I Feel Like Such a Baby

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  1. KinderCowgirl

    KinderCowgirl Phenom

    Apr 1, 2006
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    Nov 9, 2014

    and you may not be able to understand this if you are not a pet lover!

    I'm using crutches and a wheelchair to get around right now after knee surgery. Not supposed to put any weight on that knee at all. I stayed with my parents the first 2 weeks of my recovery (I really didn't think I'd be that debilitated) and thought that my dog and I could come home this weekend. But I just can't safely walk her the way I thought I could. She's going back to stay with my parents this week and I am so depressed. :( I've never been away from her before and I worry about her getting along with my mom's dogs. My mom in particular doesn't really like her, thinks she's undisciplined (she'd probably think the same thing of a real grandchild ;)). But it's not fair to her to not get walked properly.

    I'm hoping to get the fence in my backyard extended to include my back door this week, so I can just let her out instead of walking her on a leash. But I feel like such a bad mom.
  3. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    May 13, 2004
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    Nov 9, 2014

    I can understand that! I'm glad I was still living w/ my parents back when I was using crutches from an Achilles tendon rupture injury....even though they have a 2-story house. (That's still easier than if I was living in my 2nd floor apt like I do now.) I still had my dog back then & my parents walked him during that time.
  4. Jerseygirlteach

    Jerseygirlteach Groupie

    Aug 22, 2010
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    Nov 9, 2014

    I understand and I'm sorry.

    Having a dog is definitely like having a child. My pup is like my 3rd baby and I miss him when I'm away from him too.

    Get well soon.

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