Monday, July 02, 2007

No teeth, no animal hair

Well, ok, no teeth is a slight exaggeration. Ds#2 fell yesterday while playing with the dog (don't let anyone tell you skateboards aren't dangerous), and did a face-plant, chipping both front top teeth. One just had a small corner missing, but the other was half-missing. Plus, with concrete burns, he also looks like he's sporting a soul-patch and a Hitler moustache. Ugh.

I took him to the dentist first thing this morning (I called their emergency number on Sunday, but they ascertained that his injury wasn't so serious that they needed to work on him right away; we were fortunate that his teeth weren't loose). We were there for about 2 hours 20 minutes, but they did a nice job rebuilding the chipped area. (see scary photo above; I wish I remembered to take the "before" photo for a comparison)

As for the animal hair, well, JT is back from CA and took the cat, their chickens, and our chickens home with him. I vacuumed as soon as Hairball left, and vacuumed again today as well as mopped thoroughly. Hopefully most remnant cat hairs are gone and ds#1 and I won't be as sneezy anymore.

Then, today, dh met up with CP and DC and handed over the dog. We are so grateful to them for taking her; they have a lovely farm and the dog will be so happy there with other dogs and cats to play with and tons of acreage to run around in. She'll be content while we're on vacation.

Boy, it's nice to be (nearly) animal-free again! Only Gaia and her chicks remain with us (L&I will take care of them). I swear, we either need to stop traveling, or get rid of our animals. They are such a hassle.

"To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge." ~ Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)