We have to put drops in Rita’s eyes about 3 p.m. We kept forgetting so I set my phone alarm for 3. The phone would play Bad Moon Rising every day at 3:00 p.m.
For years, we’ve said that Rita has an internal clock because right on the dot, at 11:00 a.m., she wants lunch. Vince always came home for lunch at 11 and she got in the habit of eating then. It’s easier to get up and feed her than try to get her to wait, which perpetuates her demand to eat at 11.
She’s learned that when the alarm on my phone goes off, she runs! I thought . . I’ll change the sound and maybe she won’t notice but she was ready and the minute the rooster crowed on my phone, it was “catch me if you can”.
Today we decided we’d just remember. I turned the alarm off. It was about two minutes after 3:00. She got up, looked towards me, kinda discreetly got down from the sofa and went and sat under the kitchen table.
We still haven’t had her eye surgery. I just can’t bring myself to do it but, the drops that go in her eyes are human Rx and seem to be in short supply. I can’t see taking drops from a human, to use on a dog, so we’ll probably go ahead and schedule the surgery before the drops we have here are gone. One of the reasons we put it off was because of the trip to MO and the doctor wasn’t available to do it until right before we were to leave. Now that our MO trip is off, I’m about to run out of excuses to have her surgery.