Friday, February 4, 2011

My Little Buddy

Nothing on the tube; everything worth looking at is outside the window

When Ducky the deer-faced chihuahua came to stay with us, I went online and did some research. I learned that chihuahuas choose a primary ally and then perceive everyone else with suspicion.
This is not technically true with Ducky, though I see traces of it once in a while. He has growled at Scott several times when he approached us, but that hasn't happened for a long time. 
Wherever I am, there is Ducky, even if I get up from the desk and go down the hall to the bathroom.
Occasionally he will abandon me to sit on someone else's knee, but not usually if mine is available. And at the end of the night he'll leave his crate in the closet at the foot of my bed, where he has been lying while I read, to scamper downstairs with Everett and snuggle in under his covers.
Since I've been sitting down with a cup of tea for a few minutes each afternoon, Ducky now comes and reminds me if I forget or try to skip the "quiet time." He figures he's due some lap time, or maybe he's just doing me a favour. It's a good thing, whatever his reasoning.

Yes, in the photo I am wearing a wool scarf indoors. Years ago my mom's aunt, Aunt Jean, advised that to prevent a migraine I should try putting on a scarf and tuque. Above, I have removed the tuque because it was just too hot in the house to wear it. I've also had to unwind the scarf. And I think I've taken a pill, as the tuque/scarf combo hadn't done the trick.

To explain what my migraines are like, I've used the term "neck" migraines. I'm thinking of changing that to "neck nausea." Imagine how your belly feels when you need to throw up. Now imagine the back or one side of your neck feels like puking. Can you?

On the weekend I hung a curtain rod in the bedroom; got tired of waiting for Scott to do it, which I only did because I figured he was experienced and would do a better job than me. Next: to hang rods here in the office and in the upstairs bedroom. I'm waiting to be sure the first rod doesn't fall down, first. The curtains are on a chair at the other end of the couch from hell, with its uncleanable microfibre.


  1. You have an uncleanable couch from hell? I had one that I made the mistake of re-upholstering. It was still the uncleanable couch from hell, but Dave couldn't see anything wrong with it, I refused to make a fuss over a couch, and we finally tossed it when we moved.

  2. Yep. Maybe it's the dark colour, but even an hour after you've cleaned it (with packing tape; nothing else works) it looks filthy again, shows every piece of lint, thread, hair. Yuk. And there's no such thing as wiping it off with your hand or a Miracle Brush (Tm) or even using a vacuum cleaner. Nothing works. It's horrible, it holds onto everything.

  3. I agree with that microfibre being useless...I wonder how come nobody told me that before I bought the thing, yet all marched in and told me how horrible it was...after I'd bought it!!

    It's been years since I've had a migraine and I'm so grateful. You describe it so well...that's exactly how I felt. I hope it didn't last too long and that you feel much better now.

  4. Sorry about your migrain. I had it very long time ago from nervous tention.
    Never again came back. Your little Buddy is very cute. They are so small, that they feel all the time to be protected and hang on to a warm body. Wish you feel better. Love: Julia/bb :)

  5. Akkk migraines! I know exactly how that feels. Never heard of the scarf and hat trick. Do hope you are feeling better soon. Its a good thing you have Ducky to keep you company, he's so cute. I have to keep my couch covered because some likes to snuggle up on it. Although we haven't had it that long I just can't wait to get rid of it as it looks terrible. Will have to stick it out a few more years though. Enjoy the view.


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