Socks | Wound Care | More Healing

I never thought I’d Google “how to keep a sock on your dog” but here we are. The good news is we’re done going to the vet twice a week. In fact, we’re done going to the vet once a week! No one is more excited than Ron. The vet and vet techs told me they’ll miss seeing him every week, but they gave us the okay to care for it ourselves at home. We were sent home with an e-collar, ointment, and gauze and told to clean the wound with a warm cloth once a day, apply the ointment 1-2 times daily, and try to keep him from licking. Yeah, good luck with that! Continue reading Socks | Wound Care | More Healing

Broken Bones | Complications | Healing

They say that greyhounds are accident prone. That their skin is sensitive and as a greyhound owner, you start to become accustomed to dealing with injuries. I guess you can say I’ve truly been initiated into the club, now!

I’ve dealt with a couple smaller injuries before. When we tore our deck out, Ron tore a chunk of skin off one of his legs and had to have a wrap for a couple weeks. Nothing major, nothing that required stiches or medication or frequent care. He’s had cuts and scrapes and little scabs from everyday life that we throw ointment on and forget about. But this time… this time he really did it.

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Dog Collar Shadowbox

I’m generally NOT a DIY person. I’m not very creative, lets just be honest. I have plenty of ideas, but they just swirl around in a big mess in my head and never come to fruition. Even if they do occasionally show themselves, they end up looking awful and not at all what I imagined. I’ve accepted my fate, though! Not all of us can be superstar crafters and creative geniuses. However! I have had a couple notable exceptions and created things that even I feel okay about. On that note, I thought I’d show you the progress I’ve made in my “dog room”, and my favorite crafty project I’ve done in there. Continue reading Dog Collar Shadowbox

First Snow | Rabbits (again) | Funerals

A lot has been going on since I posted last. The holidays are always incredibly busy & I think that seems to be the case with most people. That combined with the cold weather and the lack of sunlight (it’s dark by 5:30!!) and all I want to do is cuddle with lots of blankets, the pups, and sleep! We had our first snow this week. Last year Ron met the snow head on and ran and ran around as if he was trying to catch it. This year, he stood right in the middle of the yard and sniffed for a while before acting like it was just another day. Mona… ah, silly Mona. She HATES the snow. Half of the time she refuses to go outside and the other half she stands there in anger, doing her business, and running back inside. When the temperature really starts to drop she’ll start to get “stuck” out there and force me to rescue her. She’ll just stand there with a front paw and back paw up in the air like a dachshund statue. Continue reading First Snow | Rabbits (again) | Funerals