The Nor’wester Readers organization annually sets up a booth at the Tyler Park Crafts in the Meadow event. It’s a wonderful outdoor art and craft show/fair which hosts high quality art work and crafts. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to do fund-raising as well as publicize the amazing work we do with our therapy dogs in the schools.
Being one of the Directors, I feel committed to participating in this event — an easy task because it is always so much fun! Given that I am still recovering from surgery, I did reduce the number of hours I attended and did not help with set up or tear down. That’s difficult for me because I feel that my limited participation is an inconvenience to those who have to do all the physical work — talk about feeling guilty! Saturday I took Hannah, and today I took Heidi. I was so proud of Heidi — being a 9 month old pup, she was remarkably calm and well behaved. I guess I shouldn’t have expected any less from a pup who earned her Canine Good Citizen (CGC) title at the age of 5 months!! That’s Heidi in the photo.
I came home yesterday quite exhausted and sore. Ice soothed the aches, and I got a great night’s sleep.
I’m trying to psych myself for a rough two weeks ahead.
. . . and so it is