Crazy busy here. Trying to get everything done before Memorial Day. Don't know why I stress about it. We will still have Memorial Day even if I don't finish everything.
In the midst of all that, life goes on. Wall-E, the wonder dog, whose boy is Gavin, (my grandson) is sick. He has been listless this past week and lost a good bit of weight. Last night was a nightmare. He is in pain, but I don't know where the pain is coming from. When I picked him up (very gently) he yelped and actually tried to bite me. Wall-E is a gentleman and would never bite me. He was trembling non-stop all night and would cry out occasionally if one of the other dogs accidentally bumped him.
The best sleep I had was when I got up at 5:30 to let the short legged dogs out. Toni Louise was in her usual position next to her master and Wall-E stayed on my side of the bed. I let the doxies explore the yard for over an hour while I slept in a sitting position on my couch. Wall-E usually goes out with the short legs, but he just looked at me when I offered to help him down to the floor.
He lay on my couch until HeWho took him to the emergency vet. There appears to be a knobby looking growth on his rib cage. The way he was laying made it quite visible. I had felt something there a couple of days ago when I was trying to determine why he was in pain. Today it is a lot bigger.
I am waiting to hear what the vet has to say. I have to stay here because we have campers in for the weekend. I have to admit that I am not very patient and quite worried. He is only 11. So far the only information I have from HeWho takes dogs to vets, is that he has lost 4 lbs. That is a lot when you consider that he was only 18 lbs. to start with and that he lost this in a little over a week.
But more than anything, he is first and foremost my grandson's dog. I am only his caregiver. His heart belongs to Gavin. The dog loves us and would, no doubt, be unhappy without us, but when Gavin is around we are just a background in his little dog life.
So, I am desperate to find something to take my mind off everything while I wait. Something physical. I have already re-worked the pool supply wall and filled the soda machine and moved all the merchandise on the floor and swept. I think I should mop it now. The store is just busy enough to be annoying and the sky is threatening rain, but not delivering. Yes, mopping it is. I thought about cooking, but I might set the kitchen on fire again if I get distracted. I have already done that twice. Yeah, I think I will stick to mopping and maybe painting something, like a wall or a ceiling.