Had a scare this weekend. We thought we had lost Blake. He was following us around Saturday morning, real close but, you know, he's a dog, what can ya do.
Then about 5:00 DJ says Blake is acting odd and is limping. I take a look and yup, acting odd and limping alright! But, like a broken toe - what can ya do. So we "monitor" him and about 8:00 he is looking real bad.
He's barely moving, can't lift his head, limping and just looking pathetic. So we get him comfortable in his bed and let him rest. One though was that he had a stroke or something. He does get up from time to time but to me he looks like he hurt his neck or back.
As the night wears on he gets more and more sedate but seems comfortable, not whining or in any pain that we can tell.
Sunday morning we wake up early and he is in a coma like condition. We're shaking him and yelling and trying to get his attention but is a blank, unblinking stare. FINALLY he blinks and he is groggy! About that time we are looking for the nearest Urgent Care for Animals which SEEMS to be on Badger Road in Madison as the Sun Prairie one is closed.
Blake is waking up and moving a little now and goes out to pee and looks like he is in pain.
Long story short. We get him to Madison and they do tests and xrays and as of this writing it's seems to be bladder stones (like humans but all bladder in dogs). He had very high blood pressure which can cause a coma condition and he was in great pain (as any one with kidney stones will tell you).
I'll know more and update in tomorrows blog. This is costing us a pretty penny which has canceled our vacation next week to Door County, but I'll take some days off this week instead.
So my buddy Elweed the janitor/gardener is all pumped up about vines. The apartment building where is is not the janitor/gardener somehow killed some wonderful fines on their walls and he is looking for a replacement. SO, he is now all anal about vines.
We're driving around Columbus looking at peoples landscaping and we see a house and he says STOP and wants to walk around the house looking at it.
Well, I'm a LITTLE uncomfortable about having a couple guys looking like they are casing the place but he is out of his car staring at the house. The owner comes out and he goes right up to him and is asking questions about what is this and what is that and going on and on and the guy is like looking at us like who are you.
Of course I had just used up all my business cards but I introduce myself and tell him I'm a photographer and can I take some photos and he says yea sure like he does not have a choice and I'm all like I'll give you some photos and he's all like yea whatever just don't rob me and why is your friend fondling my vines?
SO - if anyone knows this house and it's owners let him know I'll drop off a couple 8x10s.
Since I have my camera back I was driving back from Madison and came across this sort of pre fall color photo. I love the differente shades of fields this time of year. Trees are not the only thing that turn color.
And of course since I drive past the new Energy Efficient Family Dental Center I took a few photos.
So - that my story. I have a ton of stuff to so before I pick up Blake!
Talk at ya tomorrow.