This evening snow is falling outside. The ground is covered with the white stuff now.
Everyone passing by the house on his and her evening walks is bundled up with winter wear except a runner that boldly braves the cold in far less.I just happened to notice that while the baby was napping! At 80, my eyes are working overtime to take in all that Ican see.
Our little, dachshund ,Tootie Mae Sartor stepped out this morning, riding in her pet carrier and her favorite truck.
She seemed happy to be visiting Westwood Animal Clinic, in Brownsburg. Her eyes shone brightly.
The skin condition on her back has improved so much since her last visit in mid-October.She received her yearly wellness exam and the necessary shots and weighed in at 17 lbs.
Well, just as we thought, cute Toot is slightly overweight. Dr. Fifer told us she in not obese.
I already measure the amount of food we feed her and she doe not consume table scraps or an overly amount of treats.
How could this happen to this fairly active dog?Just then she looked Paul in the eyes, as to say, “Dad, we have a secret.I won’t snitch if you won’t. He did!
Later, duringthe afternoon an associate called from the clinic to report the results ofher blood work- all is well and good.
Tootie Mae will be 11 years of age January 15 of 2020. I reckon Paul should cut the extra treats in half!
I won’t snitch when that smart lady searches for the remainder of her goodiesand she looks him in the eye withthe look that melts his heart and sends his hand back to her specialjar.
Our pet is familyto us andshe is a blessing. Pet lovers, young and old, you know what this senior is talking about.
If we give our pets proper care and all the love that we can spare they give back to us a friendship beyond compare.
It is a comfort to us to know that if we go home first, our precious little Tootie will have a happy home for the remainder of her life. I call that homework!
Friday I will undergo my yearly check-up. I hope my health care provider gives me a good report.
I am worried about the discomfort in my left arm and the swelling in my hand. Some think the problem could be a broken bone.
I was diagnosed with osteoporosis a few years back and arthritis, most noticeably in my hands. Could it be one or a half a dozen other things that gives this elderly patient so much discomfort and cause for concern?
Will my blood pressure go sky high when the cuff is wrapped around my arm? The weight jumped when my thyroid medicine changed in strength.
Will I need to give up treats or smile more at the treat man? Time will tell!
Good night my readers--it has been a long day, a very long day.
I can be reached by phone at 317 - 286 - 7352 or drop me a line to 649 South Grant Street, Brownsburg ,IN., 46112.