|Whazzat, mom? Move? Whadyamean?|
|Are you ever going to move away from that computer, mom?|
Allie and Petey, on the other hand, vie for a place on my lap. As long as Petey is slightly off to one side of my lap, Allie the cat will claim her rightful place after giving him a good sniff and sometimes a slight swat on the head. And there I sit, trapped by two laptop laggards who will sleep on my lap for hours on end. Unfortunately, as soon as I try to focus the camera for a shot of this twosome, Allie flies off my lap. She fears she will get kicked out of the "Cats Rule, Dogs Drool" Club if I post a picture of her sleeping with the enemy. (And don't tell anyone, but they also both sleep on my bed together).
And our newest guest, Spye, has now moved over to the feeder which hangs just outside the livingroom window. Normally, the little birds that feed there provide an interesting reality show to keep Allie occupied, and Allie sings and chirps and meows her approval. She is not, however, too sure what to make of the pigeon - it is, after all, nearly as big as she. And so she sits and watches Spye watching her.
|Spying on Spye|
And a couple of updates:
Petey had his follow up vet visit today and all is well - he has rehydrated, his dental surgery has healed nicely, and he is back to being the demanding little divo he was meant to be.
Eddie had his pre-neuter appointment for bloodwork and exam. That limp I was concerned about may be a cruciate problem, and despite the former owner claiming she had never noticed a limp, his vet records which we sent for show that he was taken to the vet last fall with concerns of a 'chronic limp'. Oh yay. Still, he is managing 3 - 5 km a day now (split into two daily walks), and only occasionally shows signs of soreness. It is certainly something we shall monitor closely, and probably means no agility or other dog sports for this boy. His neuter and dental is scheduled for March 6th.
And Sadie is holding her own, and doing well on the predisone and frequent meals for her insulinoma. As the life expectancy post diagnosis for non-surgical insulinoma dogs is only 2-6 months, and Sadie had her first collapse last May, I am more than delighted that she is doing so well - no collapses since day 2 of the treatment, and no further development of her symptoms. She is managing two short (really short) walks daily, but has picked up the pace a little and shows enthusiasm as we head down the block. Perhaps she will be one of the lucky ones who lives another five years.
And, last but not least, the weather is still variable, changing - literally - with the wind. We have had wind, rain, fog, sun, and even frost and black ice. I think this is my favourite shot of the week, taken on my way to Duncan as the sun momentarily burned through the mist:
|Sunlight through mist, Osborne Bay Road|