Conrad is tired of having to wear sweaters on our walks! He is always all for it in the beginning of winter, but then I think he just wants it to be warm again after a few months.
His vet called last Thursday, and the little growth she aspirated has no malignancy, so that’s good! So now I get to decide if it should be removed anyway, because there were some fatty cells. It seems like it is getting smaller since it was aspirated, though, so I haven’t decided yet.
Work has been a bit bazonkers lately! I am hoping it slows down of the summer at least for a little while, but that’s not looking likely. If this is the new normal for me at work, I am going to need more coffee. I’d rather just hang out with Conrad or Eli.
Conrad had a visit from his groomer, which was bad enough. Then he had to go to the vet!
The vet visit was a regular senior wellness check up (they consider any dogs age 7 or older to be seniors and Conrad is 10-ish). So he got weighed, and another nail trim, and some vaccinations. He also had a small growth aspirated, and I am supposed to get the cytology results by the end of the week. It looked like a sebaceous cyst to me, which he gets sometimes. They crop up for a month or so and go away. Conrad’s vet seemed to think it looked more suspicious than that and she’s the one with the degree, so I agreed to the testing.
Hopefully it’s nothing! It is very small right now, so if it does need removing, that should not be too much of an issue. I was hoping to avoid any more major vet bills for a few months, but why would I think that would even be possible with my animals at this point? Ha! They make it up to me daily in their cuteness, at least.
I’d like an ice day from work.
Then I can spend it with Conrad! (There is really only a very slight chance, but let me cling to it irrationally, please.)
Conrad is just about over wearing sweaters. He’s all for it in November, but around February, which it almost is, he’s really fussy and meh about me trying to get a sweater on him. Put he has such short hair and almost no hair on his belly so if he wants to be outside for longer than a minute, he has to wear one when it’s cold (or he starts shivering and sits down to insist I now must carry him).
He’s even funnier if it’s raining outside. No, he DOES NOT want to go outside when he can hear the rain on the roof!
It’s “the holidays” so don’t expect me to adhere to any kind of regular schedule until, like, after January. The holiday stuff actually isn’t so bad, but UGH CEDAR. I am not a super energetic person to begin with, and the cedar has me in half-extinct giant sloth mode. But Conrad is still cute. And still sleeps more than me!
No, really. He’s dachshund. He sleeps all the times.
And of course I think it’s the cutest thing ever.
I don’t really have much time off for Christmas, but I am hoping for decent weather. Cold is fine, but no rain, please. I would like to walk my dog and ride my horse a little more than what is happening right now. I think that could be part of why my energy is sapped — I haven’t been able to do the things that motivate me. It may take more energy to do those things, but I feel like I gain a lot of energy back when I get to do them regularly.
There is a certain practicality to putting Christmas decor up right after Thanksgiving … when else is anybody going to have the time to do it? So Conrad got his walks…
And he got snuggly blanket time ..
And then I tried to make him sit in front of the tree. And these were the best results:
He only knows “sit” but not “stay” so I couldn’t get far enough away from him to get a good shot of him and the whole tree.