No posts for a while with not much going on. We did have a sick dog on our hands. At first we thought that he was eating too many bugs outside which really messed up his digestive track. He was having problems with both ends which we were treating with pumpkin and peptobismal. All of a sudden I thought about infection and his teeth. I called the vet (this was Wednesday) and initially they couldn't get us in for a week but, miraculously, while I was on the phone, someone cancelled an appointment in half an hour. We were on our way. Harley has never let anyone touch his mouth since he got him at 9 months old. A retired vet was filling in at the office because they were shorthanded and very busy. She was great. Harley wouldn't let her get much of a look but she honed right in on the problem. Infected teeth. Before anyone thinks we don't take care of dental, you have to know that Harley has a very tiny liver so anesthetic is a risky procedure. We were faced with that difficult decision again. The vet had a bunch of blood tests done immediately and said his blood levels were very good considering his liver issues. He has been on special food and liver supplements since he was 9 and he is now almost 14 so it has helped. Next she sent the vet tech to check on the surgery room to see if it would be free any time soon. They were just about done with the scheduled teeth cleaning. Harley ate first thing in the morning so we were okay there. The vet said that she recommended extraction of his remaining teeth so he would never have to go through anesthesia again. He came through it all like a champ and was able to come home just before dinner on pain pills for a week and antibiotics for 3 weeks.
Friday, I was supposed to go to Brownwood TX where my granddaughter was having a Drill Team Show and my grandson was going in to be in his last band concert. My Son and DIL and their dog drove their car so I didn't take my car. Harley knew I was going in the RV and would have been real upset at not being able to go. We decided that he was doing well and could sleep in the RV just as well as at home so he got to go.
The Drill Team show was on Friday night. It was a great show. Morgan on the right.
After the show was over, we planned to boondock at Walmart because I couldn't get an RV spot anywhere in town for that night. Instead, we just decided to stay right there in the school parking lot. It worked out just fine although the parking lot was really well lighted. Steve's dog Angus slept very well.
They moved Cameron's band concert from Sunday to Monday at the last minute. We felt really bad but we just couldn't stay longer to attend. However, he plays on a city soccer team now that high school soccer is over so we showed up at his game on Sunday. He was really surprised to see us. He's the youngest player on the team but very experienced since he has been playing soccer since he was 5.