That's what it is like here when it's just Rocky and me! He's limping around, but if one of the kids would walk in the door he would be leaping high into the air.
Donald took us to a nearby Banfield Pet Hospital yesterday, which isn't as bad as it sounds. Banfield is a veterinarian service often located in Petsmart; but the one about a mile from me is strictly a vet. I walked out with 3 prescription medicines but no real diagnosis. Sometimes he limps, but when we get a visitor he leaps into the air in pure joy and excitement, so I don't know what to do with him. I much prefer this Banfield location to the one I've always gone to which is co-located with Petsmart. They also offered to clip his nails, but only clipped a small part off each nail - they will do more when I take him back in 3 weeks. His nails are totally black so they can't see the blood line, which they try to avoid. I am so sick and tired of being sliced to the bleeding point with those claws of his, I can't get too worried if he bleeds a drop or two when getting them trimmed.
I've decided I definitely will feel more comfortable while walking by having some assistance. I ordered a hiking stick online that should be delivered Monday, and I like the looks of it in the ad. It definitely doesn't look like a cane. My daughter told me she saw a man walking down the street with a hiking pole as she was driving to work last week. Clever devil!
I've been busy studying planting guides and info, as I am anxious to get some seeds into the ground. I've planted a number of varieties in those little peat pots, which will be easy to transplant when they start to sprout. It looks like the next 2 weeks will continue in the high 90's, but I'm sure looking forward to when we finally get to the 80's or even 70's. I'm just a cool weather flower and don't do well in the heat! This morning I saw two zucchinis that will be ready to pick in a day or two, plus a few more flowers on the plants, and I'm sorry to see the end of these wonderful fruits. They've been such a staple in my diet for a while. It's a shame I don't like them after they have been frozen because I can't really handle more plants than I cultivated this year. I have to eat the produce as it is ready to be picked.
This year I tried to stake my tomato and squash plants, but I am going to see if one of the guys in the family can build me a wooden trellis or two for next year.
Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend for those of you who live in the U.S., and have a happy and safe weekend for those of you who live elsewhere!
Trail Camera Photos From Last Fall:
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