Our sweet puppy, Maverick, got very sick. We figured he ate something (he was always eating socks and other things on the floor) and was having trouble passing it. We waited for a few days to see if he would get better. Finally we took him into the vet. He was really so sick.
At that point they x-rayed him and found that he had eaten a screw. They wanted to watch him for 24 hours, get him hydrated, and see if he could pass it on his own.
The next day he still hadn’t passed it, and now his internal organs were beginning to swell. They needed to do surgery. But the vet also thought that Maverick would likely do it (eat something he shouldn’t that could cause problems) again and again.
We decided to give him the surgery and then adopt him to a new family (a single woman who is also a vet, and friend of the vet who took care of Maverick) so that he would be in a home where there just wouldn’t be anything on the ground.
It was such a hard couple days for our family. And now that it’s been a few months, I’m still so sad when I think about him. I know he’s in a great home where he can be watched over, but we sure loved our little Mavi!
One thing we were super excited for this year was Draper Days. It’s the town celebration, and it’s held in the park right next to my house! This meant we didn’t have to fight traffic or search for parking. We walked back and forth to the events. When we were bored/hot/tired we went home. When…Read More
One big problem that I haven’t figured out the solution to yet is busyness.
How do I not run every day from one activity to the other while still providing opportunities for my children to grow, memories to bind us together as a family, and keep our household and lives running smoothly?
If you know, please tell me.Read More
We limped most painfully along to the end of the school year. On the Sunday before Memorial day ( two weeks before the official dismissal of school) I told the kids that if they didn’t want to go to school I wouldn’t make them. No one took me up on that though. I just never…Read More
Here’s a sampling of the chore charts I’ve made for the summer, as well as “Cleaning Cards” that will get framed and put in each room so the kids know to what standard I expect things to be done. The kids are pretty darn good at picking things up, and even vacuuming and sweeping. But…Read More
On the 15th of May I received a text message from my mom: Uncle Bob had a stroke the evening before. Things looked good though. They were able to get him to the hospital fairly quickly. She’d keep us up to date, but there was little we could do but wait for the time being.…Read More
This spring we got itching to get going on something. Since the house is a bit more involved of a process, we decided to set to work on the yard. Unfortunately it’s been a really cold cold wet wet spring, and things haven’t exactly gone smoothly. Still, we’ve been able to get a fair amount…Read More