I wanted to send a quick post to talk about what’s been going on and why I haven’t been posting as much. When we came back from Paris, we noticed that Sasha, my beautiful fur-baby, was worrying her foot. Upon closer inspection, we noticed that one of her toenails was sitting straight up. She was due to get her booster flu shot in a few days, so we waited until then to ask the doctor about it. The doctor said that it should be no big deal, cut it off and suggested an antibiotic shot just in case something was going to crop up. Less than two weeks later, she was licking the foot again and we noticed that the foot was starting to have an odor. We took her back to the doctor and were told that she may have gotten an infection, her foot was bandaged, we purchased a cone to keep her from messing with it, and we got a prescription for oral antibiotics. Fast forward 3 months, a larger cone, many rounds of antibiotics, tons of test, and a lot of money this is what her toe looked like (it can be gross, so if you don’t have a strong stomach don’t click on the link).Bad Toe We ended up having to have the toe amputated and are now anxiously waiting for results from the lab to confirm or deny that the melanoma is non-cancerous. My home smelled like decaying flesh and stinking dog for 3 months and it was driving us batty. We knew something was wrong, but we had to exhaust all options before we took drastic measures. Yesterday I took her for her first post-op doctors visit and the bandage was removed. It is the craziest thing to see that missing toe, but the doctors are very impresses with how well she seems to be doing. Bouncing back like the champ that she is. We have one more week of the cone and limited activity.
I have to say I will be making a grooming appointment for her this week for next weekend. We have NEVER went this long with having our dog groomed (even if she isn’t getting a haircut, I’m bathing her, because I can’t stand for smelly pets or people to come into my home and smell my pets before they see them.). I prayerfully optimistic that the lab results will come back favorable.
In addition to all that has been going on with Sasha, we also got a new fur-baby – Destiny the beautiful gray tabby cat. I just knew I had a picture of “missy” (that’s the nickname I’ve given her), but I only have videos of her funny antics.
My Babydoll had been wanting a cat, but I had vetoed it because I really didn’t want a cat walking on my countertops in the kitchen. My husband ran across an office cat that he became enamored with and suggested we get one if they were like that cat. After much research into ways to prevent cats from getting on countertops, looking at tons of cats, and a final trip to the store with Babydolls godmother (who is a cat owner) and Destiny came home with us. She is a complete joy, and has a temperament much like Sasha’s. Now if we could get them to get along that would be awesome. We have been keeping them on separate floors of the house until recently. Sasha has seen her plenty and there have been a few times when we thought there was going to be an incident, but nothing so far. My father asked me the other day who I was trying to protect, Sasha or Destiny, and I stated both. I believe it’s more Sasha, because of her foot situation, I don’t want her to get scratched and hurt. Destiny is a baby (she was 3 months old when we got her and it’s been two months), and wasn’t ready to defend herself when we first got her; but now I think she can take Sasha. We are letting them interact a little more – it’s more Destiny runs under the bed when Sasha chases her, and Sasha whines mostly and barks at the bed. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know. It’s a little stressful waiting for them to become friends.
The last major change for me is the purchase of a new car! I know how is a new car a sound purchase for someone who is working on her finances. I really didn’t want to purchase a new car, but my homeboy started having problems and I needed to get a new boo. My husband insisted that it be a brand new car and I ended up getting a 2020 Kia Telluride.
I am really satisfied with my purchase and impressed with how awesome this car is. I had to order it because they are flying off the lot, but it came a week early (it was due to arrive the day of Sasha’s surgery).
I’m not going to mention how busy things are at work, because it’s too crazy. Just know that I’ve been totally busy lately running my household and not forsaking you guys. I’m going to get it together. If you guys have any blog subject request, please comment below; and thanks for following.