It's the morning after Wisconsin, and Howard Dean is more First than ever.
Ally update at baby .Ally's Candle Page
Waiting is the pits.Mizzen took a turn for the worse last night and my DIL was taking her to the vet at 2:30pm to see if anything else could be done for her. No word yet. It's hard to wait. She offered for me to come, but I had a doc appointment of my own today, so couldn't make it, and anyway, I'm not ready to hear what I might hear there.
Yet here I am waiting to hear. Is that ironic or what?
Ironic, yes. But that's the way it usually works.Hoping the news is good.
Okay, we have news:The good news is that both of Mizzen’s lungs are now clear! No one expected to hear that!!The bad news is that she has a head cold, so she can’t smell anything, which means she has no appetite and isn’t eating enough. She’s too little for that to be okay. So the vet gave her fluids and an anti-inflammatory shot. Since then she has sneezed a few times and become more playful. So hope is alive.Meanwhile, the two sets of puppies that DIL has been tending have had their difficulties. The mother of one set arrived with a uterine infection, which has now cleared up. Her puppies are ready for adoption, now, so that will take some pressure off. The other mother, it turns out, has a gluten allergy. (I didn’t even know dogs could have a gluten allergy!), and she was passing something related to it on to her puppies through her milk. This was detrimental to them and three died overnight! Yikes! So DIL is working extra hard to figure these things out and take care of them. But I have to say...I am really bugged by this group that keeps begging her to rescue the animals they find! The group is in South Carolina and you have to wonder what’s going on down there if there are all these really sick rescued animals from there. DIL is going to have to learn to say No to that group. Hope she gets the gumption soon, because they are still sending her requests and it’s always “or the animals will be euthanised.” Is there no one in SC who can help? No one in all the states between SC and VT who can help? What’s up with that?All this and I had to write this post three times because it kept disappearing! I finally smartened up and wrote this off blog to pop in and post.Gosh. I have sooo much to accomplish before I can leave for four days of respite on Cape Cod. Best get back to it...
Same, same, listener: it always falls to those who *will*. . . . And eventually, those DO learn to be a bit self protective. Hard lesson to learn, though. And hard on a good heart.
VERY hard on a good heart.
Ah, listener, I'm so sorry! Hope there's hope. Amazing the way our animals "impinge" on us, eh? Been feeling so blue about Wisconsin, and Beau's been working his butt off (literally, lol!) to cheer me up.
He's standing at the door, looking out, interested. Looks back at me, sees me watching, comes to the desk and pokes me with his nose. Nada. Pokes me again. I grin. He leaps in the air, runs to the door all waggly, turns. I'm still sitting, grinning. The dance escalates: he grabs a butter box he's stolen from the trash, tosses it in the air, pounces on it, looks up (is she still watching?) I get up. He proceeds to dance in circles, tossing butter box up and pouncing and running. By now I'm doubled over in laughter and headed towards the door. As I near, he backs up, and sits nicely waiting for the cable clip. I open the door, and he explodes out. Life is good. Ska-rew Karl Rove, Walker, and the Coke Brothers! We'll win in the end. "The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice..." -- MLK Jr Not to mention the Mills of the Gods. . . .
Hilarious!Well written.And I agree. Nearly losing Mizzen sure put Walker in perspective.
BTW, your bush looks like some kind of a rose?
No idear! That's why I asked! gorgeous, isn't it?
BTW, I have no idear why there is a "PM" in my previous message. New feature, I guess. ;-)
Okay, it did it again. Weird!
I'm not seeing a PM -- must be just for *you*!
Boy, that plant looks familiar; if it isn't a rose, it certainly looks like a member of the rose family. Look at the leaves. The one at the bottom center of the photo has seven leaflets; are there others with three and five leaflets? Maybe a wild rose of some sort?When I went to hop on the streetcar to the Navy base this morning there were THREE Amtrak trains side by side in the station, all different routes. With the streetcar/light rail that made four. Way to go!TTFNAlan
Ray Douglas Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) Sweet sleep. We were glad to share oxygen with you.
Yes, that's been on all my science fiction e-mail lists.
Penny and I booked our shore excursions for the Alaska cruise yesterday. In Juneau we will take a tour that combines whale watching, a salmon bake, and a trip to Mendenhall glacier. In Skagway we'll visit an eagle preserve, in Ketchikan take a boat trip to a "misty isle," and in Victoria combine a highlights tour with a trip to Burchardt Gardens. Sounds like fun!
May you have good weather, Bill!--AlanP.S. to listener re chemo port. I didn't have one myself, just a PIC line, but others who had them said it was a lot more convenient. Of course we're talking about adults, mostly older adults.
Hi Alan and all!There are so many things you have said recently that I want to respond to, but I've been stretched every which way. I'll get there yet.At the moment I am in the kitchen making a sandwich by candlelight because we have a power cut, due to a damaged line.
I am so grateful for my iPhone which works anyway!! My computer can't manage it, but the iPhone can get a continuous signal even when I'm driving around, and apparently even when the lights go out and our wireless is down. That feels phenomenal!
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