Friday, February 22, 2008
A Trip to the Vet
We had to take the 'boys' to the vet on the 12th for their annual check up. The vet noticed a growth on Dewey's gum between his front teeth. Yesterday we went back for her to look at it again (after antibiotics which didn't do anything) and decide what to do. So he is scheduled for teeth-cleaning and surgical removal of the growth next Thursday. She did x-ray his little head and found a shadow in the area of this growth. Everything else looked good. But she did say that it concerned her...that it could possibly be a form of cancer "which is very aggressive". Needless to say, I'm really concerned about my little Dewey. He'll be 13 next month, so he is definitely getting some age on him. He's grown stiff and slow, but he is still the sweetest, best-natured dog I've ever had.
It's raining. I know, I know--it could be sleet, snow and ice like some of our 'neighbors' in this country are having, but I would almost rather have the snow than the grey, cold, dreary rain. But I must admit, it's really matching my mood today. Some friends were in a car accident a couple of days ago, and the husband was killed. I'm just so very sad to know that Clayton doesn't share this world with us now, and that Jewell will have to begin a path of learning to live without him by her side.
Shock Alert---I have actually picked up a block that Dazy Darlene and I were stitching 'together', hmmmm, last Fall, maybe? and have been doing a bit of applique. I feel like a 'newbie' cuz it's been absolutely ages since I have done any sewing. I need to take a picture of my progess with the knitted shawl. :) Just to prove I haven't been totally idle, lying around eating bonbons, and growing more fat. ;) Actually some of the previous statement HAS been taking place but we just won't go there today. :/