OK, now that the checklist is all done, are there any questions? Or does it all become clear as a glass of Luzianne tea now? I'll answer any remaining questions now.
ON TO OTHER THINGS: I've been scarce the last few days because we are on the home stretch of Buddy McNutty, and if you think you are sick of hearing about that, imagine how anxious I am to finish it at last! It's gonna be a cool comic and make kids LOVE delicious nutritious peanuts! And I'm enjoying coloring it and adding SFX, all the fun stuff you get to do after the grueling task of writing and waiting and drawing and waiting and inking and waiting and waiting and waiting...
I am also spending an unvelievable amount of time focusing on dog poo! Daisy went blind a couple of months ago, and let me tell you, it is true what they say! You can't teach an old dog new tricks. Bless her heart, she cannot get used to being blind, and has no idea where she is 99% of the time. We thought she'd at least be able to navigate the house she has lived in for 16 years, but she gets stuck in corners and lost in general. We have to set up barriers to prevent her from hurting herself by falling down stairs etc. She is also practically deaf...
The poo focus is a necessary evil, since we can't just let her out to do her business. You have to stay with her, no matter how tired you are and no matter how hard it is raining. And sometimes it takes FOREVER! What is it exactly that dogs are searching for as they search for the perfect place to "go"? I cannot detect any rhyme or reason to it, but she will circle and wander intensely and sometimes frantically searching for the ideal spot to go. ALSO we have to keep a close eye on "what happens" because she has digestion issues and special dietary needs.
This all sounds like she has a poor quality of life, but in fact she is quite happy most of the time. She gets frustrated, but still enjoys eating and sleeping and riding in the car and all the normal things dogs love. She even rolled on a dead frog last week (before I ran up and ruined everything!)