Waiting for my meds to kick in, is not dissimilar to waiting for a watched kettle to boil. The longer I focus on this point, it seems to take forever as I impatiently wait to come “on”. However the other morning I was thankfully distracted by the hilarious antics of our new puppy whilst our daughter attempted to wash the floors. As she moved the wet mop back and forth, our puppy eagerly chased it, and at one point was actually sitting on it as it slid over the floor tiles. Washing the floors clearly looked like a great game to Rosie as she held on for dear life. I was laughing so hard, my sides began to ache (but in a good way). Rosie weighs 4.5 kilos and is growing daily. I don’t think she’ll be able to hitch a ride upon our floor mop when she’s fully grown and weighing somewhere in the region of 55 kilos!
They say laughter is the best medicine – and I have to agree. There is nothing like having a really good laugh to release stress and tension and take one’s mind off a situation. Having a pet, in particular a dog, makes a wonderful companion, especially when a person is housebound and unwell. Although a great deal of work, not to mention expense, the benefits most definitely outweigh the downfalls.