Oh what a stressful week it was.
Monday morning, we woke up to Kaia being unwell, lethargic and running a fever. What we assumed was just an upset stomach, quickly became a bit scary. We took her to the vet that afternoon, and they did a Parvo test, as a precaution because she is under 1 year old.
Thankfully, it was negative, as the vet and we both suspected.
It turned out to be a gastrointestinal issue, due to her eating a pig bone. One of Curt's students had given him a pig bone for her to chew on. The thing is, Kaia chewed right through it and ate some of it. I have never liked pig bones, or any bones for the dogs, I always worry about it splintering and creating shards.
The veterinary confirmed that pig bones are not to be given to your dogs, neither are rawhide bones, or any kind of bone that can splinter and shard. We were horrified. She set our minds at easy and told us that it wasn't our fault, that we didn't know, and she sees a lot of this at her office because people don't know. But from that moment on, not to give her any.
It was a slow week. She was put on antibiotics with an added medicine to rectify and regulate her gastrointestinal system. She was also put on anti nausea pills, because she was really nauseous.
She didn't full recover until Thursday afternoon. Today she is back to her bubbly normal self, running, eating and being as sweet as can be.
So, I guess I just wanted to share that with you, to warn you of the pig bones and rawhide bones. The vet suggest rather giving them a knuckle, which doesn't break apart or shard.
This sweet boy has been understanding, and for the most part left her alone, although Monday morning, he was trying to play with her and she got quite annoyed. They usually play hide and seek, chase each other etc. He didn't understand that she wasn't well, so when she came walking slowly into our bedroom, he came running out from under the bed and jumped on her.
As I'm sure you can understand, she was not impressed. Poor baby!
He quickly understood she wasn't well, and left her alone the rest of the week.
The early mornings I spent with my sick girl, meant a lot of moments with my Bible and the Lord. I love getting up long before everyone else, lighting a candle, grabbing a cup of coffee and just enjoying the stillness of dawn.
And then as the sun starts to shine, I step outside just to catch the magical light reflecting off the leaves and vines on the fence.
With the days getting shorter, and colder, I have been making use of my clothesline even more. I want to enjoy every minute that I can still hang my clothes out to dry.
So when I washed my kitchen towels, tablecloth, fall kitchen towels and placemats, they all went straight out on the line. I think it's one of those timeless homemaking chores, that we as homemakers will always be connected by.
I also removed and packed away all the Fall decorations. If it were up to me, all the Christmas would come out, but I've had to hold off on it because hubby says "Only after Thanskgiving". Hahaha
He's lucky I love him, so I'll just humor him. But everything is ready to go.
And with the cold coming in, it also means I get to pull out my big fuzzy slippers, sweaters, long sleeves, scarves and hats. I do love winter time. I used to prefer summer, but with me inching ever more closer to menopause, I just can't handle the heat anymore.
At least with the cold I can layer, and put on more, wrap myself in a blanket and so forth. Love it!
I've slipped on the flannel sheets, and for some reason I sleep so much better in the winter, with the flannel sheets, than in the summer. It's probably all psychological, but nonetheless, it is what it is.
As we get closer to Thanksgiving, I am full speed ahead with planning and lists. I want to try and get as much done before the day, as possible. This year, I don't know if I've mentioned it yet, but the World Cup 2022, begins right around Thanksgiving, and both Portugal and Brasil are playing on Thanksgiving day.
My family and I are so thrilled, not only do we eat yummy food, but we get to watch something that we LOVE. It is sure to be an amazing day.
Right now, I am going to watch a Christmas movie, while I continue to crack pecans. Yes, I am still trying to get through the boxes we have. But it's a blessing to have these many, especially since I can freeze them.
I will leave you with a picture of mine and Curt's gifts above, from our church, last weekend. It was in celebration of Veteran's day and they gifted both the veteran and the wives. It was extremely sweet of them.
Anyway, I hope you are all having a wonderful, restful weekend.
I will see you all back here in the morning, for our Happy Homemaker Monday!!!