Charlie is much better today. Almost his old self. He is eating and drinking. He goes outside and sniffs around. He’s still a little weak and his hind leg goes out from under him now and then.
But all in all, he’s doing so well compared to several days ago.
Thank you so much for all your kind words of encouragement for my Charlie boy.
Dr. Poteet will call me when he gets to the clinic this morning and I will take Charlie in to be hydrated.
He’s one of those vets that never take a day off, even though he’s in his mid-seventies and just got remarried. His first wife died years ago. The man has probably taken 2 vacations in all his years as a vet.
And then tomorrow he will run the blood panel on Charlie again.
Dr. Poteet may be right. Charlie just might have plans to stick around awhile longer.
What I’m Reading:
I started the best book last night. It is called “Dr. Edward” by Ann Napolitano. This is one of those hard-to-put-down books.
One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles.
Among them are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband.
Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers.
But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions:
When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other?
How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?