Hi y’all! This is Boo Bear and I have taken over the computer while Mommy is taking care of the hedgehogs. 43 days ago her feet stop working during a run. 41 days ago she had cervical spinal fusion, C4-C7. For about a week, Mommy was not much fun. She spent a lot of time asleep. Daddy said this was good for her but I thought it was really boring. The good thing was, she kept forgetting to lock the candy cabinet, so I got lots of treats! She also did not feel like cooking, but lots of friends brought over tasty food for us to eat. I liked the chili and the brownies the best. Gradually, Mommy started to feel better. She would take me and Max for walks, but she did not go very fast. Boring!
In the last couple of weeks Mommy started perking up. She was not taking naps and she and I started taking longer walks. She made it a game, to see how far we could go every day. As long as she had treats, I was willing to go indefinitely. I like walks and I like treats! It was fun to see the leaves changing color and visit with other neighbors and their dogs. Gloria, our puppy, is not sure how she feels about toddlers and some big dogs, so Mommy has to carry her past them. Gloria is silly. She likes to lick my face and nibble my fingers and toes.
Yesterday, Mommy was in a really good mood. She got to run again! She said it was not very fast or very far but her feet did exactly what she asked them to do. She was so excited that she signed up for a 5km Turkey Trot and got a girlfriend to sign up with her too. Last weekend they went for a long walk together and went nearly 6 miles. She said it did not seem that far, as they just kept walking and talking and time just slipped away. Then they practiced Kung Fu. Mommy is hoping to earn her black belt next spring. She has had that goal for almost 5 years, to get her black belt before she turns 50. I think she can do it. Her friend will take her black belt test in December. Mommies are fierce!
Mommy is done with the hedgehogs now and wants her computer back. I am hoping my new glasses come in this week, as I am having a hard time telling where I am going. But, I can always find my way to the candy cabinet! If I smile at you nicely and sign, “More candy, please”, would you help a fellow out?