"Whoever wishes to be first among you will be servant of all." ~Mark 10:44
Beautiful Fall day! 68 and sunny.. The temperatures are getting so nice.
It feels like I last blogged a month ago.
So, I blogged that Cora had her spay surgery, and that went well. She was really groggy for a couple of days and did a lot of sleeping. The post-op instructions were easy to follow on those days. "No running or jumping, keep her quiet." Uh-huh.
The little onsie that I "tailored" for her worked out well.
Well that became impossible on the days after that, but she is leaving her incision alone and it looks really good, so I am just keeping an eye on it and making her take naps in her crate a couple of times a day.
We had a bad scare yesterday, but I think we can be cautiously optimistic. She somehow found an old "bait block" that had fallen out of the bag to the floor of the pantry. I was cleaning the pantry and when I came out she had it between her paws. It was open and had been nibbled, but we did have mice in there and so it was likely that is what ate it. I gave her a dose of hydrogen peroxide and got her to throw up, but with this stuff there is a waiting period before the bad effects begin. We have been watching for symptoms and so far so good. She has been tearing around acting like a crazy dog, she's eating and drinking and doing everything that she needs to do. I am praying hard that she's going to be just fine, but I am taking her into the vet for blood-work tomorrow anyway. If her levels are good we can relax. I cleaned out the pantry and vacuumed the floor. I am positive that there is no more poison, all the blocks are accounted for. We do have a bit of a rodent problem right now, but we'll have to figure out another solution. Maybe Cora can learn to be a mouser. I had a pretty horrible day yesterday. I was just sick. I couldn't believe that that could happen, but it did, and I have learned. If she comes through unscathed, I will be so grateful. That St Francis blessing seems to be a very good thing. I just love this little gal and I want to have her around as song as possible.
In other news, I have had a lot of reading to keep up on. With four Bible studies in the works there is a lot to process, but it's all so good!! Revelation, Romans, the Creed and Walking With Purpose on Sundays. I had planned to take it easier this year, because I am doing Spiritual Direction, but it is very hard to say no to such great stuff! I just have to order my time.
Laura has a couple of Covid kids to keep her eyes on. Both eyes. Lucy is taking off for a wilderness retreat tomorrow, and I can't wait to hear how it goes! I am so excited for her!
We had very sad news on Friday night. One of the families from Good Shepherd parish lost their husband and father. Jude Rodriguez lost his battle with Covid-19. He has six children and the youngest is only 4 months old. His poor wife, Jennie, is understandably devastated. He was such a great guy. He got sick and just got sicker and sicker. It was really terrible, especially since they wouldn't let Jennie in to be with him. I hope that we can all get together to help her through this.
The Ravens are playing today, and so far they are doing really well. I won't say too much...