This was one busy weekend and it hasn't stopped yet.
First, our pink post, the one before this one, was number 400. I never imagined I'd find enough to say to fill 4 posts, let alone 400. I had been thinking of having a contest to celebrate it, but 500 seems more appropriate to celebrate. That will give me time to think up a really nice prize or two or three. So later this year when we hit 500, be ready to join in.
On Thursday I fed the dogs early and got them settled in, then Rob and I went to see a local production of The King And I. It was my birthday present from Rob.
I love the play and especially the music from this show. I was a little apprehensive about seeing a local group tackle it because in my mind Yul Brynner will always be 'the King'.
We've been season ticket holders for the Springfield Little Theater and attended many shows. I've been pleasantly surprised many times by what good performances we've seen, but this one was special.
All the leads had strong voices and the king played by Derrick King was so good that he was a worthy successor to Yul Brynner. We sat in a box so we had plenty of room and we both had a wonderful time. We've been humming the songs all weekend. What a romantic play that is.
Friday was a big day. It was the day the four girls, Tess, Lola, Bailey and Norma Jean go visit Dr B for their checkups.
The girls get all revved up for this and are spinning and jumping and get their temps and blood pressure up as high as they can. They also get all the humans excited and our blood pressure goes up.
Weights were all perfect. Eyes, ears, etc were all perfect. They tried to take each of the girls to the lab separately to take their blood. That didn't work out so well. Tess, Lola and Norma Jean went along and soon came racing back to us, but Bailey went reluctantly and was gone for a very long time. Rob finally walked back to the lab and found Bailey muzzled and struggling to keep the three techs from coming at her with the needle. The doctor walked in and tried, but Bailey was frantic, so Rob brought her back and we let her hang with her sisters.
While each girl was on the table being examined, the others were playing in the sink. Rob turned the water on and they liked drinking from the faucet.
When we finished the exams, Dr B suggested we sedate Bailey and try again, but Rob suggested that he try taking blood from a back leg so that she wouldn't see what he was doing, while I hold her and talk to her. I stood in front of her holding her head with one hand and feeding her treats with the other. The doctor was able to get all the blood he needed.
I learned from this not to split them up when they're so excited and to stay with them as they depend on me to protect them. Bailey was just trying to defend herself from people with sharp objects and once I was there to protect her, she stood still.
When they got home, they ate dinner, then they slept all evening. They were exhausted from their big adventure. The blood reports were back on Saturday and they were all perfect.
The activities continued on Saturday as Rob and Morgan and Fudge and I attended a mini-seminar on Doggy Dentistry at the clinic. I'll post more about that in my next post.