When I went to Colorado Springs this time, I only took Mindy along. I boarded Dusty and Bear in the new boarding kennel — Noah’s Arff — that’s actually in my town. Well, kind of in my town. It’s out on a paved county road about six miles east of town. It’s a brand new, beautiful kennel with a large indoor play area and a big outdoor play area. It’s simple, clean, attractive and the people running it are great people who love dogs. Dusty and Bear have had two nights of boarding and baths. I’m not big into bathing dogs, and the only other bath Dusty has had (that I know of) was after he was skunked several years ago. They were glad to come home, but I think they had a good time.
I learned that it’s a lot easier to travel just with Mindy. Of course, boarding the dogs isn’t free, but out here it’s not expensive.
My friend came down from Colorado Springs last evening with the Airdyne. Today we’re heading down to Abiquiu to see Georgia O’Keefe’s house and whatever else we find to look at. It’s a longish drive — 2 hours — but it’s a gorgeous morning promising a gorgeous day.
It appears that the cortisone shot has worked. When you have a messed-up hip joint, you don’t just get out of bed, out of the car, or out of a chair and walk wherever you want to go. You have to assemble your body, so to speak, then take a few halting lopsided steps. Your back and legs hurt, but you move. This morning I got up and walked around my room getting my stuff together. I feel an inch or two taller because I can stand up straight. There’s no way to know how long the effects of the shot will last, but right now I’m surprised and happy.