As most of you know, Kip had major back surgery in June. He wants to hike this morning, so I’ve decided to humor him by agreeing to accompany him on what should be a short walk.
1) Let the patient take the lead. That way, they will automatically set the pace they are comfortable with..you would probably go at a much faster pace.
Good a nice little walk. Oh, there’s stairs. Okay..See, I’m staying a little behind on purpose.
Slow down a bit Sammie and Pattie..You shouldn’t strain on your leashes. Oh shoot, “KIP, I HAVE TO TIE MY SHOE!” See he needed a break.
2) Always wear shoes with laces
“I see you! I just stopped to take a picture of this pretty plant.”
3) Always be the designated picture taker.
” I think I heard a snake. Are there snakes up there? Did you see that cave? Pumas hide in caves.
4) Be sure and stay back far enough in case a Puma flies out of a cave. That way he can’t get both of you, and I can run for help.
I’m pretty sure that’s a mirage. I’m really thirsty. Maybe it’s the Blue Lagoon.
“I’ll just wait here until you turn around! My knee is really bothering me…and my allergies are too. I have a headache!”
I accidentally let go of Sammie and Pattie’s leashes. Oh well, they like to run free.
5) Don’t be too hard on yourself. Everybody has an injury flare up. Just look at poor Kip. He just had major back surgery. I can’t see him. I hope he’s okay.
“What are you looking at me for? I typed on your blog for a while, then I took a little cat nap.”
6) Just keep telling yourself. “The cat is fat! The cat is fat.”
We’re having pork chops. Murdo Girl is resting