Being an engineer, I love when a plan comes together. First, a problem is detected and different solutions are evaluated, with the best one put forth as a plan. Then the plan is implemented and...problem solved! My problem at present is that bone damage to my sacrum does not let me bend. When standing, if I try to reach anything below my knees I get a sharp sciatic nerve pain down my leg all the way to the ankle. So how do I dry my calves, shins, ankles and tops of the feet after a shower? "Hey honey, do you have a minute?" Um....I needed a better solution! Enter our little English Springer Spaniel mix, Abby:
Abby has the unique desire to lick legs if they are wet. We noticed this obsession long ago whenever Linda or I stepped out of the shower. When Abby hears the shower running, she patiently comes in and camps on the nearest bath rug, waiting for someone to emerge. When we do step out, she has one purpose in life: Lick all the water off your lower legs, ankles and feet. I'm not sure why Abby does this, but when you can't bend to dry your legs yourself, and don't want to bother your wife, my faithful canine companion is the perfect solution!
I love my little shower helper.