my birthday.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Sandra said...

I'm so happy for you and Jaz! The cat and the dog will adjust and love eachother in time.
Now, I have to scold you - potatoes are a no-no for doggies.

10:47 PM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Can't wait to see the pics! And yes, those three p's are indeed important in doggiedom!

9:16 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Oh, NursePam! How exciting, & it sounds like little Jaz loves you already. Good luck adjusting to your new fur baby, I know it is bitter sweet. When I brought our Schnauzer pup home, the cats were not thrilled. We keep her in an exta big crate when we're gone so there are no problems. Since we did this from the beginning, she always hangs out in there & thinks of it as her bed. It's been 10 yrs now, but I still worry, so we've left it the same. I would freak if there'd been a fight when I got back from a flight & one of them were hurt. Other than that, they do get along fine.

And good luck with all the work you have to do. I think Nurses are the HARDEST working ANGELS ever.

9:43 AM PDT  
Blogger Syd said...

Good point about the nurses, kmae. Often underappreciated, overworked, and hot when they are mean & bossy. Sorry... I have a little thing...

Jaz is one lucky pup.

9:59 AM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL Sandra! I know that. When I say tips, I mean pretty much she had 0.1 cm of fried grease ;^) She gobbled up her food this morning and if she doesn't get something pretty quickly after begging, she gives up.

Unfortunately Kmae, they didn't crate train her as a pup and she pretty much screams if she's locked up. I still intend to work on that. I'm not overly worried because the cat never tried to hurt Maggie or any of the other dogs she has lived with. This may be because she was a kitten around full grown dogs. And Jaz seems only to want to be friends. She has not barked at or tried to chase the cat.

Haaaaa Syd! Do y'all have some nurses uniforms stashed away for play time?

3:09 PM PDT  
Anonymous Katy said...

Ok, got MTF, etc. I've seen numerous TLC specials on this topic. I'm just SO interested in people and what makes them tick.

I'm really happy you have a new puppy. My dog and cat play now, but it took them a while to get to that point.

Have your tears licked by a dog is perfection. Except that you're crying.


7:52 PM PDT  
Blogger Syd said...

No, Pam, but a damn good idea. Thanks.

12:08 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Syd! roflmaopmp! Let us know how it goes ;^)

I'm with you Katy. I find nothing more fascinating than people.

6:16 PM PDT  
Blogger Worm1962 said...

I am late in posting this, but congrats from both Laurie and I! How sweet Jaz sounds. The hot pink carrier sounds so "you", I'm sure Jaz loves it! How are you both doing and how is she doing with the cat?

Hugs! Sheila

10:28 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Awwww. Thanks Sheila and Laurie. The dog is happier with the cat than vice versa. Dog: happy and bouncy. Cat: hissy and pouty.

If I could just get Jaz to stay in the pink carrier we would be in business. She is pretty wild. We definitely need basic training ;^)

7:02 AM PDT  

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