Saturday, August 2, 2014

An update haven't posted for awhile.

     It has been a long time since my last posting. The reason didn’t have anything worth writing about. Nacho has kept me busy, in April had my walker replaced because my wheels wore out.  From Walking Nacho we are doing between 7 to 15 miles a week, the weather has help a lot with only 3 days above 90 degrees all summer only been stuck in the house for a few days at a time, we walk early in the morning and again after the sun drops below the tree line the Sun and my Meds don’t mix at all. Living within my limits is a fact of making my life work. Keeping my not so little Nacho man happy and active is helping me in every way. Nacho isn’t a puppy any more, growing up he isn’t tearing apart his toys he plays with them instead, equals huge cost saving for the household budget!
     On July 15 I reached a mile stone, twenty years in the making. It’s not one I could have reached alone. It’s the longest relationship I’ve had outside of my family, not counting friendships. Being with someone almost every day, of each year for twenty years, isn’t easily done without understanding the shared commitment of love we made to each other. The willingness to honor the love we share, by working together through the lows and sadness of losing loved ones over the years. Accepting we seem to say, goodbye more often than hello to family and old friends. With so many great memories we have shared, here’s to the next 20 years.
     M.S. is still getting in my way, slowly progressing affecting my hands and wrists don’t work very well or for long, still able to find ways to work around that most of the time. My right leg is almost worthless and trips me up when I don’t pay attention. Learning I had to make a few adjustments, so I don’t trip myself up walking over the cracks in the sidewalks and the little crap no one else who isn't using a standup walker, to walk a sixty pound, two year old health, German wirehair pointer.
     The first change was to start paying attention; putting a small lift in my left shoe, timing my steps so my right feet didn't step near the crack, better known as stress relief space between, each block of sidewalk concrete. When stepping forward using my left foot after firmly placing it rise up on the ball of foot, before stepping forward with my right foot, giving enough room so my right foot cleared the crack or little crap      Thankfully not many people who know me have seen me fall. The good thing about getting older is, it takes longer for my bruising to get really ugly looking, I do work at hiding them so by the time it’s seen it doesn't hurt much, and I say I’ve forgotten how or went it happen, so it’s too late for anyone to yell at me about it. Since I've already beat myself up about it, long enough anyway.

     A side note about Nacho being a pointer, making him even more awesome is he stops to point before he start to chase mostly bunnies rabbits now, I’ll tell him to leave it he’ll continue walking, watching it until I've also passed it. I’m glad Nacho is smart, at times even smarter than I am. 
Pictures of Nacho 

Resting after our 3 mile walk

Nacho and Chance after my nephew Eric
and I taken them both for a walk.

Chance trying to give Nacho his treat
had a great playdate 
Chance is a sweetheart, mixed Weimaraner
Still a puppy
Nacho's new friend!


kmilyun said...

Hiya! My how Nacho has grow! Wish we lived somewhere that was safe to walk about. Catfish and Annie miss going out everyday. We have to load up and head somewhere else to explore.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Hey, He is a big boy,so glad to have him. Nacho has taken to his training very well, my not so little man understanding my limits better than I do at times.
If I had to go somewhere else for us to walk we wouldn't be walking much at all. Nacho gets sad if we don't walk at once a day thankfully the weather has been great. Dog friendly neighborhood Thank Goodness off we go again :)

kmilyun said...

Catfish is not as enthusiastic about walks as he used to be :). I think he and Annie enjoy the ride more than the walks ha ha ha . Annie still is very interested in the ducks and geese. Catfish likes visiting with folks in the park.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Nacho is a lot like Catfish about visiting, he is a huge fan of dogs and their humans. Bunny rabbits he loves to hunt for thank goodness Nacho is a pointer the foot goes up I say leave it he moves on, to hunt for another. By the time we get home he'll take a nap.