So my lovely husband Troy is heading to a boys cottage weekend and taking our dog Cliff with him. A great time, good for all involved right? So write my research paper why am I paranoid that he is going to somehow lose my dog? I say ‘MY’ even though he is ‘OUR’ dog…interesting freudian slip Kelly… I wouldn’t worry half as much if he was taking our son,

but for some reason Clifford is my little (BIG) man that I feel quite protective over. I spent the evening searching for his dog collar tag which fell off a few weeks ago, and cell phone spy app when I didn’t find it I wrote in LARGE black sharpie on the inside of his collar, our number and his name. Then I proceeded to get angry with Troy over making sure he was bringing enough food, proper bowls, his meds (cliff has a long list of medical woes), and of corse the ‘gulpy’ for the long car ride. I even made him promise to make sure he doesn’t allow him to eat too many twigs and drink lake water…asking repeatedly to bring fresh water with him wherever he takes the dog…like I said, I am neurotic. I apologized later, but perhaps the fact that we have struggled with Cliffords health for the past year and a half has made me a little overbearing on whether he is being looked after. I can’t even imagine what I would be like with a sick kid…insane I am sure. It all started almost 2 years ago when Cliff had issues getting up, then he started to growl at Finn when he was around so we began the long and EXPENSIVE phone spy app monthly vet visits. After almost 6 months, too many tests, too much money, and never coming to a conclusion, we finally found out that he developed an auto immune disease which began from a contracted virus that made his body react and joints swell to combat the problem. The virus is long gone, coursework writing service but his body still fought it and therefore he just shut down and could barely walk. I have spent many a night worrying over our big shit pump and seeing him suffer was awful. Now he is on a steroid treatment and we are seeing lots of improvement but we still battle with other things that are probably a cause of the steroid use. For one, he gets horrible bloody poops if he eats something bad (hence my terror over lake water which is the sure fire trigger), and believe me, no one, NO ONE how to write a essay deutsch wants to walk into their sons room and see what I have seen Clifford do to his white rug (which we just rolled up and said buh bye to immediately). Another issue is that he was so sedentary for so long that he got hot spots on his elbows and now we have to put on his ‘legs’ each night before bed in order to get them to heal up. It’s just a harness that wraps around his elbows and gives some padding but I think you can tell where I am going in that, the list seems to never end with Cliffy. I can honestly say that with my schedule being so flex, I am his main caretaker, I still take him to Barrie for monthly vet visits with the specialist, administer the pills, get him groomed, buy his food, feed him, monitor is weight cause he got super hungry on the ‘roids, clean his ears, teeth, asshole (ugh), deal with the Pet Insurance people (thank god we did this), walk him…you name it, I am his go to gal. Dogs are amazing, but if you have a sick one, it is another http://orderessayonlineon.com/ child altogether. That being said, this is the first time in almost 2 years that he seems his old self again and I guess paranoia has set in and I just can’t see him suffer like that again. So this is me, trying to take a chill pill and giving up control of my dog for a weekend and trusting my husband to watch over him and take good care of him. I will report his health next week and cell phone spy am sure he will have arrived home just fine and having a great time chasing squirrels and watching Dad and his friends drink too many beers :) So here’s to letting go of my fears and me just texting Troy every morning to make sure my first baby is still ok :)  

The day we brought our big shit pump home!

The day we brought our big shit pump home!

We enjoy placing hats on him...oh and joe fresh boxes too.

We enjoy placing hats on him...oh and joe fresh boxes too.

Sporting Finn's jacket

Sporting Finn's jacket

This year he made it to his 6th birthday - always a celebration!