Zoe and Farts

Sunday our 4 pound canine baby took her first trip to the animal ER.  She had an abscessed anal gland and was in a lot of pain.  We spent almost 6 hours there since there were a lot of other critters in worse shape than her even though she was in too much pain to rest or sit on her bottom.  We finally got in and before they could lance it, it ruptured (which immediately relieved some of the pain for her).  They kept her almost another 2 hours in order to put her to sleep and flush it.  We came home with 3 medications and a sleepy baby.  But we did bring her home.  The last time we were there we lost Bandit and came home alone in tears.  All those memories came back throughout the day but it all came out well anyway.  Maybe this will give us better memories now.  The farts?  Zoe scares herself every time she farts.  I don’t know why that bothers her but it will wake her from a dead sleep and she immediately runs away.  It’s really cute as long as she doesn’t hurt herself before she is fully awake.  As is everything else she does, it’s precious.

We are sheltering-in-place like the rest of the citizens of the United States.  It’s not too bad for me because I was never a people person anyway; staying home is my personal preference.  We’ve enjoyed it, really.  We’ve sat on the patio, played with our plants, watched TV and gone about our merry daily routine.  Alexa is playing soft music right now, DH is playing in the garage, and I’m playing on backing up my computer.  Soon it will be time for all of us to eat.  Other than not being able to buy paper products and a few extra staples, quarantine hasn’t been too bad so far.  I feel bad for all those families who’ve lost loved ones to this disease; so far our family has been spared.  We have too many who are self-quarantined due to age or health issues. DH and I are both well over 60 and I have asthma, so we’re in for the duration.  They’ve canceled our eye doctor appointments, my dental appointment, etc.  I did get to go to the hairdresser and ZsaZsa will get groomed in the morning.  It’s a toss up whether I’ll get my nails done on time.  Time will tell, but those are all small things.  Luckily we don’t have any major things going on.

Be safe, America.  We’re with you!