At the time of writing this (8:30am July 6), I am expecting a phone call any minute from Carol saying “Come and pick me up!”. Hospitals seem to like discharging patients in the morning, presumably because that gives them time to prepare for afternoon admissions.
To plan for this, Ray went on his walk this morning at just after 7:00am and immediately made it clear that he wanted to go downtown and the Lululemon store. Given that the store does not open until 10:00am, I anticipated that this would be a quick visit which it was to some degree. He stood at the door staring into the empty store and not comprehending what he was seeing. As is his routine, he then went into his sit position to see if that made any difference, which of course it did not…. but he gets 10/10 for effort!
When he had grasped the fact that no Lululemon biscuits were in his immediate future, I gave him a couple of treats and he reluctantly joined me as we headed for home.
It is unfortunate that, just when he is getting used to leaving home for a considerable length of time, I rather suspect that Carol’s return home (with her current significant limitations of movement) will put him right back to a week ago. As Carol will not be able to walk him for some time, I am expecting a lot of resistance when I try! Carol disappeared once, and I do not think that he is going to let that happen again!