So first of all, thanks to all who stopped by the big 3000 Sale. So glad that so many of you were able to take advantage of those great prices.
Secondly, in a fit of cleaning late last week (proving once again that no good comes from a clean house) I did something to my back. Was mildly uncomfortable (read here high pain threshold) until yesterday....which brings me to the rest of my title.
My mixed breed Megan has been with me since 1995 when I got her from a shelter. When I got her, they said she was two. I've done the math and that makes Megan 17 this year, old for most dogs but unusual for 45 lb. dogs. So last year she had some kind of a stroke and we did xrays and blood tests and came up with nothing but we've had another great year with her since then. Her days have grown shorter as she sleeps more and more but is still around at breakfast looking for love and bites of bagels. So yesterday, in front of my tween niece and nephew who are visiting for a few days, Megan has a full blown seizure. I don't think there is anything as helpless as watching a dog who has given you nothing but love (and a house full of dog hair) go through something that you are unable to help them with. It was the first of 5 throughout the evening. After the second we went to the vet who drew blood and told me to call back today.
This all ties together because in order to get the dog to the vet she had to be....that's right....lifted in and out of the car, up and down from the table at the vet, in and out of the car to go home and up the stairs at home. 45 lb dog at awkward angles with an already marginal back. Not so much the lifting with the back.
Hard to predict, today, where the greatest pain will be..... in my back or in my breaking heart as I watch my baby go.
But enough about me....
I hope that you are all enjoying the summer heat. So hot and humid here there is little else to do but sit inside and be artsy with paper (any excuse for a play day.)
I will be shipping today I hope (back has been preventing me from the stretching and bending that my shipping and receiving efforts require) but I will be listing the latest collection from Melissa Francis - retro kitchen and very very cute. You can see the whole collection here http://www.melissafrances.com/products.php?cat=16&item=0
That's all for now. Going to go lift Megan on to the couch so that I can rub her belly. Falls under the heading of the least I can do for such a good friend....