Of Doggie Tales and Winter Storms

So for me, the whole point of moving to Texas was to get away from New York winters.  Never did I imagine the winter storms would follow me down to Texas, nor that the infrastructure in the Northeast makes such storms much more bearable than the one I weathered a few weeks ago.  But my family is safe, warm and healthy, and I think we can all hope that moving forward, the revelations about Texan leadership will bring about positive change for our state as a whole.

Speaking of healthy family members: my dog is finally recovered from her surgery back in November!  I have to admit, I had no idea what I was in for.  I thought the surgery would be the worst part, and that a few days of keeping her crated along with some bandage changes would have my precious Chromie racing around the backyard with her brother again.  Unfortunately, the crate was the least of my worries.  Chromie ended up developing some terrible pressure sores under the bandage, she had a few different infections and she even ended up needing an additional surgery.  But after last week’s check up, she finally has the all-clear to be a dog again, which makes the entire recovery process worth it.  She’s free of her crate and the ecollar (cone of shame!), and is once again dancing for her food every morning.  I’m sure she’ll miss the car rides (her favorite part of going to the vet) but I think she’s grateful to be able to play with her brother and the cats again.  I am grateful to no longer have to get up in the middle of the night to take her outside for a walk, especially when those walks required booties and a winter coat.  More than that, I’m grateful to have my happy little girl back.

Needless to say, I have been distracted lately in caring for my dog as she recovered and my writing and online presence has suffered recently, and for that I apologize.  Now that she is better (and hopefully now that winter is behind us) I hope to get back to regular updates on my writing, as well as knocking some more books off my TBR (wow, that really piled up on me!).  Here’s hoping that Reshi and Kestral and the gang haven’t gotten up to any mischief while my back was turned!

Chromie happy to be enjoying the sunshine again!

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