I love blogging. I look forward to reading blogs and love your photos and the glimpses into your lives and the wide range of topics from the weather to a new recipe you've tried. I enjoy sharing with you things like the new critter that landed on our porch the other day (below) and telling you about the dogs.
~A Pandora sphinx moth on our porch~
As you know, I've had a lot going on recently. I'll admit to you that I'm very tired and worn out, and I’ve thought about taking a blogging break. Like you, I try very hard to balance blogging and living, and for the most part, I'm "mostly" doing it. I know there are a lot of bloggers who, if they're not blogging every day, not tweeting, or not making whatever goal they feel they should be making, it causes them a lot of stress. I'm really trying to not be one of them. We all know stressing and burning ourselves out doesn't get us where we want to be. And, I pride myself on never posting for the sake of it. I prefer to not write a post than do one that was half-hearted.
~Charlie's summer haircut~
However, just as I mentioned, right now there's a lot going on. One is that along with Gus's wound, I'm really struggling to keep him up and mobile. When I left for work on Monday, he was fine. He was able to walk, and get himself outside. But something changed during the time I was gone, because when I got home, he couldn't/wouldn't stand or walk. Each day there has been a little bit of improvement. He can almost stand on his own, but he's almost totally dependent on us to help get him up and outside and move him from place to place. I spoke to a holistic vet on Tuesday about Gus. She'll be coming next week to evaluate him and maybe do acupuncture. Also discussed was how Gus is coping with these recent changes. Interesting that she would bring that up because I don't think Gus is coping well at all. I would say that he's (understandably) frustrated. He barks and whines a lot. I'm dosing him heavily on a couple of natural remedies to help relieve his stress. It seems to be working some, and he is seemingly a little more relaxed and content. This afternoon Gus sees his regular vet to check his wound and we'll talk about whether this is the progression of his degenerative myleopathy, or something else. I'm hoping Dr.C will have some thoughts and suggestions. I'll admit, this has me worried. But Gus is still wagging his tail so if he's not giving up, neither am I.
Thank-you all for your kindness and friendship, and for being extremely supportive and understanding. Please don't forget about "us" during this hectic time. I have a three day weekend coming up, and I've got my fingers crossed that I'll get caught up on life and blogging. But I'm frequently overly optimistic about what I can do in a weekend, so we'll see.