What a beautiful day here in Maine. It feels a bit like fall, but after three days of solid rain, I’ll take it! We got a chance to get into the big city yesterday. It was my son Kyle’s 25th birthday. I can hardly believe that little bugger came out of me that many years ago! He had to work so we went to see him there and gave him his gift. Later on when he got out of work, his sister took him out to celebrate. The latest news is Kyle’s girlfriend Sarah is now living down here too. She came last Wednesday for a visit from Bangor and is now living here with friends, four blocks from Kyle! It will be much easier for the two of them to save enough money to get an apartment now.
Obie is at the vet today for 8 hours, I just dropped him off. They will be checking his glucose levels four times during the 8 hours. This will tell us where he is at. I am doing much better with the syringes and injecting them! We have a regular routine now….thank God! Bobbie holds him and pinches the skin (making a tent as they say) and I inject. Up until a week ago, I absolutely HATED needles and so did he. I am getting quite used to them now. Go figure! Hey…if it will save Obie’s life, I can get used to it. No more peeing on the floor either! That’s a bonus! So…our little guy is doing fine. :):)
Saturday, I planted my entire garden with all new vegetables, since the frost got my other ones. It took me a while (I’m getting old) but I got er done. It looks good. I am thinking of creating a scarecrow for the garden if I can find the time. Not just any old scarecrow….I want it to be a woman. I was thinking she could either look like an old floozy or a Madame…..I’m leaning towards floozy. She could have a big floppy hat and big hoop earrings and a tight dress with a crazy bag to match. I am just not sure how I will create her. I have a friend that has mannequins all through her yard….all dressed up seasonally. She’s an artist. Maybe she’ll let me borrow a mannequin…we’ll see.
I started this post this morning. Obie is back and his glucose levels were low. He was on 3 milliliters twice daily. That has increased to 4 ml. twice a day now and then a recheck in 7 to 10 days. All is well otherwise. He has lost 2 pounds which he needed to anyway. He went in weighing 19 pounds and now is at 16.6. He was very happy to visit with everyone at the vet but glad to be home again. He’s snoozing away on the couch next to me as I type this post. It’s been quite an experience. If your dog or cat starts to drink a lot more water than normal and is frequently urinating, you may want to get them checked. Who knew it would be diabetes? I sure didn’t, but life goes on here, on Blueberry Plains.