The Mona Nashee!

Back to posting in real time, or as close to real time as I get, you know the day of things happening. I wanted to share a portrait that my Mom painted of Nash, we are calling it the Mona Nashee for a lack of creative naming. Let me know if you have a better name, as we could run into a frivolous lawsuit, as I think someone may be calling some painting by a similar name.

For now "The Mona Nashee"

Last night I went to give Nash his ear drops as we are still doing that, and he picked up a bad habit at Steve’s in California. He learned with all the space in Steve’s apartment that if I can’t find him, I can’t give him his drops. Nash was sitting in my bed when I attempted to give him his drops, and he began running laps around my bed. I would be on one side, and he would run to the other side. Then I would walk over to the side he was on, and he would run to the other side. I guess he figured, if I couldn’t catch him, I couldn’t give him his ear drops. He used to not mind them, but I guess he just tolerated them, and now he is sick of them. Not to worry though, he didn’t blame me, as he still slept in my bed, and woke up on top of me this morning, and is currently curled up on the floor on top of my foot, so I guess he doesn’t hold a grudge for very long.

Been getting caught up on everything on tivo. I don’t think you realize how much tv you watch until you go out of town for two weeks. I am still no where near caught up, it doesn’t help that I have been watching all of last season of Lost as well, as that is my favorite show, and I want to be fresh on every detail heading into the last season which starts tomorrow night. Lost and Seinfeld are my two favorite shows of all time, so I can’t wait for it to begin, but am sad that it is ending.

Nash and I went for a nice walk today, as it has warmed up, it is in the high 20’s, yippee! I can feel my fingers, and don’t even have gloves on. Nash loves the cold, and started off at a real quick pace, of course, he still hasn’t learned to pace himself, as on the way back, he puttering a little bit. At least he didn’t try and eat anything like last night, when he had the top of a plastic ketchup container in his mouth. I said to him, Nash you are going to be three soon, when are you going to stop putting everything in your mouth? He tries to eat everything, and still sniffs constantly. I hope he eventually grows out of it.

5 Responses to “The Mona Nashee!”

  1. Betsy Hutchings Says:

    Hi Brian,

    I am a puppy raiser in the Fingerlakes region. I have been following your blog since you started writing. I want to thank you for the insight that you have given us about life with a guide dog and let you know that I find your observations and experiences very interesting and always entertaining.

    Anyway, I write today because the painting of Nash is fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. blindgator Says:

    Thank you very much for the nice comments, and the compliment on the Nashee painting, from what I can tell, it is very nice.

  3. Lorraine Says:

    BARBARA!! You are an amazing talent! I love the portrait of your granddog. Can prints be made from the media you used? I would love to have one.
    You are very fortunate, as you know, to have such a great and supportive mom. I’m glad you had such a successful, unfortunately soggy time in CA. LFS West is a huge coux! Great work. As always I look forward to every blog entry. Richard and I are planning on being in the City 2/12 – 2/15 with Abner. Maybe we could get together for dinner or a walk around town if the weather isn’t too nasty. I’ll keep you posted on details. Betsy was part of the Fingerlakes group that came to LFS and knew Nash ‘when.’ She puppy sat him too.
    Stay warm and kisses to Nash from me.

  4. Barbara Fischler Says:

    thanks Betsy and Lorraine for your compliments. Yes I can make a copy …which I did for me (as Brian will get the original) . Let me know your address and I will send you a copy ….what size??? The media used is water color…barbara

  5. Barbara Fischler Says:

    sorry i was thanking both ladies…but the rest of the comments was for Lorraine!!

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