Jennifer Lyon

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
Weekend Roundup

There’s not much to roundup this weekend. We mostly stayed home and kept things quiet for Maggie. So here’s the boring highlights:

–The day before the surgery, Maggie got worse. Like a little scary-to-me worse. So while while it’s not fun to watch her frustration at the cone, or annoyance at being limited, we’re very grateful she came through to surgery so well and is recovering.

–Through a fluke of events, we had 10 cans of food for Maggie that we now can’t use. Wizard took them to the animal shelter, and they were so grateful, we now want to buy extra just to take to them. Somehow we got out of the habit of donating to them. We are big believers in animal shelters. I like rescues too but animal shelters are often front line and help more animals that a lot of the public realizes.

–Maggie ran in her kennel at bedtime the first night home, but her hard plastic cone makes a terrible noise against the side of the kennels and scared her. So she slept in her bed on the floor in our room. She stayed quiet and calm where we put her so that’s fine…but will she ever go back to sleeping in her kennel??? I hope so, but right now, this is the best thing for her to stay calm and feel safe.

–BLB and daughter-in-law came by yesterday. Daughter-in-law is the one who works at the vet and Maggie ADORES her. So after surgery, they keep the dogs in a kennel for recovery. Maggie didn’t care when anyone came in that room, but when daughter-in-law came in she cried and freaked out with her “I know you and love you” cries. Seriously Maggie LOVES her. Maggie was all over her when they came over. She loves BLB too. We truly appreciate how lucky we are to have a family member working at our vet’s office, and that Maggie adores her.

–Fun fact: I was taking Maggie on a “banned” small walk around the corner right when BLB and daughter-in-law drove up. I was quite literally busted doing the thing I’d been told not to do :-)  But daughter-in-law understood that Maggie is used to a lot of activity and struggling with the typical (not serious) post surgery issues, and I thought a walk to the corner and back might help. And it did :-) It also helped her just seeing more people she loved. After that, she ate really well and rested.

–I worked and reworked a scene. it’s not great progress, but all things considered, I’ll take it.

That’s it for me, how was your weekend?

8 comments to “Weekend Roundup”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    February 1st, 2021 at 6:54 am · Link

    I’m so glad Maggie came through everything okay and I’m sorry you had a scary spot there for a bit. :hugs: She’s a lucky dog with so many people who love and care about her. You’re good people. And yay for reworking a scene! With everything going on, any progress is worth celebrating. Go, you!

    As you saw on FB, we took stuff over to the shelter here. It’s a privately-owned, non-profit place funded only by donations and staffed with volunteers. It was a miserable day – rainy and cold – and most of their kennels are outside, so we didn’t get to walk around and look at doggies. Which is probably for the best. Other than that, I made coffee cake, read some, watched a boatload of TV, and vegged out.

  2. Shonna
    February 1st, 2021 at 9:27 am · Link

    Such good news to hear about Maggie

  3. Silver James
    February 1st, 2021 at 10:01 am · Link

    Yay for Maggie’s recovery! And yeah, even though you got busted, it probably helped Maggie in the long run. It was something normal in an unnormal situation. Is “unnormal” even a word? Anyway…

    There was a weekend. I actually got quite a few words written even if a new character popped up. I keep trying to make him a bad guy but he’s just so…French. He’s also a vampire and works for Interpol. Anyway…

    I hit a “reading” wall. The book I was listening to, which was a re-listen, just…stopped being interesting. I spent a lot of time trying to find something else. I finally landed on an audio version of Andre Norton’s WITHCH WORLD. A very oldie but still goodie for me. Even so, I don’t feel compelled to listen to it. There are two books currently out that I’d LOVE to listen to but while they are avaliable in freaking audio CD, they haven’t been released on Audible yet. SOOOOO frustrating.

    That pretty much sums up my weekend. I’m hoping for more words this week. I am WAAAAaaay behind on this project.

    Cheers to a good week for us all! 💖

  4. Viki S.
    February 1st, 2021 at 4:16 pm · Link

    It is so good to hear how Maggie is coming along with her recovery. I bet she does return to her kennel when the cone is lifted. It seemed to be her secure night time place.

    I still think it’s funny that you got caught taking her on a very minor walk. I bet it helped her with being able to do her business. Whenever your insides are exposed to air they tend to freeze up and passing “stuff” is difficult. You have an excellent DIL and a great vet tech in that she watches out for Maggie and also knows that some rules need to be stretched a little at times.

    How nice of Wizard to take the food to the shelter. They are always in need. Mine not only needs food but old towels and blankets too. It’s a good thing donating to them.

    We had a busy do stuff around the house weekend and I made turkey soup yesterday. Now I’m thinking of making a strawberry sheet cake for Valentine’s weekend.

    Hope you have a great afternoon and please give Maggie extra lovin’ from me.

  5. Jenn
    February 1st, 2021 at 6:01 pm · Link

    B.E., thanks :-) Loving Maggie isn’t hard, and she gives us so much.

    I think donating Kira’s food and toys was probably enough for one day. It’s only been, what, a week? You’ll go back, and one day, the right dog will be there for you guys. Sorry for the rain and cold. Our storm moved to torment the rest of the country :-( (Or at least, I think that’s the one that hit you? I’ve lost track of things a bit over the last week).

    I haven’t had coffee cake in years. I used to like it, but it never occurs to me to make it. Reading and vegging are always good!

    Happy Monday!

  6. Jenn
    February 1st, 2021 at 6:02 pm · Link

    Shonna, thank you! I hope your week is off to a good start.

  7. Jenn
    February 1st, 2021 at 6:09 pm · Link

    Silver, you had a release today! Yay! I snapped up TWICE THE TEMPTATION!

    If abnormal can be a word then unnormal should be too :-)

    Love the French vampire working for Interpol. I’d read that! I was just thinking I haven’t read a vampire story lately. I don’t know what put that in my head, but it’s true.

    I hear you on your audio books. I go through ups and downs, and have found switching to some podcasts helps me. No idea why. Also, I’ve had series just stop working for me and it’s frustrating because you WANT to still love them. Glad you found something that works for you.

    Hope you got the words you needed!

  8. Jenn
    February 1st, 2021 at 6:15 pm · Link

    Viki, yep, I thought it was funny too. Maggie is sort of conditioned to walk, so she was frustrated that I didn’t understand why she needed to walk. My daughter in law is great though :-)

    True about surgery, plus the antibiotics and pain meds add to it, but she’s better now.

    Ours needs blankets too. It’s good that you donate!

    Hope you were able to get all the stuff around the house done. Turkey soup sounds good in the cold! And strawberry sheet cake is perfect for Valentines day.

    Hope your Monday is going well!

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