Posted : 12/24/2015 3:38:15 PM
Doug, I loved your photos. Jr. is such a beautiful dog, and your cabinets are gorgeous. The photo of the falls is exactly what a Christmas winter scene should look like. And I can just imagine what a fantastic setting it would be for a wedding -- I can picture the bride and groom and the wedding party on that bridge . . . so pretty!
Kate, we've got grey skies and drizzle right now -- maybe 40 degrees, but in the 30's at night, so it could get icy. They said snow down to 1,000 ft elevations, and our house is 600-700 feet, so we may miss it, unfortunately. We know a few people who are in central Oregon right now, and they've got close to two feet of snow. I wish I could look out my window and have a white Christmas tomorrow, but I don't think that will happen.
I came to work for just a couple hours -- it was a late start because I didn't get to bed until 2am. All evening, Ruby was her usual self -- ate fine, walked fine, did zoomies, etc. About 9pm, she started salivating, drooling, licking her lips. sneezed a few times, then began pacing and going in and out of her crate. She was clearly ill or in pain, so we took her out, thinking she'd vomit, but she didn't. She would not settle in one place, so we suspected bloat or something. We felt everywhere on her abdomen, checked her mouth, teeth, etc. (thinking she cracked a tooth on her nylabone). She didn't react anywhere to our touch, but she wouldn't stay in one place more than a minute, then just stared at us when she did sit down.
We were trying to decide if an emergency room visit was in order (I think catastrophically, so I worried about hemangiosarcoma or some internal bleeding or fluid. She finally settled on the couch at 11pm. DH went to bed since he gets up at 5am, and I stayed up next to her, prepared to wake him for an ER visit. But, she fell asleep on the couch next to me shortly after midnight, and at 2am I brought her to bed with me. She seemed fine all morning (ate, walked, etc.), so I came to work at 10:30am. I'm heading home in an hour, so hopefully she's still okay. Oy --- I was a wreck all night, thinking the worst. I have no idea what was wrong, but she was clearly uncomfortable.
So, hopefully we won't fall asleep at the table when we have dinner with our neighbors tonight. So looking forward to going there -- it's our gourmet cook neighbor, and they have a wood fireplace, so it'll feel as close to wintery Christmas as it gets around here.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas - enjoy your day with friends and family tomorrow!