A few may remember Lucy the dog I inherited when a friend passed several months ago. Joyce was the previous owner, she was very pretty and sweet, I miss her but was blind sided when I got the dog, did not see that coming.
Joyce slept late and I'm a very early riser. Lucy still wants to sleep late but is learning that the ritual in this home is to rise early. Bella starts my day by being so excited the minute I open my eyes so we have a little love fest with baby talk, petting and just slipping into the happy morning mode. I jump up, make my bed and then go to the bathroom for the hygiene ritual. Then when I look at the bed I see that Lucy has thrown off the decorator pillows right on the floor. So it seems I get to make my bed twice a day.
I don't know who is training who. Is she throwing the pillows off to show her distaste of early mornings? When we go on the morning walk several people (more people know Lucy than me) ask her what she is doing up so early. Cracks me up.
I used to give the girls a morning snack before the walk but because Lucy is gender confused and thinks she has to pee on everything like a boy dog I decided snacks would wait until after the walk, hoping to motivate her to want to hurry home for a treat. I'm into the third week changing the treat schedule and so far peeing on everything is more important than hurrying back home. I have to say that I do enjoy walking along side the little canal watching for gators. Mostly I see turtles which I enjoy seeing, alligators on the other hand make me scream like a little girl.
I recently learned to turn egg shells into powder. Egg shells are full of calcium and You Tube had a video on why one should put a powdered egg shell into the smoothie. I recently had learned to crush the egg shells for the dog food or fertilizer for plants but I had never turned it into powder. I saved the empty egg shells in the egg carton until I had a dozen then I pulled out the gear to grind them into powder, took all of 20 seconds or so. That dozen shells filled half a tiny little jar but all I need for a batch of dog food is half a teaspoon.
I have to say retirement has give me the chance to learn and experiment a lot. I also created a dish yesterday that was a big failure however I won't write about that.