Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday, January GMM (League meeting) and Ground Hog Day Eve-eve…
Gretchen’s doing MUCH better, and there’s a little more information over on the girls’ blog, including a (hopefully it works) link to their new Facebook page. Sissy wants more likes, of course.
As we try to keep little Miss Me Do It under some kind of control, I finally got a chance to use the Litey Leashes I picked up while I was Christmas shopping. (Sorry for the little photo…) Gg has pink, and Sissy has yellow. I can’t speak to the very bad review on Amazon, but I can tell you it’s a nylon-covered rope light leash, so no, I don’t expect it to last a lifetime as the Lupine leashes do. However, they’ll be great for night walks at the beach house, and since we don’t take long walks after dark anywhere, I hope they’ll last long enough that I’m not disappointed. They gave off enough light that I didn’t need to juggle a flashlight with two dogs and a rolling trash can Tuesday night. For our purposes, they’re great.
Thankful Thursday? Oh, how thankful I am for great vets, from the staff at the after-hours clinic to our new vet, but really, how blessed are we to have Wondervet still on speed-dial and to have the fine folks at Leesburg Eye Care for Animals as a part of our care team? I’m really excited about Dr. D’s (the new vet in our lives) interest in opthamology, but it really tickled me to hear how thrilled the Eye Care staffer I spoke with was to learn that too.
Of course, I’m grateful beyond words that the fine veterinary care has us in the difficult position of trying to keep an active, feels-good girl calm and quiet for another week yet. Remind me of that in a few days when she’s REALLY testing her limits and my patience!
I’m also moved to a very emotional place when I think about how quickly friends shared advice on Facebook and even offered to pill Gg for me. It was a beautiful mix of old friends, local friends and “virtual” friends, and it was like a big, supportive hug.
Do you still really love your job? Sure we all have bad days, but I think part of the Eye Care staffing magic is in their ability to assure the passionate, dedicated people they hire never lose that spark.