Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mona's Updates

Well, it was bound to happen. This is something else, I'll tell you. Every
day is a new adventure. I'd write it all down, but just living it takes all
my energy.

Dr. Woodward came to see Cali last week, and Cali is losing a baby tooth and
got her teeth floated. She sure needed it, which was why I called in the
first place. The vet says Cali is great and not to worry too much. Uh-huh.
I'm good at worrying.

Cali and I are learning so much together, and now that I'm learning to relax
a bit (only a bit, unfortunately), we have more fun together. Cali and I
even make a game out of cleanup in the morning. And now, she calls to me
every time I come outside or to the window where she can see me. She even
calls to my family.

Only one thing mars this for me, and it has nothing to do with Cali at all.
I had to give Baylea to Adria because the owner of the office building said
she had to go, and I didn't trust leaving Baylea at home, not with my family
and their predilection for getting rid of bunnies. So Adria took her. The
office is more spacious now, and all of Baylea's things are gone, replaced
now with a myriad of horse things. I knew that this might happen, but it's
still hard. My only solace is that despite Adria's vows that she isn't
interested in animals, she loves Baylea and is taking excellent care of her.

I still want my bunny back and have thought about what I could do to keep
her. It wouldn't be fair, though, for her to be alone all day and most of
the evening, as Cali and I take walks. And she wouldn't be able to run
around like she can at Adria's. So I let her go.

Other than that, things are pretty much okay. Even though I try not to, for
many reasons, I fall in love with Cali more and more each day, for the
little things, like when she puts her head on me to sleep or the way she
breathes out just before she gets a treat, or the way she runs for her ball
as soon as we get home, or the way she wipes her wet face on me after she
gets a drink if I'm not quick enough at grabbing a paper towel. I can't help
it, even though I've told myself that loving her so soon might not be wise.
But life is about risks, about taking chances, and I'm taking mine. I stand
right next to Cali now, and she knows it. I really try, but I can't love her

So, things are fine right now. I just got my GPS last night and am playing
with it. There are places around here that I never knew about! Imagine that!
And within walking distance! The one store I can get to is definitely NOT
wheelchair accessible. It's a store with mostly Arabic stuff, but when you
need something...

Well, I'll go away for now and get some sleep. Tomorrow, there's more of
that fabulous calculus book to read, though I can't complain, because Rob is
actually rotating it so I don't have to read the entire thing. He realizes,
I'm sure, that I wouldn't!

By the way, I taught Cali Adria's name just once, and now she takes me
straight to her, even when Adria doesn't want to be found, I think! And yes,
Adria really likes Cali, not enough to let her in the car when her feet are
wet, but enough to take her otherwise.

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