Monday, November 16, 2009
Acorns and warm puppies
I am nursing a cold today and stayed home. I was supposed to go to a work meeting in NC but decided that others from the institute can deal with going to the meeting. This cold has more or less whipped my butt today.
The acorns have been falling from the trees and they make a loud banging sound as they bounce on the roof over the porch and on the deck outside the bedroom window. I like the sound that they make. It means that the squirrels and deer will have a lot of food for winter. Today the temperature is near 74, so I'm not sure that when winter will arrive as we are still in Indian summer.
My old heart dog isn't eating well so later this afternoon we will take her to the vet to be checked over. I think that she has another bladder infection. Her kidneys haven't been very healthy for the last year. I get very sad at the thought of losing this old girl who has been such a part of our lives for 14 years. I'm hoping that some IV fluids and antibiotics will help to get her appetite to increase.
On Sunday, I went over to a friend's house to see my old girl's great grand puppies. They were really cute. They ran around and were happy babies. It does me good to know that these little bundles of fur are part of a legacy of good dogs. There is nothing much better than holding a warm puppy. The acorns haven't fallen too far from the old oak tree it appears.
I am making the best of today. I hope that you are also.