Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A day in the life

Excuse me. Excuse me, please. Do you need help slicing that bread? I really like ciabatta bread and I see you're discarding the heel. There are starving dogs all over this city and it would be a shame to see that bread go to waste. May I partake?


Oh! I see you plan to grill the bread first and you've slathered it in olive oil. Mmmm. My favorite! Can I lend a paw to help you out? You know...you should be resting. Really. You go sit on the heating pad and I will have that done in no time flat. I'll even remember to scrape the garlic on the grilled bread when I'm all done. I loves me some grilled garlic toast. Yum. Better than bacon if you ask me, though it would be better with bacon on top.


See? I can be good. I'll just wait here for you to drop the bread. No problem. I'maverypatientdogI'maverypatientdogI'maverypatientdog. Patience is my middle name. I know it's girlie, but if it works, I'll let you call me that.



As we prepare here for day two of the torture of Rudee, let us all pray that it's not as bad as August 2nd where I was forced to review documents for 7 hours while sitting on my injury and file for another 1 hour (bending and squatting to get the job done). The drive to this office took 45 minutes to get there and an hour and ten minutes to get home. All in all, I literally sat on my sciatic nerve for 10 hours today. The education of Rudee continues in an all out effort to let me know it's much better to suffer in silence then to speak up and be labeled as a thorn in the side.

The monkeys are now doing flips and we are drawing on the power of the Buddhas to help out. Does it count as double since we can see their reflections in the granite? I'd like to think so.

17 comments:

Joanna said...

Your dear puppy's dialogue is so spot-on. My dogs speak exactly the same way, especially when food is being prepared. I hope your pain goes away soon.

SkippyMom said...

Leo is such a baby, love'em to pieces, cutie pie, can I squish him now and let him sit on my feet for hours kind of pup. You did good adopting him Rudee. God love him. squee.

I need to post a pic' of our Boomer on my blog so you can understand my [weird] attachment to Leo. lol. They were brothers, I swear. Except Leo got the height [Boomer was our dachshund]

Stay off of the sciatic nerve girlie - not good [I know it is hard to do, but that has to hard to do]. At least you have the Leo baby.

Miss 376 said...

Why do dogs always make you feel so guilty when you're eating? Wishing you all the very best for a speedy recovery from the pain

Ginger said...

Hey Rudee, did you get the cake in the end? I want to know how so I can get one from my Mum too!

Gail said...

Good things come to those who wait.

If you continue with your wonderful theraphy, maybe you will drop some of that toast soon and have a happy dog.

Rose said...

So sorry the powers that be are making you do "light duty" without regard for how it's causing you more pain. You'd think the medical profession would know better. Thank goodness for Leo's cuteness; I hope he was rewarded.

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Stephanie V said...

Our departed retriever would wait patiently for almost anything that happened to drop from the counter. But her favorites were apple pieces and ice cubes.
I hope that your pain is less today although I can't imagine what they're thinking- making you actually work through the pain. That just seems wrong.

Devon said...

Leo is a doll... that camera angle makes his nose look a mile long. Or maybe it just is?

Would it be considered subtle if you asked your boss for a ROHO while in the office doing work?

Lisa L said...

it is amazing to me that your new interim job is so detrimental to your healing. good grief. i would beg to stop with the filing. i doubt they'll supply you with a roho, but it wouldn't hurt to ask...crazyness

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

bless his little heart, honey give him some BREAD! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

ps: and feel better

Cheryl said...

Leo is so funny and that is exactly what he is thinking. I hope he got the bread, in the end. I get that times 2, with every meal. Daisy and Sadie have the best hearing when it comes to food. It is amazing. Leo has those beautiful eyes too, so hard to say no too. I just would love to scratch his belly. So sweet.

I hate how they are treating you at work. Keep being a thorn, get a workers comp. lawyer. That is horrible how they are making it worse. Sciatica is one of the worse kinds of pains and nothing to play around with.
I hope you are feeling better, but if work keeps doing this to you, I don't know how you will recover.

Take good care of yourself.
xxxxxxxxx

Michaela said...

Awww, Leo is SO beautiful. How could anyone resist those eyes? They are, like, melting!
I hope your back and the sciatica are better real soon... xxxooo

NCmountainwoman said...

Ask them to bring in an ergonomics expert to create a workspace for you that won't make your back even worse than it is!!!

Of course, they are not going to do that, so make them bring in a high table so you can stand part of the time. Or a recliner that supports your back while your review the records.

Cute Leo, but I must admit I was really taken with the bread myself.

laurie said...

isn't it great to have a dog again??

and your place of work sounds f***ed up.

Jadekitty said...

Hope things are getting better at work.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, I have been away for a while with things. Leo is just too adorable. Does he like to let you hug him? THere is something so special about Dobies. They are so smart.

I wish you had been able to go to the chiropractor. I don't get it. Why are they making you work?

I hope the monkies jump up and do flips and the Budhas will change your luck. I am sure their reflection counts double.

Feel better soon.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, I have been away for a while with things. Leo is just too adorable. Does he like to let you hug him? THere is something so special about Dobies. They are so smart.

I wish you had been able to go to the chiropractor. I don't get it. Why are they making you work?

I hope the monkies jump up and do flips and the Budhas will change your luck. I am sure their reflection counts double.

Feel better soon.