TGIF! I am so glad to see this day come to an end.
First of all, things are actually better at work. Business is picking up, so I'm busier. Yay me. So that is a big relief - my boss isn't driving me crazy like a couple weeks ago.
Second, we did have Fruitcake put to sleep today. Last night was crazy - she pulled out a claw and the point was embedded in her paw-pad. Yuck. Blood everywhere. However it wasn't a big emergency - I took her to the vet this afternoon. The vet just cut it loose and pulled it out of her pad, and she didn't even flinch. He said she was suffering from renal failure, which was causing her to pee all the time, and drink and eat a lot. Actually (geeky info alert) the renal failure causes the body to slough off protein thru the urine and through the digestive tract instead of absorbing the protein and nutrients, so they are hungry all the time yet becoming emaciated. This results in irritation in the digestive tract which is likely why she was passing bloody poops. At the same time, she was dehydrated (part of renal failure) and had lost from 8 lbs. in September to just 5 lbs. today. He said she probably had anywhere from a week to a month left. I told him we had been discussing this all week and felt like it was really time to do it now, before she began to suffer. So it was done. I cried a little, but I absolutely know it was the right thing to do.
Third, happy thing!!! I talk to my son all the time, but today I decided to call Tara just to say hi. (she is so used to talking to her mom every day.... and I thought I'd just call her) (not really trying to take her mom's place, but just being there for her). She's still here in town until Sunday, and was babysitting her 2-yr and 3-yr old nieces tonight. I left her a message and she called me back later and we talked for over an hour!!! It was really cool. I enjoyed it a lot. We will do this more often from now on. I <3 (heart) Tara.
Fourth.... the Crusoe sock is slowly progressing. I think I knit 6 rounds tonight Tomorrow I will be knitting full-force. I have GOT to get this sock finished.
Ok, time to go to bed. Huggy love, hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow!!!