Well, old man Winter is finally rearing his ugly head. Although it has only been flurries, it still counts as SNOW! They aren't predicting any accumulation to speak of, but after the incredibly warm weather that we have had this Fall, it is a sobering reminder of what January and February hold for us here in Ohio.
But the biggest weight on my mind today isn't the weather or even my upcoming dental procedures. It is Eightball. She has been handling her back problems fairly well; but now seems to be having other "old age" problems. Even though I have been feeding the dogs Fit-n-Trim lately, she has put on a lot of extra weight and now she is starting to suffer from more problems than just her back. Her breathing has gotten worse within the last couple of days, and both of her eyes have turned quite red. Jodi and I discussed this and although we would like to wait until after Christmas, I'm not certain that is going to be possible. Since she was originally Richard's dog, I've called and asked him to stop by tonight so I can get his feelings on the matter. By the end of this
week, I may have to make that appointment with the vet yet again this year. Although, I was hoping to stave off the inevitable, it seems that Eightball's time here is winding down. (continued next month)