Friday, February 27, 2009

A Masked Man

Don't get too excited..it is just Far Guy in his winter face mask. I searched everywhere for a face mask for him. I finally found one at a place called The Duluth Trading Company. The mask had to be large enough to leave some roominess around his right cheek and the right side of his face. It had to be bulky enough fabric to keep out the worst of the wind. This face mask seems to work well, although he does take it off in town..I wouldn't want him to be mistaken for a bad guy and hauled off to jail. Far Guy is bothered by wind touching his face. In fact he is bothered by anything that touches his face..the wind, his reading glasses, stupid people..all things that will cause him a great amount of extra pain on top of his always present pain of the Trigeminal Neuralgia. How do you tell other women... do not hug my husband, your hair brushing by his face causes him extra pain for hours. Sometimes I think I should have a shirt that says "Touch my husbands head or face, and I will rip your boobs off. " He has enough pain..your hug is not going to help..you dumb broads.

We are still in part two of the new medication. Far Guy had a few really rough days, and nights. So much so that Chance became a "Mother Hen" ..it is something to watch. Chance decides when Far Guy should lay down on the couch, he gets his attention usually by putting his head in his lap and then leads him to the couch..as soon as Far Guy is settled down..Chance leaves. In the evening if Chance decides that it is time for Far Guy to go to bed, he goes into the bedroom and pulls down the covers. (They did have a talk about this, Far Guy told him that he didn't have to be so bossy.) One night Chance held Far Guys hand, he licked it first and then proceeded to hold it gently in his mouth, until Far Guys hand was all wet with drool and he couldn't stand it anymore. The dog is in tune with the man..what can I say ..it amazes me:)

15 comments:

  1. Get that T shirt, maybe it can read "Hands off!"


    Jen

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  2. Okay, we know who the blue eyed masked man is, who the heck is that masked dog:)))

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  3. I'm so amazed at how well Chance has trained Far Guy! I love stories like this.

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  4. I think Chance is one of the coolest dogs! What a great friend you two have.

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  5. Sic Chance on them wimmens that can't keep there hands off!

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  6. Hi Connie, I am stopping by to check you out (again). Tell the mister when he see the huggy female approach to take a step back and put up his hand in stop mode. I get people all the time want to shake my hand. Can't do it due to problems. I stick my right hand in my pocket.

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  7. Poor Far Guy--I can't even imagine the pain he is going thru--I know you take good care of him. Looks like you need to masks.

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  8. I mean two masks--sorry

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  9. First off, poor Far Guy - send him my best wishes.

    Secondly, I love your dog! He's brilliant... to heck with bossy, just obey the dog! ;-)

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  10. Maybe "Friends Don't Hug Friends' Husbands"?

    Love the stories about Chance -- what a wonderful dog!

    Old Dog is a big fan of Duluth Trading Company (as well as The Sportsman's Guide). Between them, he never has to step foot in a department store.

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  11. I love your dog tales...Ü
    My daughter's dog's name is Chance, I hope he's a good dog like yours...Ü
    Love the shot above!!!!

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  12. For the first part of this post, I was thinking how terrible this all is. Then sat here laughing when I saw Chance in his hood. Couldn't help it! And then I felt guilty because I was laughing - but I am pleased the mask helps.

    Lucy

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  13. What a pain (sorry) to have such pain!! But what a wonderful dog to have that cares for him so very, very much! Peanut also has a "time to go to bed" mode, but she can't lead me there - she just runs up and down the steps to the bedroom until I give up and go to bed!

    Tell Far Guy I am sorry for his problems and hope it gets better, but I am sure that many people envy him having Chance to care for him. (And you, as well!!! You are a very caring wife!0

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  14. Loved Chance in his hood! Maybe your husband and my husband should have a chat about who's in the most pain.

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  15. We KNOW when our humans are sick or suffering. Our mission in life is to love them and care for them above all else.

    PS The Duchess is praying for Far Guy everyday.

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Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie