The night before last, hubby and I went to the dog park. After a loooong winter of kids using the area for sledding, it is now back to its muddy, wet glory as a place for the canines to roll around and chase each other off-leash. Shortly after arriving, a golden retriever and little girl waddled up to me. The retriever sniffed around for treat handouts, while the 2 or 3-year-old girl, whose fine hair was gathered on the top of her head in a ponytail, looked up at me with her arms raised, begging me to pick her up. Her mom says: “She wants you to pick her up”.
So I did and then the mother says: “Oh, don’t get too close, she’s sick and its a doozy.”
Thanks for telling me now! Sheesh! It reminded me of an incident a few years ago, when I was waiting outside my apartment building for my mom to pick me up so we could go shopping and this Sharpei dog comes up to me. I figured he was friendly, so I bent down and gave him a pat. His owner then approaches and warns: “Oh he likes you. Normally he bites people”
So this guy had a dog that “bites people” off-leash, in front of a high traffic apartment building. Brilliant! *eye roll*
Anyways, now I’m wondering if my fatigue is caused by fighting an infection from that kid or is just psychosomatic.
The baby shower went well: The guest of honor was thoroughly embarrassed and surprised, which means success. She’s having a girl, so it was an onslaught of pink-Pink dresses, shirts, socks, onesies and a pink cake with a stork. (Personal note: If I ever conceive and its a girl, please don’t give me pink stuff, the colour makes me gag. K? Thanks:))
But I’m proud to say that my RED giraffe and hat got the most “ooos” and “ahhs” in the room. After she opened her gifts, I hung around my supervisor and boss for small talk. My supervisor joked that I was “next” to get pregnant, to which I just laughed. (Nothing like a baby shower to put the pressure on eh?;))
Spring seems to be the time of year for weddings and babies, which is nice, but personally I’m glad that I’m not stressed out with planning for either at the moment. 🙂