These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Low key stuff

Today is day three. That means I get to take a shower! Boy, am I excited! Isn't it odd how you realize you miss a shower when you can't have one? Anyway, that is my big thrill for the day. The day is early, however, so who knows?

We had some excitement late in the afternoon yesterday. TL discovered that Max had tipped over the bathroom trash, which surprised me. He isn't the one who would usually do that. Anyway, to our further distress, he apparently ate a tampon. Ick factor, 10+. But the biggest concern is could he expel it, especially if he drinks water? A call to the vet shortly before closing time brought a casual response from him. He said no big worry, just feed Max a tablespoon of Vaseline three or so times before bedtime, and then start again this morning. Really? He chuckled and said, yes, it is amazing what dogs .... and sometimes cats .... ingest and expel without as much problem as we would think. His own dachshund swallowed a whole sock a while back and after a whole tube of Vaseline, he pooped it right out! Alrighty, then! No results yet, but we'll be starting the treatment again this morning. I didn't know that Vaseline doesn't digest, but goes right through their bodies. Amazing.

We have about six inches of snow on the ground. It is still snowing this morning, and it is accompanied by some pretty strong winds. I don't know how much more we can expect, but supposedly the worst will be over before noon. Terri, my thin blooded Floridian, is enjoying watching it and simultaneously very glad that she doesn't have to be outside in it! See, it is really good that I'm not quite up to getting out yet, 'cause I'd probably drag her somewhere! No, actually, I'm very happy to stay tucked inside, also. I like snow better with a couple panes of glass between me and the actual stuff!!

That is about the extent of the "news" from here. Dang, I'm boring when I've had surgery, aren't I? :D Yeah, well .......


  1. I don't think you are boring at all. Your dog adventure is anything but boring! I'm anxiously awaiting the results. Keep us posted.

  2. Sir Poopalot ate part of a pair of jeans and several of my underwear and he seems to have survived. I give him hairball medicine to help him pass it.

    Glad to hear that you have survived the surgery with flying colors and on the road to recovery!

  3. yuck tampon and vaseline in one or two days poor Max. Snow is evil and yaaaay for the shower.

  4. I love the story about Max. It's amazing what dogs think are tasty. :) Glad that he is pooped it out and now I know what to give Sophie if she ever does something like that. I had no idea that vaseline was OK to give to dogs.

    I am so happy that TL is there to help you. You are so lucky. I know you guys are enjoying some Mother/Daughter time and even though the circumstances aren't the best, I know it's nice spending some time with her. It's probably been a while since the two of you have been able to spend time alone.

    Thank you for all your love and support. You are the best an I love you so very much.

  5. So glad you could take your shower today. I know what a good feeling that is after surgery.

    Yucko on the tampon. Good luck with the Vaseline and the poop patrol. Glad your Vet wasn't too concerned. I'd much rather look out at the mountains and snow, while cuddled under a blanket.

    You, my friend, are never boring. Keep resting and take care of yourself.

  6. oh yuck. sheesh. i guess he thought since you couldn't produce drama that he would . . .and wow on the Vaseline facts!

    glad you are doing ok.

  7. Ewwww, Max. I'm grateful that you're doing well. They always say that day 3 is usually the worst, so you're doing really good.

  8. Hi Lyn,
    Yes I remember how good it felt to be able to take a shower after surgery, very good!
    My Ruby has a bad habit of eating tissues. We cannot leave any tissues in sight! Love Di


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