So this was the day I was
to take Bandit for her spay.
The veterinarian's office that works
with our rescue organization is,
according to Mapquest, one hour and
eighteen minutes from our home.
It was just about a half an hour
before I planned to leave.
I was pondering what I might have
for lunch while I waited for my
puppy to have her surgery.
A bacon cheeseburger sounded good
to me. Then the thought crossed my
mind. Would I eat a bacon cheeseburger
if I took Georgia with me?
She is so nutritionally healthy.
I often feel guilty when around her
for my less than stellar diet.
As soon as the bacon cheeseburger thought
flew through my brain I felt compelled to
call her and see if she wanted to go along.
What? You don't see the logic in that?
I don't either. I just knew I needed to
call her and ask.
When Georgia picked up the phone and heard my
invitation to go along for an adventure she
began laughing. Oh, did she laugh.
She then proceeded to tell me that she had
just told the Lord that she needed something
to fill the long hours of this day.
Something more than the couple of items that
awaited her iron. Since it was pouring rain
outside her options were pretty limited.
No working in the yard or at the horse rescue
No sooner were the words of her prayer out
of her mouth when the phone rang.
It was me!
Needless to say, we felt that it must be
the Lord's Will that she accompany me.
We started out.
Bandit on her lap.
Two miles later we found ourselves behind a
slow funeral procession which we followed for
about fifteen miles.
About ten miles in I noticed Bandit breathing
funny and licking her lips. I mentioned calmly
to Georgia that she might want to set her on
the floor of the car. I was seeing into the
future and knew that Georgia wouldn't want to
wear what was coming.
I was right.
So...Georgia dug some tissues out of her purse
and cleaned up that mess.
Bandit returned to Georgia's lap.
About another 10 miles down the road I warned
This one was worse.
Now we had nothing to clean it up with.
So at my first opportunity I pulled up
to a grocery store where Georgia ran
in for a roll of paper towels while I
comforted the miserable dog.
I saw Georgia come out of the store. She
seemed fine. It did take her longer
than I expected to reach the car but I didn't
think much of it until she nearly fell into
the car, soaking wet...especially in the knees.
Lo and behold her legs had gone out from under
her and she had fallen in the parking lot.
This was shaping up to be
an interesting trip.
Well, I always warn her that it
will never be boring to go somewhere
with me. It is just the way it is.
So, anyway, we decided to have Bandit
ride in her crate the rest of the way.
She threw up three more times before
we found the vet's office.
And we did have to search.
There was a huge sign outside
that said it was a greenhouse.
Under that was a small sign that
said Grays and Strays.
We passed it by a few miles the
first time by.
By now it had been
more than two hours after
we had left home.
We were late and wondered
if they would even be willing
to do the procedure.
Today was rainy and windy.
Then it was rainy and snowy.
We were amazed to watch the rain
turn to something of substance.
Georgia and I searched the local
area for a place to eat lunch.
It took us about 35 minutes to find
a diner that had several cars outside.
That seemed like a good sign.
It turned out to be a wonderful place to
eat. Are you wondering what I had?
Did you have to ask?
A bacon cheeseburger, of course!
She is in pretty rough shape.
They sent her home with pain meds
and a warning that she seems to have
a very low pain threshold.
I could have told them that!
Poor, Poor Baby.
I'll be so happy when she is all recuperated.
Thanks for your kind words and
well wishes. Deanna, you are right,
Bandit will be fine. The rest of us
cringe when we look at her though.
Oh, and I would just plan to avoid me
for the rest of the day, if I were you.
We had an appointment tonight with a salesman
to discuss replacement windows....
he called to say he had to reschedule.
He had just rear ended another car and
they were waiting for the police to come.
I don't think I want to be
around me tonight.
Might be early to bed!