Andrew ALWAYS had his procedures. Like when we’d say we were leaving to go out somewhere, he immediately had to go to the bathroom first before we could leave, EVERY TIME w/o fail. We had our procedure every night where HE tucked US into bed at night and we had our special good night ritual saying we had to say a specific way or start over. Martin and I still do our Muck ritual every night, again, it’s not the same but it helps us feel that things are some what more normal.
When Andrew cleaned, he had a special procedure he did for that. The coasters had to be just so on the coffee table & other things around the house that elude me at the mo. (the memory lapse I talked about)
In the hospital he had a procedure for peeing, that’s right, a peeing procedure, that you didn’t dare interrupt! I daren’t try to take his urinal before he finished his procedure. Don’t ask. He couldn’t just pee and let me take the urinal. Nooooooo! That would be too quick & easy! LOL He is just too funny! I always said he had a touch of the OCD.
Well, now we are noticing Merlin is picking up procedures! I think Andrew is coaching him! LOL When I go Mondays to my Weight Watcher’s meeting, (I’ve dropped 8.6 lbs. btw) Merlin starts grunting when he sees my shoes on. Then he starts jumping on me to take him. I go into Martin to give him a kiss goodbye, Martin then picks up Merlin and walks me to the door with Merlin grunting in disapproval of my leaving with his tail wagging the whole time while licking me so much so, I almost forget to kiss Martin. They stand at the door and watch me until I’m out of site.
When Andrew would go outside Merlin would totally go bananas! He would jump on him, bite on his shorts, bark, bark and bark crazily. When Andrew made his great escape from the crazed 8 lb wiener dog, then said wiener dog would run to the back door, sometimes the back door would be open and he’d run onto the patio to try and get a glimpse of Andrew walking on the street and continue to let him know of his disapproval of his leaving. Then he’d run to the front door again to see if he Andrew changed his mind and came back. He would sit there, look at the door & grunt. I took a picture of Merlin one time sitting there looking at the door waiting for Andrew.
NOW Merlin is doing it to Wesley. Wesley can’t leave without the procedure of the barking, the jumping and the biting of one’s shorts, the running back and forth from the front and back door. I mean Merlin is like a rabid dog! LOL I think Andrew eggs Merlin on!
So the procedures continue as do the fond memories!
IT’S ALL GOOD!