Things are crazy.
Even though school is well underway and life should be settling down, I feel like I am always on the go: running, volunteering, doing errands. There are events at little man’s school that I am helping organize, new friends I’ve made with whom I have plans, t-ball, races, blogging, etc, etc, etc. The calendar, quite frankly, is full.
In other words. Life.
Mr PugRunner has been insanely busy. It’s a good thing, but his work days start early and end late. Add to that opposite training schedules and it’s tough to get time together. We have a date night scheduled, which is nice. We haven’t gone out by ourselves in a while, and it will be good to try a new restaurant and have some adult conversation that doesn’t revolve around Iron Man or the cafeteria menu.
Little man is doing great in school. We had his conference last week and his teacher had a lot of positive feedback about him. He loves her, loves his class, and loves learning. We’re thrilled about all of it. He’s come so far in the last few months and we couldn’t be more proud.
Sleep, however, is at a premium. Oscar has decided that, in good senior citizen form, his official wakeup time is 4:00 AM. He has also decided this is when he would like to eat breakfast, but I have a put a stop to that nonsense. I make him go back to bed, at least until the sun comes up. He’s happy, though, and doesn’t seem to be in any pain, so it’s hard to be annoyed with him.
Bentley is causing us worry. We noticed a red bump on his muzzle and took him to the vet. Turns out it’s either a bug bite, a mast cell cyst (malignant) or a histiocytoma (benign). Normally, the vet would just take a sample with a needle and have it analyzed, but Bentley, bless his heart, is not the kind of pug that tolerates any sample taking while conscious. He got a shot of benadryl and one of cortisone, and we are observing him for a few days to see if it improves, but after two days, not so much. It’s looking like we will have to go back to have him sedated. The vet will look at the sample under the microscope right then and there and if anything looks suspect, he’ll remove the area on the spot.
One day at a time, right?
Hopefully, things will ease up soon. We have a lot of good things coming up and so I try to stay positive.
How is your October treating you?
Do you ever just get weighed down by the sheer volume of things on your calendar?