Friday, February 22, 2008

Time to pack


For about 1,5 day it looked like the whole trip had to be canceled because of sudden dog sitter issues. Talk about stress...
Still not really happy about the arrangements, but it will have to do this way.

Soooooooooooooooo, finally I got to look into the closets to see what needs to come with us. Only to find out that my son outgrew most of his shirts.
So I had to make a trip to the shops this morning to get him at least something to wear.
Did get a little smile, so I guess I did well. Always a miracle when buying for a 13 year old.

Also had to dig really deep for warm gloves and hats, we haven't had real winter weather in a long, long time.
And it sounds like we can expect some over there.

Anyway, tomorrow this time, the plane should have done the first of the 3852 miles that will bring us to Jack.

Off to go packing again...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good news from overhere

Had to be at the vet this morning with Tom to check his mouth and the jawbone.
Over the last week I got a very good feeling about all this.
He was simply doing to good, his bad breath was gone, he was up on the couch with all four paws in the air and even got playful.
The nosebleeds were gone once we came back home and he didn't seem to be bothered much by the hole in his jaw.

Well, the vets were very happy with him, the glands in his neck were hard to find, which had been the opposite for weeks. His gums looked good, the hole in his jaw seems to be closing and wasn't hurting anymore and best of all, the bone felt like it was growing back together.
I didn't know there were lose little bone fragments around the place the tooth was.
Well, those are growing back together nicely.

I could see the vet being very happy with this, he mentioned again that his guess was a tumor. But he was very happy to find out he was probably wrong.

Soooooo, now I can concentrate on the upcoming trip.
And like my son is saying almost every day now:
We hebben er zin in, he Mam?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

This Week

Petra is going through a lot of issues right now and with the trip just days away it couldn't come at a worse time. My main concern is that Tom gets better and there are no more complications. Tom and I did form a close bond on my visits and I want him to be around for a long time yet. I have had some scares with my two boys but nothing critical yet. I can only imagine how hard it is to get to the point where those kinds of decisions have to be made.

As far as the upcoming trip goes, I have told Petra that only if she feels comfortable with the dogs health at that time should she come. I would do the same if the roles were reversed. Let's think positive though and hope that all will be good when the time comes.

I have been cleaning every inch of my house over the past couple of weeks on my hands and knees so it would be nice for her to see it at least once looking good. LOL

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A very bad start to the week

Worst case scenario will be, canceling the upcoming trip.
But lets hope it will not come to that.
Most of you know that I have 3 dogs, all rescued sighthounds, a Spanish galgo, a Dutch greyhound and my Spanish lurcher.
The first two are seniors, from which the galgo is around 14 years old.
This is all about those two.

This weekend I had a meeting for GINN, as usual on the other side of the country so it would be an overnight stay.
Wasn't happy to leave, the grey had a nose bleed on friday.
When I came back sunday night I found little drops of blood everywhere so I took him to the vet on monday.
Yesterday they took x-rays and removed a tooth. But they aren't happy with the result, the bone structure of his jaw was so soft, it crumbled.
This means it can be a tumor.

I don't want to miss my sweet boy yet and also Jack would be very upset, Tom and he became good friends. But...the worst it would be for my oldest girl, she totally freaked out when Tom wasn't there yesterday. She was so terrified that I talked about it with the vet and it was decided that if it turns out that I have to let Tom go, it would be the kindest to let her go also.

That was yesterday, at a certain point I didn't know what to do anymore.
Rightnow Tom is on his back on the couch, all four paws up in the air, clearly feeling better than he did in days.
So we are going to think positive here.
Next tuesday we will know more and for now we are going to think the best of it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Super Bowl....

well, I did try, honestly...

But why do they repeat ever throw 6 or 7 times? Does it take everyone that long to understand what happened?
If they wouldn't stop the game every 2 minutes and show so many repeats, that game would be over a lot faster.

Already fear the first time someone is going to try to explain the game to me, because it is fun...

Oh well, hope you all enjoyed the game and that the right team won.