My back is improving,thanks to ICY HOT PACKS. I was able to walk Izzy this morning, take her to get groomed, meet my husband for lunch and do some rummaging around some thrift stores. I found a Vera Bradley wallet/checkbook holder for .49 cents. I found some socks with Kocopelli designs and some pink ones with tiny red hearts....99 cents each. I found a dog bed with a zipper cover so I could wash it, for $5 and a cute soft, rosebud printed baby blanket with Sweetheart embroidered on one corner...for $1.99. Perfect for Izzy's bed.
I also found two baby gates for a total of $8. They are normally $10-$12 each, at Walmart. My girlfriend up the street, has the same model house we do, and we walk our dogs together. She puts her dog in the kitchen area and puts up the baby gates. We put Izzy in her crate when we go out, otherwise she will go outside the dogie door and bark at anyone opening their garage or anyone walking a big dog. We don't want her to disturb the neighbors, so we lock her up.
When I leave during the day, she has the run of the house and uses her doggy door when she needs "to go". She rarely barks during the day, only at night, I guess to protect her packs property. She looks so forlorn, like she is being punished when we put her in there...so we might try putting her in the kitchen when we leave and see how she does.
My husband is so glad I am feeling better and moving around, he told me to be ready when he gets home, because he is taking me out to dinner. I have a coupon for a two for one dinner at Sunset Station's Buffet.
Better get myself freshened up. Thank you everyone for all your well wishes and kind thoughts.