Not Good at Sitting

@Corbin5 (106592)
United States
June 5, 2017 6:08pm CST
Since Molly has decided that afternoon walks with me are way too much for a 7-year-old pup who goes to the dog park every morning, we have a new plan in place. Molly loves it if I sit in a lawn chair and read a book while she sleeps in the shade in the backyard. She gets fresh air and knows I am nearby. I can sit for about 5 minutes and read a great book, but I get antsy sitting. I have never been a person who can sit still during the day. My brain won't stop when I sit. Sorry Molly. Today, my wandering brain told me to do the following: 1. "That flowering shrub by the fence looks like it needs some clipping to even it out a bit. I will just get my pruning shears and take care of that." Done. 2. "I really should check the white shutters in front. I bet they need washing. I will get the ladder, soap and water, and sponge the dirt off and rinse them clean with the hose." Done 3. "Well, as long as I am washing the shutters, I might as well wash the windows too." Done. 4. "While I have the hose out, I'd better water the plants in the urns." Done. 5. "The flap on Molly's doggie door looks really dirty. I will just grab the spray cleaner and some paper towels and clean that thing." Done. 6. "Those climbing roses on the side of the house are rather out of control. I will just prune them back a bit so they look better." Done. Tomorrow, my brain will allow me to sit and read for 5 minutes and then the racing about will begin again. Molly is used to the routine now, and she sleeps quite nicely in the shade because she knows I am around here somewhere.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
5 Jun 17
You may not have read too much of the book, but you sure did alot around the house!
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, got a lot done, but that book won't be finished any time soon.
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 sorry.
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• United States
5 Jun 17
I wouldn't even get all that done in a week never mind one day. Guess it takes me longer cause I have no trouble sitting and reading for extended periods of time
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
It is so strange that I can read at night, but not during the day. Well, as long as I get the reading in sometime, I am happy.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jun 17
Phew that's a lot of going! Lol. I can tell you don't like to just sit around.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Always been a bit antsy. Made very good grades in elementary and middle school, but conduct was the lowest grade. Talked a bit too much and a bit antsy.
• United States
5 Jun 17
Yes she knows you are about the house and that is good with Molly hahaa. I know how you mean Deborah..it is good to be busy.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
She is rather spoiled by 2 retired people who think she is just amazing, and she likes if either of the dog parents are around the house somewhere.
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• United States
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Yes she finds comfort in you both..it is so sweet.
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@ridingbet (53191)
• Philippines
6 Jun 17
oh, that is so good to have your brain cells work while you are reading a book and while you are keeping watch of Molly asleep in the shade. i believe exercising our minds helps reduce the early attacks of dementia.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I do think the writing we do here and the reading we do really will help keep our brains sharp. I hope so.
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@ridingbet (53191)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@Corbin5 i believe in that too. our minds could work even while we are typing our responses or comments here.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
6 Jun 17
Lol... atleast Molly is happy that you are around..
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, as long as someone is here, she relaxes. We know she never sleeps when we are gone for a few hours because she is exhausted when we return. I think she is on guard when we are not here.
6 Jun 17
I have no problem with sitting for a fair while. However, every so often I do get the urge to do something, and something becomes everything and then Husband mutters and grumbles because we were supposed to be going out fifteen minutes ago and I'm not even dressed yet ...!! It's nice of Molly to let you get on and do things!
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, my husband just gets out of the way when I start racing around doing all I can. He is used to it. Molly just wants a pet parent to be around so she can relax.
@Freelanzer (8971)
• Canada
5 Jun 17
Glad to know I am not the only one with a wandering brain when I sit in the garden. That is when you see so much that needs to be done.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I know!! And, how does one sit there and not take care of things? If things are not taken care of I cannot get them out of my mind until done.
@Essjayd (1620)
5 Jun 17
I'm sure she's quite happy to watch you work while she chills out in the shade!
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
6 Jun 17
She is the happiest I guess
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, she never offers to help. Oh well, a girl pup needs her sleep, according to Molly.
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@Essjayd (1620)
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Haha mine likes to get his nose into everything! I'd get much more done if he lay and watched occasionally!
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 17
I should never look around when I decide to sit and read a book. Everything I look at seems to need my attention. I should simply sit in a corner and enjoy my book.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Maybe we should we in an empty closet with a light. That might work.
