My BIL isn't the only one who puts off things he knows will be unpleasant. I have found myself doing that the last couple of weeks also.
Zoey is due for her shots. Now I have mentioned I am concerned about my baby dog. Her lumps are increasing in leaps and bounds and she is just dumpy some days. Occasionally she isn't eating that great. Some days she acts like a puppy and we go for great walks and play in the snow and other days she seems to have trouble getting on my bed. And in her armpit on her hind legs is a large lump. Not round like the cysts, but firm and ropey. A scary lump. Plus a smaller one on the other side.
I have felt lumps like that before on cancer patients in their groins or armpits when the cancer has gotten into their lymph system. Which is what I am so afraid has happened to the old girl.
Now if I don't take her in for her shots I can pretend most days that nothing what-so-ever is wrong with her. I can put off the facts and spoil her rotten. But if it is what I think it is that won't go on indefinitely. Eventually the reality of it will become more and more apparent. And there is the possibility I am dead wrong. Which would be just simply the best news.
So I put it off a week......and another week.......and another.