Wagging the Dog

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. ~ Marilyn Monroe

Wagging the DogI’ve decided to blog for the store Tokyo.Girl. I think it’s a really good “fit” having grown up with the store.

I had planned a little better blog today but here the day is, half done and nothing accomplished. Well, that’s not exactly true. Katy-Foo-Fighter woke up a little peckish this morning. As my longest followers may know, KT (that’s her spelling, not mine) is my fourteen and a half year old Jack Russell Terrior-ist, though she prefers to be known as the resident God (yep, meant to spell it that way)…. Refusing to give her sainthood, I just call her the Princess Dee-Oh-Gee (think on it a second, it will come to you). She was acting anxious, walking a little side-wise and her eyes were flicking back and forth. For the most part, Katy is never overly thrilled for me to leave, she believes my day could be better spent caring to her every whim but, one of us has to have a “YOB” so she can live a life of Lay-zure (leisure). I set up for a friend to watch her while I was at work, but by mid-morning the friend called and said she was walking into walls and vomiting. EW! I rushed her to her Doctor and other than the eyes staying dilated and the dizziness she seemed okay. The doctor gave the diagnosis with some big long technical in one ear and out the other name (I am sure you remember Cao’s are simple creatures who don’t like big words), but then she said, that Katy has “Old dog Syndrome.” (kid you not!)

Wagging the Dog

The take from? Sure, it’s been a highly expensive high-gravity Tuesday, I may be entitled. To ‘wag the dog’ means to purposely divert attention from what would otherwise be of greater importance, to something else of lesser significance. And it would seem Katy pulled off the perfect Wag the Dog scenario by wanting me to stay home on a day where I have important things piling up on my desk. Do I think she is of lesser significance than my job? Nope, she’s my family. The lesser significance is in that when I was so frantic thinking my fourteen and a half year old dog could be dying, the Doctor said she has the physique and blood work of an eight year old dog. ‘Ell at this rate, KT’s going to outlive me. Maybe there is something to living that life of Lay-Zure after all.


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18 thoughts on “Wagging the Dog

  1. Cao I always enjoy your stories and I am glad Katy is doing alright. I am a dog lover myself and have two Labrador Retrievers whom I adore to bits. They will always be puppies to me even though one is 9 and the other is 8 (my husband likes to remind me they aren’t puppies, but that goes in one ear and out the other). I love my girls and they are most certainly family.

    1. I knew I adored you! A lab is my “always wanted” dog. Most girls wanted ponys, not me. I wanted a lab. A chocolate one of course! I love water dogs because I am a water girl. I will have to find the blog post where I tell how I Katy adopted me and link it here for you. ♡

      She still hasn’t eaten or drunk a thing. I even tried marshmallows like the Dr suggested to get her to take some medicine. I laid blankets on the floor so I can sleep near her tonight. Thanks Prisilla. :*

      1. LOL Cao! My girls are a black Lab named Fiona and a rare black and tan (genetic mutation) Lab named Riva…both came to me via puppy raising for Guide Dogs of America. Fiona was very nearly a breeder for them as they loved her so much, but elbow dysplasia prevented that. Riva got all the way to official guide dog training but was a bit tense in harness so they sent her home to me. I adore them so much! Both of them are absolute sweethearts and I get loads of compliments on how well behaved they are. 😀 I will always have Labs in my life and a chocolate and yellow are on my list of future Lab babies!

        I would love to read how Katy adopted you. I am sorry to hear she still isn’t eating or drinking tho, I am sure that is certainly worrisome. I hope she eats and drinks very soon! I will keep you both in my thoughts.

        xoxo ~ Prisilla

      2. she ate some this morning, when I hand fed it to her. Her eyes are still shaking back and forth, but since she ate I was finally able to give her some medicine. YAY! \o/ Thanks Prisilla ❤

  2. So Glad your lil Terrior-ist is ok, and love the positive spin you put on the ho;e thing. One thing I can almost always count on is a positive spin, Sometimes with a twist that only Cao can come up with. Love you Dollface and ruffle some fur for me….Mauhs!!!!!

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