For the next week, I'd like to challenge each of you to keep a list of at least one thing that brought you happiness each day. Be sure to link up here once you've posted your list! (This isn't a blog hop so please only link up if you've participated by posting your happy list. Thanks!)
~I'm happy because...
Shiver seems to be feeling better!
The vet bill was under $100!
Most of the vomit and diarrhea stains came out when I steam cleaned the carpet!
I went to a movie this past weekend!
I went to a dinner party this week!
The same friend who held the dinner party has invited me over for lunch today!
Tonight's big event for the organization I volunteer for will be the end of the season!
I apologize I haven't been around to visit much this week. I've tried to get to everyone but I've been so busy that I just haven't had time. I won't be around at all today or probably tomorrow as I have to leave in just a little bit for a quick lunch with my friend and then I'm off to help set everything up for the big event. It's an overnight event so I'll be too pooped to pop tomorrow.
On Monday, I woke up to Shiver licking his puke up off the bedroom floor. As I mentioned previously, once I cleaned it up and he'd gone outside for a little bit, he seemed his usual playful self so I thought maybe he just ate something that didn't agree with him. Later that day, I noticed that one of the boys had let loose a nasty stool on my living room rug. Cleaned it up the best I could and decided to leave the deep carpet cleaning until I knew for sure that it wouldn't happen again. Tuesday, I woke up to two more vomit stains in the bedroom and another diarrhea spot. Again, Shiver seemed fine, and so did Chico, so I fooled myself into thinking that Shiver just had something in his system that needed to run its course. He seemed perfectly fine otherwise. That night, Shiver threw up again and I just knew I couldn't be in denial anymore. It was late at night and I figured since he still wasn't acting any different otherwise, we could save the after-hours fee and I'd make an appt. for him in the morning. Woke up to find yet another stool and vomit spot on my carpet so I immediately called the vet and got right in.
After the usual questions about whether Shiver had gotten into the trash or if I was aware if he'd eaten anything he shouldn't have or been around another dog who'd been sick recently, the vet just said sometimes dogs get something in their system and need a little bit of help getting over it. He gave Shiver 2 injections there and gave me two perscriptions to take home for him. Shiver's been fine ever since! I feel guilty that I didn't take him in sooner but fortunately, it appears not to have been anything too serious.
Several of you said you hoped that I'd share the results of my tarot reading from Monday. I wish I'd taken notes so I could remember everything but the highlights were that I should listen to more music, I need to watch what I eat and cut out sugar, I need to get more sleep, I should surround myself with animals, my chi's love me and I should talk to them, school is an excellent idea and that a great reward is waiting for me once I finish and finally -- I'll be traveling for pleasure and the expenses will work themselves out somehow so I won't have to worry about finances. During this trip, I'll meet the man I'm to marry and our relationship will be a real learning experience for me. He and I will have a family. Oh, and that my dad is my guardian angel who watches over me and my mom.