Another week is coming to a fast close. I’m so very grateful for the kind, supportive e-mails and comments you've left here on my blog and on facebook on the loss of our girl Annie. It has meant so much to know that you know how much Annie meant to us, and understand and share her loss.
~Annie in early April~
As we all know, life continues. I've been reminded several times of the circle of life this week as we have four brand-new hatchlings in the Eastern Phoebe's nest above our living room window. I have also caught a couple of rare glimpses of a fawn that was born in our woods, a first for us.
I am also reminded that our crew still need care and attention. I returned to the vet this morning with CarrieAnne who has swelling on her right shoulder that I noticed on Wednesday night. I know I've been a bit distracted the past few weeks, but I just have to think that I would have noticed the swelling because it's so obvious. Added to that "theory" is that Carrie isn't able to walk that well and is in pain. The vet that we saw today took x-rays and we at least know it's (thankfully) not bone cancer. But it is a tumor that is probably infected, which is why there is the noticeable swelling. So we have started Carrie on various medications and an antibiotic. Feeling a bit beaten by everything that's happened, a good friend of mine called this afternoon to offer support and give me what I know is good, solid advice on a direction to take. She's traveled this path more than I have and more than anything, I wish I didn't have to travel it again so soon.