I haven't posted any stories about my furry children (AKA pets) lately, but found these pictures on my camera, so that will be a good topic for today's post.
Here's lazy old Sophie. It was bedtime, but she didn't want to budge from this comfortable spot on the couch for her last outside potty break of the evening. Since she hates the camera and will usually get up and run away whenever I turn it on, I decided to try taking her picture. Amazingly enough she laid there long enough for me to get this pretty good picture before she finally decided to get up.
Of the 3 German Shorthairs we've had over the years, Sophie's probably been the one most troubled with a variety of health issues. She's now 12 & 1/2 years old and slowing down quite a bit. A few weeks ago she had a tumor? or infection? lesion that broke open on her left hind leg. The fine needle aspirate that our vet collected and sent to the pathologist was inconclusive. There were a few infection and cancerous cells present, but nothing definitive. We treated Sophie with 30 days' worth of antibiotics and the leg cleared up pretty good. Sophie also has an abscessed tooth which the antibiotics were supposed to help too. Sophie's had a heart murmur for years and the vet also found on her visit that this heart murmur has gotten worse.......worse enough, in fact that we opted out of the regular distemper shot and heartworm medication because of Sophie's failing health. That was a very sad day for me......Sophie is my baby! We will continue to keep her as comfortable and happy as possible for her remaining days. As with our other dogs, the vet says we will know when it's time to make that sad last appointment, but I'm sure not looking forward to it.
This isn't a pet picture, but leading up to it. A couple years ago, I found this great little hassock at Wal-Mart. It was never actually used as a hassock, as it's the perfect spot for storing knitting projects. If I can move all the knitting crap off, the top lifts off to reveal more storage inside the hassock.
A couple weeks ago I was looking for a particular pattern book that I thought was inside this hassock. I took the lid off the hassock and set it on the floor, found the pattern I was looking for, and then got distracted with another project. A half-hour later I went back in the living room to find that Penny had made herself comfortable on the half-finished knitting projects inside! She looks pretty content, don't you think?