Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Cabin Fever

Hi Pals,

I got cabin fever! I got cabin fever!!

Hangin' out at home with my stuffed doggie and sick-O person.
 My person got sick-O, and that's with a capital O at the end there, as in O MY! I tries to be a good boy and realize she needs 'rest.' I even did good today and slept in an extra hour, well perhaps that had to do with this thing called the 'time change,' STILL she gave me credit for being an OH GOOD boy today!

I slepts with her all morning and most of the afternoon, till about 3pm, when I couldn't stand it anymore. She was too sick to work today. During all that time, I just bothered her twice for breakfast and potty, and I rang my bells (I have bells on the doors to let them know when I need to go out)  ever so gently to let her know, 'hey I really gotta pee now.' We went for super short walks, just long enuf for 'business.' I tried to convince her to walk me just a little longer but she said no. OK then, so I wuz a good boy and went back inside with her. Then I helped her eat her chicken noodle soup, too, cuz these peeples need all the help they can gets sometimes.

Lemme tell you, it's not easy being the dawg of a sick person!! Have you done that before? How do you deal with it? Do you have to 'take care' of your peeples like I did today? Please do share your tips with me.

So there I am being a good snuggle pet sleeping next to her when all of a sudden she lets out an "A-CHOO!!!" and scares me half to death. Or her nose is stuffed up and she tries to blow it and I never heard the sound before and it wakes me up too. Oy. And all this coughing and hacking and throat clearing. Eck. Not to mention that her nose and mouth smells funny so I been sniffing it a lot going... what's that funny smell? What's this stuff coming out of them? .... and they think I'M the DIRTY AND SMELLY ONE???? hehehe, peeples r funny sometimes.

By 3pm I had to put my paws down and say I knows you sick and everything, but I am not sick & I really need to get OUT today for some EXERCISE. Or else if I don't burn my daily energy, I will have trubble sleeping tonight and have too much energy at night, and neither you nor I want that, right?

She finally listened to my voice of reason and we went to the park so I could play with my pals. My nice Auntie Melinda watched me while I was there so my person could go to the store and get some cough medicine and foodstuffs. That was nice of her.

I don't know what the rest of the week holds, and I hear tomorrow might be like today. Hmmmm. I guess we'll just hafta see.

Sending y'all good wishes this cold season. To not catch colds or the flu, and if you do, that they not last too long. And for all the dawggie pals that have to take care of the sick peeples like this!! that is quite a job, if you ask me.
                                              --Worm, the Basset Hound


  1. Oh dear! I sure hope your Momma gets better soon! How nice of you to be such a good boy for her. My niece pup rings a bell to go outside too! Fred, he just whines, scratches and throws himself on the floor! Love the picture of you and your stuffie!

  2. I found sleeping' on top of my peeples helped them sweat it out and get better quicker. You're doin' a good job pal keep it up & hope things get back to normal soon!

  3. Nurse Wormie! Good job my friend :) Hope your person feels better soon! I was not a good girl yesterday for my momma...stepped in poop and put my poopie paw on her and then rolled in pee.

    Today I got a bath :/

    Disgruntled in So Cal,
    Annie O.

    1. Oh Ms. Annie, eck! baffs are no fun. i can see why you is disgruntled!

  4. hi wuh-worm.
    tell your hoomin that jack daniels and hot tea with honey and lemon works wonders. dont bother with that "cold medicine" stuff. take it by the throat. Tennessee sippin whiskey is what you need!!!

    1. hey Estha! great idea. plus i think i'll steal some of that jack daniels stuff for myself while i'm at it! thanks friend.

  5. Wormie, you were a very good boy to take such good care of your momma when she was sick.

    It's a hard job, isn't it?