Sunday was a special day here. My foster, Hannah, turned 10 years old. She is a super sweet girl and even though she doesn't have her own family yet, I wanted to do something special for her. When I put the community birthday hat on her, she freaked out. I finally was able to lay it gently on her head and snap this picture.
My daughter and I were in Indianapolis for a family baby shower and we decided to find a dog bakery. She got on her i-phone and found a place on the southside. We get there and they are closed. That city has grown by leaps and bounds since we moved away 25 years ago, so I thought maybe they would have a Three Dog Bakery by now. They do! Off we went on an adventure. So many choices, but I decided on the cupcakes. I bought 4 because Miss Felicia was staying with us too. But her momma had already picked her up before we got home. I would love to open a store like this someday!
Hannah, the birthday girl looks like she is saying "give me my treat!"
Sadie couldn't be bothered by getting up from her bed to get her treat. Sheesh, what a life!
Friday, June 22, 2012
Next up Sadie. Sadie is a crazy fool. She runs everywhere. After a run in the yard a couple of weeks ago, it appeared that she had an intermittent limp. I was watching constantly. Is she limping, isn't she limping. We all know what the greyhound limp can mean. I was sick. Couldn't sleep. Finally, I decided to go to the vet. Of course, with a wing named after me, they love me there. They examined Sadie. Just one little spot that they could get a little reaction out of. Of course, they know me, and knew I would want an x-ray. Being the smart woman that I am, of course, I withheld food before we went. I knew that getting an x-ray would be the only way I would ever sleep again. I picked up Miss Sadie and went to Sonic. I was a little concerned that she didn't want her burger. She was a little stiff and sore from the vet visit. When the vet called me she said x-ray looked clear, but we need to have it read by the radiologist to be sure. Of course, we do. They just called and said there were no changes or suspicious areas on the x-ray. So I think we are in the clear. Perhaps it is a soft tissue injury or an old racing injury. Sadie was a pretty good little racer. So for now, all is good in my world.
P.S. 3:30 This afternoon, I noticed Tom licking his foot. Look and his toes are all stuck together. Get it cleaned up and it is red and raw and oozing. Now, he just had his nails done yesterday morning. How the hell does this happen? Since I am leaving town in the morning, I decided I better take him in. Good thing I did, because it was already showing signs of infection. Back on anti-biotics, flush twice dailly and follow up with medicated ointment. Is this week over yet?
Friday, June 15, 2012
I just noticed it's been almost a month since my last post. Where does time go? I had an additional foster for a couple of weeks. Her name was Beach, but her family decided to call her Ivy. They actually adopted two girls. The other is now named Willow. Ivy just turned 2 while she was here and Willow is 3. I must say this was a challenge. Beach/Ivy was fresh from the track. A first for me. She was becoming quite the cuddle bug. But I forgot how much energy a 2 year old has.
Don't let that innocent face fool you. She is an excellent stuffy destroyer.
Willow and Ivy in their new home.
Tom has recovered from his dental. Now he is having some issues with his back end. That's another post though. Please send prayers or positive thoughts our way for my boy.