Saturday, February 23, 2013

saturday word - Courage

nothing else to say... just gonna do my one brave thing.

Sunday, February 03, 2013

a good thing

and a bad thing....

but good first!  our most wonderful house/dog sitter came out today and it looks like she'll be able to make it work for her to be here while we are gone this spring.  her life has been a mess of challenges so far this year, but it looks pretty good for her to be able to be here.  one of the best things about this is that she "gets it" about being here.  she loves the dogs, she really loves the life here at dome central... like being in the quiet and peace and watching the hummingbirds at the feeders in the early morning, sitting under a tree and watching the grass grow, getting the seeds for the garden started and watching over them.  so why do i want to be away from this?  sometimes i really don't know the answer to that, but there's always that tug at my heart and soul to go back to Greece.  there is a peace and simplicity and genuineness there, too, that feeds my soul and that's all i need to know.

and then there's Meika (here she's guarding her food dish just to prove she is the alpha, even tho there are 2 food dishes and lots of food, but Tasha just might get uppity and try to eat from the other food dish).  anyway, Meika has had a pee problem for the past few months and been treated for urinary infection, which did nothing to improve her random pee puddles, and urgency and frequency of her need to go out.  so back to the vet and discovery that she has a rectal growth/tumor that has a 60% chance of being malignant and in any case will continue to grow and press on her bladder and might eventually affect her poop elimination.  so, on wednesday a.m. she will have laser surgery to get rid of the thing and hopefully fix the problem.  our local vet has the laser set-up and has been doing this kind of surgery for several years.  i've known him for many years and have  so much admiration for and faith in him that i'm just sure he can walk on water.  even tho she is 12 1/2 years old (Husky's have a life span expectancy of 10 to 12 years), she is otherwise really healthy and fit.  her  3 mile daily walks keep her in good shape.   i want her to be ok.  it's hard to imagine our household without her... tho she does sometimes make me a little crazy.  she has that typical Husky trait of independence and stubbornness and attitude so when i give her a "sit" or "lie down" command, i get that look of "well... i'll think about that and get back to you".  unfortunately for her, i have "attitude" too!  so i'm anxious for surgery day to get here and be done with!  and i hope this isn't the beginning of health decline for Meika...