Ddi you know that you can have your pet’s prescriptions filled at your local pharmacy?
I discovered this a few months ago, when Bella was in need of some drugs but I couldn’t get to the vet before they closed. They called in a prescription to a nearby grocery store. I went to pick it up and shared a laugh with the pharmacist regarding what box to check on the acknowledgement screen, which requires you to identify your relationship to the patient. Among the options – child, relative, and other. (Dog was not an option.) The pharmacist told me that lots of people pick up pet prescriptions there and suggested I check child. Obviously, the pharmacist working that day was cool.
Bella’s never been one to spend hours snuggling with her humans. However, she used to enjoy hopping up on the couch, planting herself between her people, and falling asleep. We’d often find her on the couch by herself, napping away. When Tavish joined the family, they’d jump on the couch together (never quite touching, of course).
In the past few months, that has all changed. I don’t know if it’s that she’s lost some strength in her legs, if she’s getting grumpy in her old age, or something else. However, my little Bella seems to prefer her dog beds to the couch these days (or taking a nap under my feet but not on the couch).
Occasionally, I like to pick her up and put her on the couch just to see what happens. Sometimes, she hops right down and obviously has no interest. However, on Monday, I scooped her up and the following scene unfolded…
Hmmm… maybe this isn’t so bad.
Ah, I remember this…
She napped for a while (and the little dude even joined us)… and then Tavish barked at something, so she left the couch to investigate. That was that. It was just like old times for one peaceful and wonderful hour. I wish it could have lasted longer.
Anyway, how would you caption these photos? Share your captions in the comments!
Bella wants to be fed, and Tavish does too. If dogs could send Valentines, who knows what they’d do?
Well, I think I do. I’ve been working on some new canine Valentines (Valencanines?) to share with you this year. They’re not quite ready yet, but I thought I’d give you a little taste by digging last year’s selections out of the archives.
Okay, I must warn you – the photo below is pretty terrible. We’re talking should-have-deleted-it-immediately territory. It should really be in the don’t-let-anyone-see-this pile. The if-only-I’d-made-different-choices category. However, I kind of love it, in spite of the fact that it exposes my sometimes questionable photography skills.
To set the stage… this photo is the last one I took during the photo shoot for our holiday card this year. After I saw it, I couldn’t stop laughing and declared it a wrap.
I am the blurry cow, and Bella is my moon.
As you can see, I was not set up for an action shot. The light was low, as was my shutter speed. If only…
Today, on the last day of the year, I’m taking the totally original approach of reflecting on 2013. I don’t see a lot of this out there, which I find surprising – I mean, you’d think it would be a natural fit. I can only hope that my trailblazing example will inspire more reflection in the future as one year passes the torch to the next.
Sarcasm duly noted? Good. Because I know every website on Earth (and perhaps Mars?) is doing the same thing… and I don’t care. Nostalgia is my absolute favorite kind of -algia, and I finally put down a deposit on a nice little bungalow on Memory Lane. (It just makes good financial sense.) Let the reflecting begin! Continue reading →