On December 1st, this little blog will be two years old. Back in January I set out the goals I had for this blog for its second year of existence.
One of these goals was to post for 366 consecutive days, at which point I will have written one post per day for two full years (with the exception of the day my granddaughter was born when I just totally spaced it.)
Most of the ideas for posts come from the dogs, specifically things they do or things we encounter on our walks.
Coming into September I felt fairly confident we could accomplish this particular goal. Come on, I can see the finish line from here!
Oh there are other goals that probably won’t get accomplished but two full years of consecutive posting was a given.
Today with only 72 posts left to go, I have to tell you I’m a bit nervous.
My All-Star is on the Disabled List.
Yes, you read that right, Sampson, the Golden Boy, the one whom the sun rises and sets upon, does not have a lick granuloma (at least not in the traditional sense of the word.).
After he woke up limping on Tuesday I knew he had to go to the Vet.
I fixed Delilah a bone filled with pumpkin and loaded him into the car.
Our vet (Dr. Soutter) was on vacation this week (why oh why didn’t she give me her cell phone number?) So instead we got to see Dr. B, who was instrumental in helping Delilah when she was having her episodes.
After a quick look at his paw, Dr. B. decided it would be smart to do a skin scraping, to make sure it wasn’t a yeast infection or some other skin condition.
She examined the scraped skin under a microscope and determined it was not a skin condition
Then she started touching and moving his paw. Most of the manipulations were okay, but there were a couple of times that it hurt him. We decided it would be smart to take an X-ray, if it didn’t show anything we’d still have a baseline for the future.
Dr. B. said Sampson was such a good boy she wouldn’t need to anesthetize him. We were asked to wait while the X-ray area was readied.
I asked if I could go with Sampson to document his X-ray but was informed the area was tight and they had a dog up on the table getting his teeth cleaned.
After his very thorough examination and his X-rays, Dr. B determined that my poor, sweet punkin has a soft-tissue injury.
In layman’s terms, the ligament in his left front paw is sore, she gave us some medicine (Meloxicam) and said he has to take it easy.
Specifically no running or jumping for a month.
A month without squirrel, chipmunk or deer chases! A month without running through the field, and rolling over dogs in his effort to reach humans.
A month without the mama getting fodder for blog posts.
My All-Star is side-lined and we’re in the homestretch!
Thankfully I still have my Designated Hitter, who never fails to provide me with engaging and entertaining stories.
What do you think? Will my D.H. step up to the plate and save my skin? Do you think I can make my goal of two full years of posting or do you think I’ll fall short?