Tuesday, January 09, 2007

I am alive!

Sorry for my faithful blog readers . . . apparently the month of December was so crazy that I couldn't even face writing about it. Actually, with papers due, final exams and work going like mad, I really didn't have a lot of time to play on the internet at all. My postings on internet forums for Cocker Spaniel owners suffered too. But a new year is underway (Happy New Year!) and I'm hoping that life won't be as nutty now. School is almost done - I have only one course left and then I'm free. And that will free up a lot of my time.

My Christmas was good - my best friend came out from Ontario to spend two glorious weeks here. We had the best visit ever, and I almost cried when she flew home. Saying goodbye gets harder and harder with every visit. We spent time watching past episodes of NCIS (a GREAT show, in case you're wondering), bumming around, and playing Euchre (cards) with my parents. My friend enjoyed having dogs around, since her dog passed away just over a year ago. And my dogs soaked up her attention like a sponge.

Farley's ear has healed - he has a fancy notch now. I keep thinking I should put an earring in there now. He had another attack of what we now think was pancreatitis, so he was treated for that. At the same time the vet discovered that he has a long-standing mid-back problem. The vet thinks it's secondary to his knee problems (since his movement has compensated for the bad knees). At this point it's not affecting his daily life, so we are in management mode. He's on painkillers until the actute on chronic pain quiets down, and then we will go from there.

Grace enjoyed her holidays, and was a very good girl. She is maturing nicely, and has such a vibrant personality. She's funny, and she harasses the heck out of Farley on a daily basis. I can't wait to start showing her, although I don't want her puppy-ness to disappear too soon.

Anyhow, back to work. I'm going to try and keep life interesting but not TOO exciting. Keep your eyes peeled to see how that works out for me.


Visichy said...

Thanks for the life update. I hope classes go well so you can finally get that piece of paper you have been working so hard for :) Hugs to the doggies.

Weeza said...

Welcome back and thanks for the newsy update!