Just as the work week got started it has come to an end for both Carl and I. On a cold dreary night in February as Carl was recovering from his first surgery and I was feeling the need to get away, a friend and I arranged for us to "escape" to their cabin in Tennessee. I planned it without Carl knowing about it, and just hoped he'd be recovered enough to go. It looked pretty doubtful when he had the second surgery, had to have the home nurses etc., but its all worked out. Cissy will be staying with a good friend who just happens to be my mentor when it comes to senior dogs; she is the reason why I felt inspired to take them in--Cissy will love her!
It was Cissy's turn at the vet on Monday. Both the vet and I are really happy with how her skin has healed. Cissy's thyroid appears to be stable for now and she has even lost about 10 pounds (4.5 kg). But unfortunately she has an infection that is really hanging on, so she'll be returning to the vet next week for another test which will help to decide what the next round of medications should be. Cissy takes it all in stride and is even taking 'cat stalking lessons' from Todd.
Today I am getting ready for our trip and my first day of vacation has gotten off to a beautiful start as I watched the sun rise slowly behind the trees as fog filled the field. The dogs were sniffing and rolling in the wet grass and the sound of the rooster crowing from the farm across the road could be heard among the birds that were just starting to sing. In that moment I could feel the peace in the air. It was all a reminder of why I love the country and my life at Golden Pines.