So far today I have been addressed as:
All by people who had my full name and email address prior to sending me an email. Nice.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Todd did go to St. John's, Newfoundland for a work conference. I stayed behind for work and to take care of the dog. I am glad I don't live in Canada. He said it never really got above 50-degrees the whole time and it was usually very gray out or raining. I would go crazy. It reminds me a bit of the winters we experienced when we lived up by Cleveland. Below is a picture of Todd while out exploring the island. He saw lots of icebergs and ate a lot a fish.
Also, I am happy to report our garden did survive the flooding. We weren't sure it would since it was under about 2-feet of water. But, we cleaned it out after the water subsided and staked everything back up. So, that seemed to work. In fact, things seem to be growing well as evidenced by our broccoli below. We also have already have peppers on Todd's jalapeno plant. Crazy!
We didn't have a big celebration, but Lucy turned 3 last week. She hasn't calmed down much (when do labs ever become calm?), but she has started turning a little gray on her chin. Despite the gray, we still get asked if she is a puppy since he is so petite and high energy!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Other parts of the state were not as lucky. Several areas just north of us by 20 miles are devastated. We got upwards of 7 inches of rain over night and other areas around us got a lot more. All of the major highways out of Bloomington were closed and some of them even have sections washed out. Many local lakes had dams that were breached and thousands of people have evacuated their homes. It has been a week of weather as we had another day of flooding earlier this week and severe weather with tornadoes around us several different nights. Hopefully, the coming week will be a little more peaceful.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
The sad news is that the pups never arrived. Freyja (the female mother) was taken to the vet last week because she wasn't showing signs of being in hard labor and her temperature was rising. It was decided that she needed a c-section to get the pups out. During the procedure the vet found she had a twisted uterus and that the one pup that she had been carrying was dead. It was determined the pup died when the early labor started to push it down towards the birth canal but had no place to go due to the twisted uterus.
Needless to say, we are pretty sad. Todd was excited to get another dog to train and I was happy that Lucy would have a playmate and someone to keep her occupied. We are looking at other breeders again or we may wait until Skoog Kennels breeds again next year with another dog.