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 You can guess that we will nothing something in the closet that needs our attention.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
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@sallypup (27136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Jun 17
You have been an ambitious character. Funny how dogs are so different. Sally is about Molly dear's age and cause Sally is a Blue Heeler, sitting on her backside drives her totally nuts. Sally started pestering me with a ball when she was weeks old. Middle aged? Continuing on. Spinning in the air and leaping back with a ball in her mouth. I dread the day that Sally lies down and quits. Hopefully not for a long, long time.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Oh yes, Sally is a canine with extra energy for sure. I also will despair if Sally loses her active nature. Let us both hope that does not happen!!!
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@sallypup (27136)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 8:30 am. I am exhausted. Sally has her favorite beheaded toy: play ball, you goofy human! NOW.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Jun 17
poor lady. Molly just likes to watch you work through squinted eyes probably . makes her feel she is keeping you in shape. lol
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, Molly has told me I need to lose a few pounds. As long as my husband or I are around, she is happy.
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@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 probably makes her tired just watching you work.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
6 Jun 17
Wow, that would tire Molly out, it tired me out! I love to sit outside and just be still, I don't even have to be reading, just enjoying the fresh air and sounds of the outdoors does it for me. So.....if she wants a companion who will sit, you and I could trade places, our windows and shutters need cleaning.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Oh, Molly would be delighted if you sat in that lawn chair!! I will come to your place and race around to get whatever you want done!!! A great plan!!
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@Juliaacv (30424)
• Canada
7 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Wouldn't that be a surprise!
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
7 Jun 17
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
6 Jun 17
I am like that before. But now, I am not anymore. I learn to relax when there's a need to relax already.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I wish I could just sit and relax, but a bit too wired during the day.
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@SIMPLYD (79762)
• Philippines
7 Jun 17
@Corbin5 Oh, you can do it. Just think like this, it won't kill me or make me uncomfortable if I don't do it now.
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• United States
6 Jun 17
I'm tired after reading this post! If you're ever in my area and feeling antsy, I've got plenty of things you could do while Molly and I rest in the shade!
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Will do. Molly would love your company while I race around and get all you need done!!
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@hostessman (9453)
• Tucson, Arizona
6 Jun 17
i sit out back and look at things and then do them and my pup just lays there and never helps either
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
Yes, Molly does not lift a paw either.
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
6 Jun 17
I can't sit for long stretches but I'm not as energetic as you are when I'm up and about. You got a lot done.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I always made very good grades, but in elementary school, conduct was the lowest grade. A bit too talkative and antsy, but I calmed down later on.
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
6 Jun 17
I think you do not like to just sit
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I have to force myself to sit still. I can read at night, but during the day I have to be moving.
@andriaperry (50716)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I wish my dogs were like Molly, mine want to be up under me all the time when I am outside, even when I am mowing the grass. I cannot just do nothing all day either, I wish I could, I have to be exhausted to stop and nap, like yesterday.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I exhaust myself too. You and I are just wired differently. Your pups really do want to be involved in all you do!
• United States
6 Jun 17
mercy, quite the productive day! i'd the need to giggle coz the pups here'd be most content if'n i'd jest stay'n one place. nah, aint happenin'. 't times such's not healthy 's they try to follow my e'ery step. won't tell ya how many times i've nearly tripped o'er the big pups. i reckon one day i'll completely lose my balance 'n they'll regret such.
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
6 Jun 17
I just read about the post about that wild day you had, my friend!!!! Wow! I bet the pups really are sticking close to you to make sure you are OK. I want you to watch out for a pup and carefully step over each and every one!!!!
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• United States
6 Jun 17
@Corbin5 yes ma'am, what a day fer certain but i'm so glad there were no injuries. the hubs got home 'n 'twas ants who'd shut the water off. yepperz, they'd built a nest 'nside the switch box...'gain. 't least 'twas'n easy fix. 's fer the pups? they're all large, like ms. molly. kinda hard to straddle 'em, lol. if'n i didn't know any better, i'd swear 'twas monday! big hugs!!
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@Corbin5 (106592)
• United States
7 Jun 17
@crazyhorseladycx Whew. So glad it was an easy fix. Who knew ants could cause that problem??? Big hugs coming your way too, my friend.
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