Knitting, Dogs and More: Oh My Aching Back!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Oh My Aching Back!

I woke up this morning and could feel the muscles on my lower right side of my back are NOT happy. At least it's not in the spine area where the discs are (degenerated disc). My husband is a Chiropractor so I've asked a gazillion times to check that I'm in adjustment. Fortunately I am. He asked, "What did you do to hurt yourself?" All day I've been thinking and saying, "Nothing!". But then I remembered Buddy and Bob. I met Buddy and Bob yesterday as they meandered through the park next door. I was alerted to their presence by my dogs and by the racket they were making I could tell someone was close to the fence in the park next door.

I'm a bit sensitive about this and even have a post sitting in draft that complains about other dog owners who not only let their dogs run up and down the park fence but into our yard to fence fight with the dogs. I'll post that tirade someday when it happens again ;-)

Anyway, back to Buddy and Bob who happen to be two nice older boys and rather large black labs. They were without their human so I called them over and they happily came. With the help of a nice man who was painting the neighbors house I was able to somewhat control them and leave a message for their owner and then get them in my garage and mine outside so the two families of dogs were separate. I ended up having to call Animal control because it was too crazy with all the dogs here. It was noisy and juggling everyone around for outside time was nuts. I helped the officer out with the dogs and know they got to their home safely. My back did not like the experience of being dragged around by a 90 lb black lab no matter how nice he was or how many kisses he managed to jump up and plant on my chin without laying a paw on me. Makes me laugh when a dog figures out the paws are the main objection and they still want to show affection. Glad Bob and Buddy are safe and sound at their home. They reminded me of my dog fostering days (the joy of a new doggy friend) and also why I had to stop. I LOVE Big dogs, especially retrievers but not the toll it can take on the body if they jerk you around when you're trying to walk or control them. Makes me appreciate the time I've spent training mine so that I can walk them. When my back is better I'm going to be much more consistant about those walks. (I'm bad about it in the Winter months)

1 Comments:

Anonymous Kristen said...

I used to walk both our dogs at once (when we had 2) and I am sure that is why I went through a period of back muscle spasms several years ago. Youch. Physical therapy once again came to the rescue. Hope you are on the mend.

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