Today I am car less. It seems a few weeks ago someone backed up into the front of my car and left a huge dent. A huge dent and no note with information on it I might add. Sigh, some people are just not very nice. I did not notice it right away as it is in the front passenger side of my car. It must have happened over the weekend at some point. Again, heavy sigh. Today was the day to get it fixed, but also the day Little Buddy's helper at school needed to leave early. With no car it was just to hard to figure out how to get him early so we decided to have him stay home. His regular teacher was also going to be absent. They sent home his work and I did not have to worry about him, a win win. What was super exciting is big brother had to drive him to pick me up when I dropped off my car. A ride in big brother's car is the best. We are now done with homework and classwork for the whole weekend. Hooray!
The Hank/leg injury saga continues. He would not leave it alone and had to be put on tranquilizers Monday and of course use a protective cone to thwart his leg licking abilities. Let me just say that tranquilizers don't do much with his puppy stamina and well apparently cones can be eaten. Lets also say a certain husband of mine might not have listened to me when I asked him to put the larger cone on Hank when he went into his crate on Wednesday when my husband went to work. And lets just say a certain oldest son of mine came home early from work to do paperwork and found Hank with his cone off, and Bear and Hank both chomping on the plastic. And it might just be that this son did not completely understand how to put the large cone on while attaching it to Hank's collar from the directions he received from me over the phone. And to make the story even better lets just say the babysitter did not watch what Hank was doing in his crate, where she placed him for a bit and he got that large cone/collar off and Bear and he both had another crunch fest. You can almost imagine how thrilled I was to find out about the second cone and collar after I got home from yet my third 13 hour day in a row. It would have been nice to know about the second cone/collar before I made it home because I had to pack up Little B and take him to the pet store at 8:00 at night to get more protective cones and a new collar. I. Was. Not. Happy!
I found this new type of collar at the pet store. It blows up and attaches with Velcro in two places around the neck. It also has a strap that goes under his front legs, across his chest and hooks back into the collar. It is supposed to restrict his ability to turn his body to reach his legs. Now this ultra flexible, apparently yoga practicing dog of mine can still reach it if I don't have that strap super, super tight. Still he is finally starting to heal, finally. This has been a 12 day ordeal for me. All because I cut him with the scissors trying to get a big mat off his leg. You can only imagine the mats that are occurring from all these collars and straps. I'll deal with those later. He is sure happy to be off all those tranquilizers, look at that smile even if he looks like he has a whiplash injury!
I think because of all the dog stress, political stress, my work load stress, and of course just life stress I caved in and bought yarn. I have just been so good this year and really have only bought vacation yarn which we all know does not count when on a yarn diet or yarn restrictions. It was that darn time at the vet's office when we were waiting to be seen and I had all that time on Pinterest. Seeing that beautiful Lakeside Pullover made me want to make it right away with the yarn suggested. Of course I don't have the yarn for it in my stash, and after reading up about Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist, yarn that was made with crocheters in mind, I had to buy some. I looked it up and wouldn't you know they had the right amount of skeins, in my favorite color, right at the Joann's near me. So I went and bought it. And while there they had this beautiful Buttercream Luxe Craft Yarn, which I think is now a Joann's yarn brand, on sale so I also bought it. Well you see I did have to spend so much to use my $10 off coupon. I am not usually a Joann's yarn shopper but am interested in how these yarns will work up. Have any of you used them?
Okay, I am out of here. I have Little Buddy enjoying a movie after all the work he has done and I still have work to do around the house to catch up from my work week. Happy Weekend!