Feb. 5th, 2012 10:17 am
in aug 2009, cassie tore her left hind acl and had a very expensive surgery.

yesterday, she started limping around and favoring her right hind. we really can't afford another surgery. if she doesn't get better, maybe we'll just start toting her about in a wagon.

update: vet says most likely an ACL issue. recommends PT rather than surgery, plus painkillers. i wish our house had fewer stairs. i'm building my arm muscles carrying her up and down from the bedroom.

stupid dog

Aug. 13th, 2008 12:26 am
what canine would take a bag of Halls Defense drops off of the dining room table and consume all of them? my dog would. there isn't a toxicity risk with vitamin c, but there is the risk of me being very angry at dog for eating all of my preventative medicine drops.
When we woke up this morning, the dog was under the bed, with no escape plan. I've never seen her get all the way under the bed, and she definitely couldn't get herself out, so she just kept wagging and rolling back and forth until Tim lifted the corner and she crept out. I wonder how long she was under there. She wasn't there when we went to sleep around 12. Poor dog. She'll be much happier once the move is done, though I'm sure she'll find new things to be neurotic about.

The open house for our house is scheduled from 12-2 today, and then there are two showings, at 3:30 and 4pm, which means that we're kicked out of our house, essentially, from 11:30-4:30, with the pups. This wouldn't be as much of a problem if it weren't raining, but hopefully we'll find something to do for that many hours. I wish dogs could go to movies.


Aug. 14th, 2006 05:44 pm

conehead conehead

I forgot to mention this recent entertainment. Cassie did something to her foot such that there's a hole in it. We were good dog owners and took her to the vet, who said to leave the cone on until it was fairly well healed, and soak it in epsom salts. We are good dog owners in following the vet's directions. We are bad dog owners in laughing at our no-depth-perception-dog as it tries to get around the furniture, through the dog door, etc. She always looks upset in pictures, and this one is especially attractive.

Dear Dogs, )

In other news, I had a really great day yesterday. This rarely happens on Tuesdays, especially without the requisite post-choir margarita, which was foregone due to the evil evil traffic caused by an accident on Greenbelt Road, coupled with Chevy's having last call at 10:15. Yesterday's weather was beautiful, my office was a reasonable temperature, I had a delightful lunch date, went home early, got to go on a bike ride (6 miles/35 minutes - I love the huge downhill from my house to the lake, although the back up at the end is less fun), had leftover Chicken Makhani for dinner, sang well at choir (even if I can't say the same for the soprano section at large), did groceries, and slept peacefully. I love Fall.
So I'm home again today, which I guess is good, since I didn't get as much done in the work at home realm as I should have.

I have a good reason this time, though. Cassie (my dalmatian cross) and Sadie (who I'm dogsitting) decided it would be fun to try to kill each other on Saturday afternoon. They've been coexisting peacefully for over a month, so I have no idea what happened, but as a result, Cassie is wearing neon green vet wrap over her whole chest, with a bunch of sutures/staples/stitches in her chest and on her front legs. Needless to say, she's pretty gimpy and on 500 mg of amoxicillin twice a day. Sadie is fine, which is probably better, 'cause I'd feel horribly guilty if I had broken someone else's dog. Sadie probably outweighs Cassie by 10 pounds, and is considerably wider and bulkier than Cassie, who's practically all bone and muscle, so no big surprise that Cassie wasn't going to win. She's back at the vet all day today where they'll sneak in a look at her between a day fully booked with appointments.


In happier news, the bathroom is coming along nicely. Plumber's coming by today to take a look at the framing, and will start roughing in the pipes tomorrow. I should have my laundry back by the weekend, which makes me happy. Of course, if there are enough minor disasters in the house, I may not have to leave my pajamas until the laundry's back.

Aside from the Cassie incident, I also got to see 'Seabiscuit' -- good movie, but not as good as the book, which is generally the case to me, bought some clothes, made green beans and potatoes with pesto with all the ingredients coming from Farmer's Market and our garden, did some dishes, and slept until 10.



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