If posting seems sporadic lately, it’s because I’ve been dealing with some major family crises. A few weeks ago my eldest dog Ralphie went into renal failure; after a 4-day hospital stay with daily visits, it was determined that there was nothing we could do to save him. We brought him home last Monday afternoon and, after giving him 76 wonderful, pampered hours, he was euthanized on Thursday (incidentally, my birthday).
Two days later we rushed our second-eldest dog Kaylee to the same ER for a snake bite, which turned out to be the least of our problems. The vet ran her bloodwork “just in case” and found that she, too, is in renal failure. She’s currently undergoing the same treatment as Ralphie, which will hopefully lead to a slightly better outcome - a few weeks or months vs. a few days.
(We had our other dogs checked out in case there was some weird environmental cause - they all managed to walk through a puddle of antifreeze at the park and lick their paws clean without my noticing, for example - but the five youngest are all in great health. The vets are fairly positive that the timing is just a coincidence. A horrible, horrible coincidence.)
Anyway, I have a bunch of posts queued up, but they’re only set to publish once a day since I don’t particularly care for the order, and tumblr doesn’t make it especially easy to reorder the queue. Maybe I’ll bump it up to two or three depending on how things go. Feel free to submit in the meantime, but don’t be surprised if your posts/asks don’t show up for days or even weeks.
This feels like a silly thing to worry about right now, but I figured I owed y’all a heads-up. Ditto on the fuck yeah vegan ice cream blog. In the meantime, positive thoughts are most welcome. I could use all the strength you have to spare.
Ralphie the dachshund, Kaylee the rat terrier, and your fully clothed (for real!) blogger during happier days.