Another chilly (below freezing) morning, but at least it is not windy (currently). Yesterday over lunch, we decided that Mabel should have a visit to the vet since she was still limping and hopping. I called and amazingly, got an appointment for 2:30. She was not pleased to go and was somewhat vocal in the car, but once there she settled in. First she was weighed (she is now 9.01 lbs - up from 7 lbs in the fall!!). The vet examined her paw while the tech held her (they are much better at that than Fletch and I are!).
Turns out Mabel does have a very small wound under one of her pads (beans). Very small, very minor. She may have stepped on a thorn or briar or something - who knows? The vet cleaned it up (I saw dirt on the gauze, but no blood) and then gave her an injection of antibiotic. We came home with some liquid pain medicine should she need it (so far she has not gotten any). The worst part is that she must stay inside for 5 days and I'm not sure we will all survive that! And, she cannot lick or chew on that paw. If she does, she will have to wear the cone of shame (which we do not have...would need to get one).
I'm happy to say that she lasted through the night quietly. "She was, of course, very vocal by the door when we got home from the vet, but we kept saying "No" and eventually she walked away to take a nap somewhere. She was quiet all night (allowing me to sleep for 7 hours straight), but has been fairly vocal this morning. She is desperate to go out and commune with the birds.
She seems to be walking better and not hopping, so I assume everything is on the mend. I'm thankful that the vet could see her so quickly, and I'm glad we decided to take her in. Now we just need to get through the next few days! LOL
The other part of this post is a Finish! Yup! The Pi Socks are finished. I finished off #2 after dinner last night and wove in all the ends. Fletch loves them.
Fraternal twins and just so soft! Sarah reminded me that the "fraternal" part is the fun part with Lisa's Pi Yarn - the stripes are non-repeating just like the digits in Pi (duh! guess that's why she names it Pi Yarn).
The Pi Yarn is from Fibernymph Dye Works (I ordered the Mountain Tweed BFL which contains Neps) and used #2 needles. They are just a plain sock - no pattern. 15 rows of ribbing at the cuff, 75 rows for the leg, an eye of the partridge heel flap and then 75 rows down the foot before the toe decreases begin. The second sock for me always seem to go faster than the first and, true to form, I started sock #2 just a week ago!
After finishing the sock and weaving in all the ends (a mini was used for the cuff, heel flap & turn and the toes), I had the pleasure of looking through some stash to see what my next pair of socks may be. I've picked out two skeins and I may just need to cast on for two pair!
My 10:00 conference call has been cancelled, but unfortunately I still have one at 1:00 (nap time - don't they know??). Happy end of March! I'm hoping for sunny skies and some warmer temps. Have a great weekend!