I just love this daisy. White on the inside with a thin yellow border. Mother Nature is a phenomenal artist.
Yesterday morning I was sitting outside on the front step with Abi when the vet’s office opened. Abi is listless and I can barely get her to eat a thing. She doesn’t want to drink water. I am so worried about her.
The vet gave her an anti nausea shot and some oral medicine from a refrigerator tube that is supposed to coat her stomach. He told me to keep it refrigerated and give it to her later in the day.
I put out her canned food, which she normally loves. She wouldn’t touch it. I baked them a potato, which normally excites them. Well, Charlie was on board. All they can eat is prescription food, a bit of cottage cheese and the occasional potato or they end up getting pancreatitis.
Abi just looked at it until I put her right in front of it and finally she ate a little bit. She looked a bit dazed, so maybe the medication makes her feel sleepy. I was encouraged.
Heavens, it’s tough being a pet mom. They can’t tell you where it hurts, how they feel. You have to just wing it.
I watched a marathon of Chrisley Knows Best re-runs (I love their southern accents and funny trials and tribulations) and kept my eye on Abi. She just wanted to sleep.
My next door neighbor and his wife are getting ready to move to Texarkana where their son lives due to their health. Boy, I’m going to miss them. Quiet people, pet lovers, and we’ve occasionally cooked for one another.
But I understand that their son has been encouraging them to move there for some time.
He told me to come get two big red flower pots on his front porch (they aren’t gardeners), so when I got back from the vet I emptied the gazing balls out of my vintage wagon and headed over there.
Unfortunately the wheels on the wagon wouldn’t turn, so it was about as much work as carrying them. But I’m trying not to overdo with this neck problem. Which is an attitude I’m not accustomed to applying to myself. I really like to live life being spontaneous, but that hasn’t been working for me lately.
I’ve already taken some of that wild growing sedum out of the galvanized container garden and planted it in one of the red pots. That stuff acts like it’s on steroids.
I’m currently reading “Family Tree” by Susan Wiggs.
I purchased a new blog plugin that shows my book reviews in a different post format. I tried it out the other day. It shows how many stars I give a book, etc.
I hope it makes your reading of my book reviews a more pleasurable experience. I don’t know how many of you are readers, which is why I always write another post later in the day.