Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thank Goodness for Kits

In a fit of frustration at the beginning of the summer I organized and labeled the bins we keep on high shelves in the playroom.  Generally, these bins have been for toys we were rotating out or that the adults couldn’t stand anymore.  Now they are for things like paint, paint supplies, and other themed items.  One bin is for kits that the kids get, usually at birthdays, that often don’t get used and thus clutter up the already cluttered playroom.

Well, today it’s raining.  It’s raining cats and dogs.  It rained so hard most of the day the DOG wouldn’t even go out in it and she loves the rain.  So this afternoon we pulled down the “Kits” bin.  Thank heavens!  Nobody finished anything, but everyone was happily busy (with occasional please for adult assistance) while I tried to find an orthodontist for Spencer.

The dog may not have liked the rain, but the kids did.  They got completely soaked and muddy this morning.  That’s the way it’s supposed to be on a day like today!

Friday, July 03, 2009

Cookie’s Better!

All she needed was some doggie Alleve, an antibiotic, and a day to rest.  While she’ll be on meds for a week or so, she’s feeling much better.  But she’s really thirsty and keeps peeing!  But I’d rather have a happy dog who can’t hold it while she’s on drugs than a dog in pain.  She’s a lot more active now.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Poor Cookie

Poor Cookie has an infection as a result of her spaying.  She’s staying at the vet today where she’ll get painkillers and antibiotics.  She was so sore the vet couldn’t properly examine her belly, so hopefully she’ll feel well enough (or drugged enough) that the vet can get a good look at her.

Since we are new dog owners we asked for advice from both the vet and the shelter.  Cookie was eating once a day (we put out food twice a day but she wouldn’t eat in the morning) plus treats, was drinking, eliminating, and sleeping ok.  She did seem a little tired and was walking stiffly, but everyone said as long as she was eating and peeing she was probably fine.  I still feel total guilt over this and wish I had known to take her in sooner.  She looked sad to me, but since I’m not really a dog person I didn’t feel qualified to say something more.