Friday, March 07, 2014
Schotzi's back! Not that she ever went away, but you know she has this pesky Addison's disease (which I wish were called something else because I have a nephew named Addison and he's most certainly not a disease) and she requires a shot every month. It's a bit pricy and on an anual basis adds up. So we stretch it a little every month and go maybe six weeks. This time, as it turns out eight weeks went by before we took her into for a booster of whatever magic medicine they give her. You can really tell when she's going down. She gets lethargic, doesn't have much interest in anything except sleeping, she even limps a little. It's really sad. So Richie took her in on Monday and, literally 48 hours later, she's like a brand new dog. She still has her vision issue, but she's playful, happy, even barking once in a while. It takes a toll on us, but moreso with Richie since he gets to spend a little more time with her. We're happy she bounced back as usual, and we've pledge to be better about getting that shot BEFORE she goes down. Ah, the kids - it takes a lot to keep them going. But they definitely make our lives much better because they're there! I went to bed last night before Schotzi and Daddy number 1. When I left the den, they were spooning on the couch - makes me smile!
Weather trends are looking up for later today and the weekend! That's good news because yesterday afternoon was just cold and nasty. We're hoping for a little sunnier afternoon today and then looks like we'll have a great Saturday and Sunday. I've made Matzo Ball soup once again for today and you'll definitely want to check out the Duck and Smoked Sausage Cassoulet Soup. It's totally the bomb!