Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow's gonna be another one.
I'm one of those odd ducks that doesn't mind birthdays. In my family, growing up we never made a big fuss of birthdays. I remember having one party when I was in grade school, but otherwise, there was usually a cake. Don't remember too many gifts. But the day in itself is the gift. Oh sure, there's pitfalls to growing older, but overall it's a blessing. The alternative's rather boring, so bring them on!
But holy moly, I'm going to be 56 - where has the time gone??? So many memories, so many adventures and so many that I've forgotten about (conveniently?)!! Maybe...
Ladde continues on the road to recovery. He's off all pain meds and has no bandages on his feet, and he's on turn-out with the crew weather-permitting. Lately it's been a day out, a day in, a day out and so on. Yes, we're still raining. *sigh* We sleep with our bedroom window open because temps are in the 50's and down comforters are so warm. I'm sort of hoping for a cold snap, frozen mud and blue skies, but we'll see how that goes.
Charlotte is now 7 months old and is almost as tall as Ruby. She's long-legged and very slender, but a tall girl. She's going in for her spaying surgery this coming Tuesday. I pray it goes well and her recovery is smooth-sailing. She's a very active girl, so we're hoping for the best.
Rick (boss man) took some action shots of her the other day with his new lens. So many of my pictures of Charlotte are just a blur, but apparently the new lens is meant to capture action shots. Guess it works! I haven't been posting many pics here lately because of being photo-uploading challenged. And my phone lost all the pics I've taken since the first week of December. grrrrrr!! It seems to "think" that the chip has been unloaded, and needs to be reloaded, which of course, it hasn't. And there's a procedure to follow when taking the chip out or there's a danger of losing photos! Really!? Problem with that is - I didn't remove it. I really kind of hate technology. Anyway, no sense in crying over spilled milk...they're gone. So, I'm thankful to have these...
She's a fun little dog. Very interactive, wants to be in your business all the time. All the time. She's a watcher too, and I like that. Annie always kept her eye on me, and I've been missing that. Ruby's more like an adolescent girl who needs her space. Very protective of "her" private space and all that. Two very different personalities, both good. Both loved and appreciated. How much more boring would life be without dogs in it?
Guess I'll never know...
Our "daughter from another mother" Jessie, lost her horse Monday to an ulcerated intestine - basically an internal hernia. We thought we were dealing with an impaction colic as he wasn't ever very painful. Just mildly uncomfortable for several days, and we didn't think he'd pooped. The first vet examined him, wasn't very concerned, announced his vitals were all good, and to just watch him. 24 hours later, same vet called out and this time he was stomach-tubed with mineral oil and water, left a tube of banamine and said to watch him. Rectal exam revealed no distension and a spongy impaction which she thought would pass within 24 hours time. That was Sunday afternoon. By Monday morning he was so distended that a rectal exam couldn't even be performed. Jessie took him to OSU where they did an exploratory surgery and found the problem. Grave prognosis, so Lil Buck was euthanized on the table. Sad day for all.
Appreciate those in your lives that you love. None of us is guaranteed anything.
Take care and for all you fellow Oregonians...take care not to float away.