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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ta-ta For Now! (says Tater and Me)

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!


Alaina said...

Have a great trip! So glad Tater is on the mend.

I can't imagine how hard it must have been to say good-bye to the puppies. I totally agree on foster parenting - it would break my heart. We do it some day but it will tough!!!

Merrilee said...

Have a safe trip!! When you drive through Illinois, wave to your left to me! (Hopefully you get my joke, it's not very funny but it's all I have right now!)

And on the foster parenting, while I think it is a fantastic calling for some people, I don't think I'm one of them. My heart would break so many times over and I don't think I'm emotionally strong enough to handle that much sorrow. Not without copious amounts of chocolate.....