one, two, three..bang my head against a tree...
Carol · Apr. 20, 2011
sick call today...that sucked one. dixie is in the beginning stages of colic, that sucks two. angus just got returned, that sucks three.
ahh well what can you do? deal with it...and oh...hmmm..hey!..there is a left over beer in the fridge so i am actually having one!
angus had a nice haircut while he was gone...he may be homeless again but at least he doesn't look homeless any more. angus had an ongoing problem with peeing in the house...he is 14 yrs old so it probably isn't really his fault. it sucks to be an old dog...it sucks to live with a new peeing old dog...somethings just don't work out.
anyway..i said to bring him home...frustration is one of those things that can grow and grow...not good for his family, not good for a really old dog...angus is better off to come back here where my "tolerance" is high (as per that other post...i just can't wrap my head around, this being a bad word!) and my frustration is low.
the vet came out on an emergency evening call to look at dixie..i was worried that i was over reacting..she said no..i was right where i should be (yay dionne for clueing so quickly at bedtime that dixie seemed off!). she got her bantamine injection, i got my frequent walking and checking orders for the night and instructions on when to call back if dixie starts going downhill.
i LOVE farm animal vets..they always come when you need them, they help you get thru the night so you don't have to worry and freak out for hours not sure what to do and you don't have to try to get a horse to some 24 hr vet emergency clinic in the middle of the night.
but i do hate going out to the barn every hour or two thru the night..i can stay awake ok..but i hate running into some freaking rat who i swear is just sitting there waiting to give me a massive heart attack.
i still have a couple of stinky loads of laundry to get thru but i guess i will have lots of time tonight to do it..my back is kind of sore tho and so are my feet and hips...too much walking around since 6 am for this old gal....they will probably get more sore when i turn on the barn light and start jumping at some rat inconveniently perched on dixie's stall door who jumps to the ground and runs straight at me!
sigh..i selfishly wish all rats would just disappear from this earth..i wouldn't miss them at all.