Many, many thanks to everyone who thought of CarrieAnne yesterday when she had surgery and sent good thoughts for her. I can honestly say that I felt assurance all day that everything would 'be okay.' But I have to admit that when 4 o'clock rolled around and I'd not heard from my vet, I started to get really nervous. Thankfully about an hour later I got the call I had been waiting on letting me know that Carrie was doing just fine; and although it was a very long surgery (more than 3 hours) she had no problems whatsoever with the anesthetic--This was because of the detailed notes made by my previous vet, the anesthesia was given differently which made all the difference. Two hours later, I was picking up a very woozy CarrieAnne.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
And crossed the Potomac River into Maryland...
And went to the only place that you can buy guilt on a dollar menu...
Guilt or not, it's good to be home today!
I'm feeling a bit more like myself already. I hope you're enjoying your Tuesday!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
A busy and hectic weekend for us to get ready for company coming at the end of the week, and Carl getting ready to go out of town. Yesterday we cleaned every area rug in the house and put them onto the porch railing to air out and finish drying. While we were gone to church this morning heavy storms drenched every one of them. We've used a wet-dry vac and hope they'll dry and not be ruined.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Along with trying to solve the issues with my blog's reading list, the week started off in high gear with Sandy and Lucas at the vet for rechecks from appointments a month ago.
Lucas loved going to the vet! This was only because the free entertainment in the waiting room was a cat that wasn't CC, and he got to bark at it. Can someone tell me why you would ignore the signs posted throughout the office to have your cat crated while waiting, not sit in the 'cat waiting area' and then get upset when a strange dog starts barking and scaring your cat? I'm afraid I just don't understand...But Lucas got a good report in that he's gained about 5 pounds and I'm hopeful that when the test results come back in a few days, that infection will be cleared up.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Yesterday was a very, very long day that started at 8 o'clock in the morning with the arrival of the workmen to replace our entire heating and air system.
So you can see why I was just a little worn out. I think everyone else was too. But for the first time in a long while, our house is comfortably cool and even though last night we could have slept with the windows open, they are going to remain closed tightly and locked--I don't want a flea to get in!
|Sheba & Toby|
Sunday, August 12, 2012
|~Josh and Sheba raiding the pear tree~|
Josh, Josh, Josh.....
Saturday, August 11, 2012
There's no doubt that she's feeling much, much better and it shows.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
It hasn't been the best week for me or the dogs. It all took a turn on Tuesday evening when I got home and Annie, who up to this point could do no wrong and even if she did, it would be 'okay,' uncharacteristically started a fight. I'm not sure exactly how it started. I only know I'd just gotten home and the dogs were all around greeting me, I saw Annie turn on Sheba and it became a free-for-all. I was able to break up the fight, but not before one of my hands was bitten several times, causing it to become sore and swollen. (Making it difficult to type)
I checked Annie very carefully to make sure she'd not been hurt in the fight because she instantly become a real grouch. I found myself scolding her that evening when she snapped at Todd and the other dogs more than once. Her soft and gentle eyes even looked different. Needless to say, I was very concerned about this sudden change.
At the vet this morning we took an x-ray and her toe isn't broken and there is no visible tumor. We're hoping that the infection has not spread into the bone and a medicated foot soak along with antibiotics and pain medication will do the trick and bring back the lovely Annie that we are all quite fond of!!
Saturday, August 4, 2012
President Obama's new campaign office opened up right across from where I work, and they were giving away tickets to an event he was speaking at in the county where I live on Thursday, which is my day off. Even though I live relatively close to Washington DC, my chances of ever seeing the President are not that great, so I attended.
I have to admit it took a lot time--I waited in line after work on Tuesday to get my ticket. Then I waited in the searing heat to get into the event that had crushing crowds. Then I got home late on a night where I have to get up early the next morning--I don't know that I would do it again, but this time, I'm glad I did.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
|~The Lovely & Fair Annie~|
As you may or may not know, all of the dog's love Annie. Lucas admires her from a safe distance because Sheba defends and protects her. Sandy can't see her, but that doesn't matter, if she's nearby he knows it and will follow her anywhere. Even Charlie seems happier when Annie is around. I guess given all that attraction to Annie it may just make sense that Todd would find something else to 'admire' about her.
|~The Blonde Sisterhood, Sheba (left) and Annie~|