I'm pleased to report that my Holly went to the Vet yesterday to have the staples closing her incision removed. She has finished her antibiotic regimen, and is released as a patient with a clean bill of health. She has once again lost her appetite, and found that of a horse. She's back to her old habit of cleaning her dish without coming up for air, and snapping at treats; a habit that always annoyed me, but I'm grateful to see return.
She has no restrictions, and we're free to do anything we'd like together. Our thanks go out to Dr. Jay Wen, Dr. Dominic Gucciardo and the entire staff (including my wife Terry) at Hampton Veterinary Hospital, in Speonk, N.Y. for the highly competent and professional care they provide all their patients.
As an aside, here's a little poem I received in a recent birthday card from close friends. I thought all might enjoy it..
When we start to count flowers,
we cease to count weeds;
When we start to count blessings,
we cease to count needs.
When we start to count laughter,
we cease to count tears;
When we count happy memories,
we cease to count years.
Enjoy the day!