Friday, September 21, 2018

FMM - Super-Sized Mishmash

I still can't get over the change in Paco - between an allergy medicine that actually works for him, and Prozac to calm his OCD licking, he's much more like his old self...and the sad thing is, now that we see him this way, Jeff and I realize that it's been years of a less-than-optimal life for him.  But look - this is something we haven't seen in forever:
He was watching Jeff lay out his running gear, but happily chilling in the family room with his bone.  I used to have to buy him new Nylabones every few months because he'd chew them down to small nubs, but he wouldn't use them prior to just a couple of weeks ago.

He's also sleeping more soundly, which might be partly due to the Prozac relaxing him, but also because he's not constantly itching and licking and chewing all the time:
He nosed the pillows off of the couch for this nap.
I was knitting on the other end of the couch, got up to refill my water, walked past him, and he never woke up, even when I took several pictures.  This dog was OUT.

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Remember when I wrote about my longtime hairdresser up and quitting the business?  Well, I've had three visits with her replacement and I am happy to report that we've gotten into a good groove with my hair.  I'd been going to my old hairdresser for so long that I never had to say anything about what I wanted; she just knew what to do.  I had an appointment this week and my new hairdresser got the highlights perfect - it took a couple tries to make the same magic happen, but it finally did:
All foiled up, processing away!
Shimmery blonde - ahhh!  Love it.

This is a good reminder to me that change can be OK, even when it isn't your choice.

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This is from last Saturday at Blue Baker:
Logan is at such a fun age - we can play with him and he plays back!

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Jeff and the marathoners have 10 miles to run this weekend, eek!  I'm aiming for 3, if it doesn't rain.  I was thinking I'd need to increase the mileage a bit more because we had a race scheduled for October 6th and I was registered for the 10K, but apparently the city of San Antonio and the Rock and Roll Marathon people denied permits and caused a big brouhaha and now the race has been moved to February 2019.  Which really stinks, especially for a fundraiser race.  Big money beats charity - somehow, it seems apropos considering everything that is happening in 2018 in general.

Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

  1. That's so crazy about the race--I didn't realize that RnR had any influence over that sort of thing. Just like everything else, big business wins. Sigh.

    Your hair looks great! I just had mine done and we changed it up a bit. Subtle but I love it!

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    1. Yeah, it sounds like RnR and the city of San Antonio must have a bit of, shall we say, a mutually beneficial agreement...

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  2. I'm so happy for Paco - and for you too! That pushing the pillows off thing is funny. Animals are funny aren't they?

    Your hair is so pretty! My hairdresser is a Navy wife and her husband just made Chief and it looks like they'll be going to San Diego. I'm going to have to make a change whether I want to or not. It makes me sad because she's the best colorist I've ever had.

    Reading that the marathoners are doing 10 miles makes me nostalgic for those days. Yet I don't do anything to run more than 3 miles or so. Ha! I hope your weather is a bit less humid for them.

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    1. I can deal with a haircut, but the coloring/highlighting is an art - I feel for you with having to find a new hairdresser. Maybe your current one will have some suggestions?

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  3. Yay to paco!!! That update just makes me happy! :-)

    Good reminder about change!!! I don’t like it either but it can be a good change...not always bad!!!

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    1. I am anti-change when it's not my idea, but yep - it's not always bad. ;)

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  4. Happy dog, happy blog. Love the sofa--looks a lot like one I have been eyeballing.

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    1. Is it from Haverty's? Because that's where ours are from and we really love them. I need to do a family room post on all the changes soon...

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  5. So glad you finally found something that works for Paco! I had my Elliot at the vet this week for the allergies and feet licking. She recommended Zyrtec. It's only been a few days but if it doesn't work I'm going to ask for something Rx strength.

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    1. Zyrtec! I didn't know that was an option. If you need to try something Rx, ask about Cytopoint - it's an injection that can last a month or longer, depending on the dog.

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  6. love your highlights! My heart is full for Paco being at peace again. Those changes can be so gradual that you don't notice how extreme they are until they disappear like that. Happy puppers :)

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  7. Oh wow! Nutso about the race being moved. Can you still do it on the new date?

    Your hair looks fab. I am glad things have clicked between you two!

    And so glad Paco is back to his old self. I hope you don't beat yourself up about not knowing how to help him. I think it's great you figured it out at all!!!

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    1. We can, but it'll be a crazy four weeks of Houston, then a 10/5 miler in town, and then the half/10K out of town...would have been nicer to spread it out a little more.

      I try not to think about how many years and how much money I spent spinning Paco's wheels at the old vet, ugh.

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