After a hurried trip to the vet this morning, it looked like I might have had to postpone leaving for a day. You see, Tater had only eaten one meal since Sunday morning. Now of course there are finicky eating dogs and so many people would say, no big deal. It will work itself out. But if they were to say that, they don't have a beagle. Tater's two favorite minutes of the day are breakfast and dinner.
So, we went in to the vet this morning after he refused to eat. She looked at him, drew blood, tested and gave me antibiotics "just in case." She also gave me a new kind of wet food, just to get him over the hump. And wouldn't you know it? I offered him a little bit of the new wet food which he ate (complete with the antibiotic hidden inside) and then, over the course of the morning, proceeded to eat the rest of his breakfast. Little stinker just wanted me to pay for bloodwork (which all thankfully came back perfectly normal).
Therefore, as long as Tater continues on the road of health that he is now on, we will be leaving first thing tomorrow morning. We will drive until we stop somewhere in Kansas (is that a song? It should be if it isn't). Then we'll get up the next morning and drive the rest of the way to Indianapolis. It will be two long days of driving... and so you won't hear from me for a little bit. But many of you I'll be seeing in the next few days. And if I don't see you, have a fabulous end to your week!
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