Two things to remember as you read this post:
- Leaving home is torture for me. I have to work to make myself do it.
- I live 20 minutes from most anything .. farther from most things.
I had a dentist appointment for Monday to get the prep work done on getting two crowns replaced. That’s enough right there to ruin my week, right? The dentist had a funeral to attend and my appointment had to be changed to today. I thought Speck had a followup vet visit yesterday. Thank goodness I called first because it was today . . same time as my dentist appointment. The vet moved Speck’s visit up to 8:30 and my dentist appointment was at 10. I was calculating . . If I’m out of the vet’s office by 8:50, I can get Speck home and I can get back to town to the dentist. I asked Vince to please check his voice mail because I might have to leave Speck at the vet and Vince might have to go get him on his way home from lunch.
The vet found that Speck had a heart murmur and wanted to keep him and run some tests. They scheduled me to meet back with the vet at 3:30. Great . . that freed me up from having to race home and back to town. Left the vet and ran by Dollar General to see about some pans I needed for growing fodder and got to the dentist in plenty of time.
I was in the dentist chair over 2 hours! Rough way to spend 2 hours. Left the dentist, ran by the pharmacy to pick up meds, ran home, went straight to the garden. Picked peas. Left and went straight to friend’s house way out by the lake to exchange peas for milk. Rushed home to put the milk in the fridge. Rushed back to the vet for 3:30 appointment!
I had told them at the vet to be careful .. he’s gotten really snippy in his old age. He tried to bite them. They put a muzzle on him. He was fighting trying to get that off and ripped a toe nail completely out (bandage on his foot!). They ended up sedating him to get x-rays.
He does have a heart murmur but his heart is not in bad condition. He still has his sinus issues so he’s on two antibiotics. Right now he’s still kinda out of it from the sedation but hopefully, the meds will make him better.
When I walked in with Speck, Rita was so excited to see him. It’s kinda sad how much she misses him and knowing . . it isn’t going to be long before he’s not around. I’m not sure we’ll get another dog when Speck is gone. It’s pretty costly with vet bills and I’m just not up to housebreaking a new dog. I wouldn’t bet the farm that Rita is housebroken yet!
Anyway . . I’m back home after making what seems like a dozen trips to town today. If Vince even mentions leaving the house this weekend, I’m not going to be happy!