Poor Thing

For the past week I’ve been treating a double ear infection with Bella.  The right ear seems to be healing pretty well but unfortunately the left ear isn’t making any progress.  The progress it IS making, is on the line of getting worse.  I don’t know why the medication is working in one ear and not the other but I really wish that I could figure something out.  There are two different kinds of medication to choose from, the one the doctor prescribed for her, and the one that was prescribed for another dog in the house.  At this point, with no progress in the left ear, I’m considering using the other medication.  She could have an allergy to the one she’s currently using now, but if that were the case then the other ear wouldn’t be healing. It doesn’t…

Attack of the Scissors

I’ve finally remembered to call the phone number that’s been stuck to my screen for the last two weeks.  Bella’s been in desperate need for a grooming for a little while now and tomorrow I need to be out of the house by 9am so that I can get that taken care of.  I’m getting her shaved down, I would typically save her hair considering how cold it is outside but she’s matted down in a few spots and I think just shaving her down would be the best route to take.  I do have a jacket for her so I’m not too concerned about how cold it can get.  She’s also inside for 95% of the time, going outside to pee or poo just requires a jacket and a quick walk around the block, nothing her little coat can’t…

Kind of sucks…

It’s unfortunate but we’re soon going to have to put Candy down because she hasn’t been doing very well lately. She’s about 16 years-old and she’s been on numerous medications, the most recent one for her heart which is about 3 times larger than it should be and has some fluid behind it, we’re unsure if it’s fluid in the lungs or around the heart. Either way it’s nothing anyone is happy about. I don’t like having to put an animal down but the unfortunate thing about it, they don’t live anywhere near as long as humans do. They’re a member of your family for less than two decades (on average), then they need to slip away because a higher power has a different plan for them. It’s going to be a difficult week. Technorati: Pets, Family Members

Bad, Bad Day

I woke up today to quite a bit of screaming. Karen was having some trouble with the dogs this morning and considering everyone’s been a bit on edge lately I think she’s close to her breaking point considering Candy’s current health. Princess doesn’t help the situation very much either, she’s a stubborn little dog who thinks she’s capable of accomplishing just about everything and considering the fact that Candy isn’t doing too well, Princess will still knock her over trying to get to the bedroom if Karen is heading in there with food for Candy. Princess will eat just about ANYTHING and hurt you if you’re holding it by lunging towards your hand with teeth fully charged to bite at it. So she did quite a bit of yelling, I noticed that she’d only had about two cups of coffee…

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

For the past year, Sean has been working on a social networking site. They’re hoping to launch sometime within the next few weeks (of course I’ll share the URL here when that happens). It’s their hope that the site gets pretty big and once that happens I’m sure that we’ll be taking a few trips out to California because that’s where his boss currently lives. While talking about this in detail we’ve decided that we’re taking three different routes in order to get there, well depending on how many times we’re going out there of course. The first route will more than likely be a nice long drive, I’d love to have my camera with me while I’m going through every state between here and California, maybe even going off route a little bit just so we can get some…

Meat off the back of a truck?

A few moments ago a man showed up at the door offering all sorts of frozen meat that was supposed to be shipped to a restaurant that is closed for the day.  So in order to cut his losses he’s offering the meat at a low-cost price with a lot of different varieties included.  Everything from Fillet Mignon to pork and chicken products.  Now, Sean being the push-over that he is made a V-Line for his wallet so he could purchase these products.  Karen, being the level-headed one told the man to basically get the hell out of here. Her ex-husband ran the same scam many years before they were married.  He was living in California and strapped a freezer onto the back of his pick-up truck and sold the meat door-to-door.  There’s nothing safe or even sanitary about this…

Random Chatter…basically

The weather changes are taking their toll on me, this afternoon I was sweating my ass off and now I’m freezing since the sun went down.  I think it’s like 50°F outside right now, it’s only going to get colder.  I should probably just soak in a nice warm bath and then enjoy a cup of tea and get started on my new books. The other day I was kind of itching to get out of the house and do some shopping. The loan check has cleared but the money I spent was based on my Paypal debit account anyway so it wasn’t a major deal. I picked up “If I Did It” because it was getting a lot of hype.  I personally don’t have any opinion on the murder itself, nor do I have one on OJ Simpson either,…

Cold Front Moving In

While it’s still rather warm in the house, there’s this wonderfully cool breeze coming through the windows behind me.  I’ve got myself setup on the couch because I’ve grown sick of keeping myself locked in the bedroom all day.  With the weather cooling down, having only one window in the room that’s currently being blocked up with an Air Conditioner, it’s kind of hard to enjoy the nice weather.  So I’ve wandered out to the living room where I’m currently enjoying six wide open windows all very active with a nice breeze that has yet to lift over the course of the evening. There’s a thunderstorm lingering over head.  A few random booms here and there have had Bella on her toes.  On top of the discomfort of her ear infection, she’s also not really a fan of storms so…

Infections aren’t fun.

I just got back from the Vet a few moments ago, I’m annoyed because I missed “House” tonight. I’m sure I’ll be able to find it online somewhere so I can download it but that doesn’t mean I’m happy about it. I like watching things the same time everyone else does because when you get on the forums afterwards you have an idea on what’s going on. When we first showed up we noticed that there was a bit of a line, after a few moments we realized that we were going to be there for quite some time. There was no way of knowing that it would take 3 hours of waiting in a hot waiting room before we’re even let into the exam room. Another ten minute wait in the exam room gave us a quick 10 minute…

Soon to be traveling…

I’m marking off the days until I head back up to New York to visit the family. At this point in time, Christmas seems to be the only time I’ll be able to get up there. I don’t want to wait that long but when you’re as busy as I am, you really can’t afford to take a week off without things going haywire!