It has been a slow week here at the Bridge, a blessedly slow week. No friends making the journey to the immortal side of life. No friends in need of prayers.
I have been blogging for five years. Shortly after I began I used my Sunday blog to recognize dogs, usually those who had either passed over to the Bridge, or were in need of prayers. The first dog I wrote about who had crossed the River of LIfe was Apollo. Last week I wrote about his brother Ace, who passed over on Tuesday. At the time of the Apollo blog Ace was just beginning his peak years.
So it is a rare week when there is no sorrow or peril. Thank the Gods and the Dogs for that. But being a well acknowledged dog with a blog it left me with a problem. I had no one to write about and a rabid audience of dozens of dogs and even a larger audience of dogs up to date on their shots waiting on my blog.
Let’s celebrate some good news and some minor problems that could have been major. Like Lame Lou ee. He went on a walk this week and came home with a bloody paw. The wound was cleaned but Lou still walked with a limp. After a couple of days of waiting for it to heal his Mom took him to the vet where it was discovered that he had exposed the quick of his paw. “No big drama,” Lou said. Thank heavens for that.
Then there is my friend Molly the Highland Girl. Her Mom saw little blood spots on the floor and checked Molly all over including her unmentionables. She couldn’t find anything but did not want to take any chances so she took Molly to the vet, who looked her all over, spending more time on the unmentionables. Then she found an infected whisker. While that was easily treated two days later she was back at the vet’s with diarrhea and vomiting. The air quality in Molly’s neck of the woods is very hot and was making her sick, so Mollie needs to stay inside in the nice air conditioning until fall. Once again, no big drama, and thank heavens.
Finally there is Jakie who has had problem poos since he arrived at his forever home. Jakie’s Mom took him to the vet this week too, and while they still aren’t sure what is causing his poo problems there is nothing physically wrong with him. Again, no drama.
So here is to a week with only a slight amount of drama and healthy pups getting good reports from doctors.
May we have a lot of weeks like this in the months to come.