Life in the Family Bed can be hectic. Sometimes, I like to kick back with a puzzle and relax. But with all those Companions – well, it’s a challenge. I like to think that I’m equitable with the love and nurturing care I offer my Companions and that I don’t play favorites, but the truth is that there are some who require much more attention than others. Such is the case with the Companion you’ll be meeting in this edition of The View From the Family Bed.
Today, I’m introducing you to Candace. She’s possibly the neediest member of the Family Bed, which I have attributed to her lack of balance. With only two legs, she’s quite a stumbler to say the least, and is constantly mooing for someone to help her stay upright. Tsk, tsk, tsk … she’s so clingy.
While Candace does try to manage on her own, she needs a lot of help. A lot, a lot, a lot. And I, along with my team of specialists, work with her about three times a week. She runs line drills, the balance beam (which is really quite amusing, I must say) and other standard coordination exercises – all designed to help her stand on her own two hooves, so to speak. Candace has been with me for about two years and in that time she has made no significant progress. But I’m always hopeful that one day, she’ll be a self-supporting member of the Family Bed. It would be such a help if she were less of a burden on me, personally and professionally.