Today was the day for my 7 year old boy to miss breakfast and head down the road to the Smith Flat Animal Hospital. He was booked to be knocked out and have his poor knees x-rayed, to see if this problem, suspected by the vet, was easily repaired. Um, in a word, no. He has not torn his ACL in one or both knees but has "Degenerative Arthritis" in both of his knees.
A few years ago, this would have thrown me for a loop, but whatever has to happen to help this young guy through the rest of his years, we will do. When we return from vacation and Stitches West, we will make an appointment with an orthopedist at the amazing hospital where Sashie was assisted with her leaving. We will do what we have to do, to give him a good life, especially with the uber-active Trixie-the-bouncing-dog in the picture.
He is such a Good Dog. (He was only 5 months old, here.)
The family has begun to assemble for our epic journey, all together, to Kauai. I will, of course, take lots of pictures and hope to come back to Real Life with a little bit of evidence of Vitamin D!
In the meantime, here is what is keeping Lorrie busy, until we leave. We do, amazingly enough, have THREE booths to "fill", this year and the showroom bins are stuffed!
I leave you with a little bit of Eye Candy.