It's been exciting times here at the BatesnPenny household. One child had his wisdom teeth removed yesterday morning, and as I was walking the drugged up giant teenager in to the house, one of the cats walks up to greet us with a giant abscess on his head. So I get the teenager settled, sort of fed, medicated and other teenager babysitting, stuff the cat in to his carrier and drive off to the vet. Somewhere between supporting the 6' child and stuffing the 10 pound cat in to the carrier I managed to throw my back out so bending over is a total no-go. Good thing I never spent any time teaching Penny not to jump up! She jumps up on to my knee and I can reach enough to give her treat rewards, put her collar on, and if I needed to, clip her leash. Yay for untrained dogs! And taller dogs... No bending over required to tend to Bates. Though he did look at me funny when I had to do an awkward squat to put his breakfast bowl down.