Thursday, August 4, 2011

Vet Visit and a Recovery Day

I (Rob) just returned from visiting my mother in Massachusetts where I spent several days helping her around the house. I'll have a pictorial of the trip here on the blog soon. Meanwhile, today has been a day of catching up on sleep, walking the dogs, answering a ton of email (I didn't have connectivity in Mass.) and taking the dogs to the vet. 
   This is a picture of our vet, Dr Yates, at Family Vet Clinic in Gambrills, Md. with Dolly (left); Franklin (center) and Sprite (right). She's been treating them for years. Dolly's paw was checked after she stepped into a cup of hot Dunkin' Donuts coffee yesterday on my drive home from Mass. Fortunately, I thought fast and had a bottle of water to pour on it, and coated it with triple antibiotic ointment and covered it with one of my socks, so it helped reduce any blistering. Today, there were only some minor signs of redness! Yay! 
  Franklin went in for removal of stitches on his paw. An abscess developed in his left (digging) paw and he had to have surgery after 1 month of trying medication. Turns out there were 5 small things in his paw, causing the infection. So, now that the surgery is healed, the stitches came out! 
 Sprite just went along for the ride and to bark at the mutt in the reception area. Well, he had to do SOMETHING!  :)

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Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next