I have a blog post planned out for today, but I am skipping it. Instead, I thought I would go for making a list. This morning I am taking my dog, beloved first “child” to the vet. Similarly, as a Mom or Dad preps their child for the dentist by making sure we brush extra well before we go, I am getting the dog ready.
What’s to get ready? His ears. His poor ears. All his life he has had a wax build up (which is actually pretty gross) in both ears, one side worse than the other. If you have a lab, or dog whose ears are flaps, you might be familiar with what I am talking about.
Anywho… we are not strict visit to the vet annually people anymore. After he finished his puppy vaccinations and was fixed and tore his cruciate at 4, we’ve been fairly lucky with his health. We have the ear cleaning stuff that helps with the issue. The trouble is, I don’t use it very often. I would say rarely. My dearest Beardog, Oakley, is at the bottom of the care totem pole. I feel awful.
He is not chained up outside and neglected people. He is fed, walked, played with, pet and snuggled everyday. Just his ears. I am just not good at getting around to it. This has inspired me to fess up to the other things I should be better at including in our routines. Perhaps by posting, I will develop an accountability to get these things done.
- make the kids brush their teeth everyday
- clean the dog’s ears, cut his nails
- enforce tidy up rules
- cleaning the house (I am really good at saving it for tomorrow)
- folding laundry
- putting things away when we are finished with them (the bags from Huntsville are still semi-packed, that was about a month ago)
- sorting mail (ugh! I hate mail almost as much as socks)
- doing my hair! (this seems silly, but my standard pulled back hair and bobby pins does weigh on my mind)
What are the things you struggle with including in your routines? Any suggestions for conquering my list? Help is most definitely appreciated… oh, asking for help, should probably be on that list!