After a not so super bowl, it’s been a brutal forty-eight hours. Seriously, could there have been a more boring game? I’d go over some highlights, but the only one I can think of is not having to use Melatonin Sunday night because the game put me to sleep. Unfortunately, we learned during the game that the hubby’s cousin was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident. She’s presently recovering in ICU at the University of Minnesota, please keep her and our family in your prayers.
Yesterday while I was on a conference call, Goalielocks started screaming. Fifteen year olds usually don’t scream for S&G, so I was concerned. I quickly ran out and found him with our eldest and beloved dog Maya. Maya was coughing up blood and Goalielocks was hysterical. After calming both of them down, I returned to my call and the hubby called the vet from the job.
We were able to get her into the vet late yesterday afternoon. My Hubby came home early, so he and Goalielocks were able to take her and I could keep working. No sooner had they left when Athena began crying and howling. She had spent her day cuddled next to Maya’s side. Athena loves her sister and is very protective of her. Literally, she cried the entire time they were gone.
The vet appointment took a long time, so I had to pick up my Mayor from the bus stop. I had him take Athena out, but she would only pull him to the front yard and not do her business. She was too preoccupied with Maya not being there. In fact, she broke out of the garage. Instead of running freely and as quickly as possible as she usually would, she stopped in the driveway again looking for her sister.
Unfortunately, the doctors found a mass in her lungs that they think is lung cancer. We are devastated. Maya is our first dog and has been a member of our family for almost ten years. Truly, she is an integral part of our family. The boys took it really hard. Goalielocks spent the night laying next to her making Maya was comfortable. The next steps are for Maya to go in for an ultrasound and some additional diagnostic testing. We’re hoping to do this in the next week or two. Meanwhile, I ordered every CBD treat and treatment I could find for dogs. I’m anxious to see how our doggies enjoy the peanut butter turmeric CBD treats we bought her. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday I took the Mayor to get a haircut. As he gets older, he is looking more and more like Jake. They truly could be twins separated by a mere seven years. More than that, he just looks old. He’s not my baby anymore. Sunday afternoon he had two games, which were fun to watch. It’s always nice to be at the rink ad with our hockey family. Plus, it wouldn’t be Super Bowl Sunday if we didn’t have a late afternoon hockey game. More to come on Sundays games and bad hockey parent behavior in a future post.
Meanwhile, in Minny my parents survived the brutal cold that is January in Minnesota. They’re presently looking forward to more accumulating snow as the week wears on. I have to tell you, I don’t miss it at all. Nevertheless, I’m relieved that my family is all safe and warm and wasn’t impacted by any of the energy outages experienced during the brutal cold.
I’m off to practice a little yoga and read a little Proust before heading to bed. Please keep our family in your prayers.