Daddy’s Home

I made it home about noon today from a week long trip to Florida and this was my greeting….

I live close to the Meramec River just south of St. Louis and I have to cross that river to get home.  There are like 3 or 4 bridges that cross the river without going more than a hundred-plus mile detour.  Most of those were closed yesterday but the water had receded enough to let them reopen the interstate this morning.  M7y flight got in at 10 am so it was just in time.

This is where the water flooded the interstate and closed it down for a day. The actual river is way in the back behind the white billboard.

 

Out like a light

Trixie has had a rough week.  She came down with something over the Christmas weekend. She was very restless and whiney over the holiday.  Monday morning I took her to her vet but the vet was closed for the holiday.  So I tried a new vet that is nearer to my house.  They checked her out and couldn’t find anything wrong. They prescribed Temaril-P for itching and inflammation.  It helped calm her down.  She’s still not completely back to normal but she hasn’t had a pill since Saturday morning, and that was half a pill.  She, and hence, we, had a rough couple of nights earlier last week.  Here, she’s taking advantage of some down time as the family was watching TV last night.

 

Gus at the Threshold

Gus has always had a hard time going through doorways. Way back when, he wouldn’t go through them at all. We had to carry him in and out.  He very gradually, but skeptically started going through them.  Then we got the automatic doggy door.  He did pretty well with that, he would eventually come in on his own but we always had to coax him out to go outside.  Now that we’ve converted the patio into a room, we have to relocate the doggy door. So, in the meantime, he’s got to use the people door.  

I decided today to record him coming in.  I recorded for 21 minutes and what you see above is the last 8 minutes of the recording.  He has gone in and out much faster than this in the last couple of days. But he’s always very cautious, just not usually this cautious.

 

Gus – 7 years ago

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Google photos presented this picture as a reminder from 7 years ago.  It’s so strange seeing this because Gus never really does this.  There are only two or three times I’ve seen him carry a toy around.  He doesn’t play with them at all.  He would walk around like this moaning or whimpering as he walked.  It wouldn’t last long at all. Then he’s put it down and walk away.  Poor little guy. He’s so sweet.

Trixie, on the other hand, loves to play with toys.  We have to silence the squeakers on the toys or we would go crazy in a short time.

 

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