Yesterday, since Myrtle has gotten her freedom from her stitches and staples, she and I took a walk down through the nature park to the Fountain Creek. You would think that after her mishaps so far this spring with fish hooks and almost drowning, she would be a little more cautious around water. But, dear Myrtle takes each day as it comes and looks for new adventures. She had no fear as we neared the river and took a run for it dragging me along behind her. It's a good thing I tightened her collar so that it wouldn't slip over her head cause she sure did want to go swimming. Since there was a good current and she can swim as well as a rock, I had to keep her in the shallows. It was pretty warm out, even though I took her in the moring before 11:00am, and the water was a welcome relief for her.
Guess who got a much needed and a not so much wanted bath. You guessed it. She was not very happy about it but she let me wash her, with a pout, and actually does like it after the first few minutes until it's time to rinse off her head with a cup of water. Not so fun, and she let's me know it. As most dogs (and people) do, she felt great afterwards and romped all over the house working at getting Dad to play keep away with her toys.
Along the way and even at home I always notice flowers and I just had to take some pictures. My husband, the sweet man that he is, cut off the first blooming rose from our bush outside and gave it to me. Don't tell him I told you though, cause he's shy. He can't even stand to have his picture taken and tries to avoid it when he can. I have a few good ones of him when I can catch him just right.
Today we went to visit our other two little granddaughters. The oldest is Autistic but is doing better now. She just got a really neat little computer that helps her to communicate. She does say a word or two once in awhile and does some sign language, but this will help her in school and when she is with other people the most. She can find the picture of what she is trying to say, and when she touches the screen a voice says what she is asking or telling them. She is really enjoying it and her mommy is customizing it for her personal needs and abilities so she can make the most of it. Her little sister is a pistol and claims Grandpa as her own and doesn't mind letting her sister or me know that. She loves him and of course Grandpa always, always brings them each a sweet treat. It was nice to spend a little time with them again. Since my medical stuff started, we haven't seen them as much because, with autism, they sometimes have lower immune systems and get sick easily, which she did. Since I am on anti-rejection medication for my transplanted kidney, I can't and neither can my husband be around anyone with any kind of bug or catching illness. The doctor's finally took out her tonsils recently and she has been doing great ever since. Yea!
The MEN, my Dad, my husband and my brother are up doing some night fishing at Eleven Mile Resevoir right now. It'll be late when they get in and I hope they finally have some luck. Yesterday, when my husband took his Dad to Brush Hollow to fish in the little fishing boat, they each caught one. Rick got a rainbow trout and Mac got a walleye.
Tomorrow, my step daughter and step son are coming over for a BBQ for Father's Day so it should be fun. My daughter has three other Dad's to attend to including her husband so we'll just see her later.
I am actually going to keep this one fairly short and happy today. I love these kind of pleasant and relaxing days, don't you?