While Charlie and I were at his acupuncture appointment yesterday, waiting to be taken to a room, we saw a dog graduating from rehab, graduation cap and all.
I felt a little sad. Of course I was pleased for the dog and his pet parent. But the thing is, I know Charlie will probably never graduate. His health problems are too complex and I will probably have to take him there weekly for the rest of his life. If I don’t he probably won’t be able to walk.
Also there was a dog who had had a disc in his back injured to the point he could not walk. But I watched him stepping over detours that they put in his path to get to a treat, and he wasn’t having any trouble at all. They said the dog was down about six weeks before they began treatment. Whatever they did is working.
Reason for joy for these dogs and their pet parent or parents, certainly.
So now I’m taking Charlie twice a week for land therapy and once per week for acupuncture. But what else can you do when your pet is receiving treatment that keeps the pain at bay?
They test him first thing and check what parts of him are tense with pain. They examine him thoroughly each time to see what is changed and what is the same. Then the doctor chooses his treatment for the day based on those results.
These are not just acupuncturists, such as I’ve gone to myself. They are two female doctors who have gone to veterinary school, then gone back to learn sports medicine and ways of dealing with pain.
I owe what peace of mind I can find these days to them.
Someone told me yesterday that the new owners are likely taking over at the end of next month.
There is talk that they are considering opening up one wall to the kitchen for a bar area. Possibly replacing the windows, which so badly need replacing. New kitchen cabinets perhaps. And someone mentioned everyone getting French doors.
Personally I’d much rather they take down the cabinets and put up shelves. I’m not crazy about kitchen built-ins of any variety.
This complex was built in the sixties and little has been done to it. Nathan said they saw the tree in the dining room of one of the apartments. (I made sure to tell them about it!) And they didn’t seem daunted by that.
They did make sure to ask Nathan about it after I told them there was a tree growing across the dining room floor of one apartment. Been that way for years and no one has done a thing about it.
You see they didn’t survey every apartment. Just select ones. And mine was one of them.
Evidently they bought five other properties in Tulsa. There was talk that they considered buying the Section 8 property across the street and then kicking everyone out.
That property needs a lot of help and will just be an eye sore for this property, as they are directly across from one another. The police are always having to go there. There are shootings and lots of drug dealing. But I think they backed out of buying that one.
I think this group of investors are out of Miami, according to Nathan. I wish they’d turn this into a senior complex.
I’m enjoying exploring boho type crafts. Because it’s actually something I can do without the arthritis in my hands being too much of a big problem. That’s if I stay with easy knots and don’t go at it too long at a time.
It’s good to have a hobby where I can create things again. I like to be creative.
Next time you see Charlie he will have a hair cut. I am leaving now to take him to the groomer and will be picking him up around noon.