We’ve been incommunicado for a really good reason. If you’ve been looking for the red head, you’ll be happy to know that he has been enjoying some R & R on the sunny side of the state.
It’s a pretty big deal for Karen and I to take a vacation. Between getting the same time off and boarding the dogs, we usually only get away once every two or three years together. Vacationing in Sunriver, Oregon was never even on the horizon. We were looking at a couple of different road trips. When Timber got sick, we weren’t even sure we would be able to get away. Then, we had to find a place with a kitchen so that we could keep the red head’s tube feedings going and Sunriver, Oregon had the perfect place.
We found the perfect little cabin that had accommodations fit for a king and queen.
And Mr. T loved being the center of attention.
I’m sure that most people take their Cuisinart on vacation with them, it was a necessity. So much so that the minute we got to the cabin we realized that we forgot kibble for Crystal. What kind of dog mommies are we?
We found an amazing pet food store in Bend, Pet Food Express. They were so helpful. We explained to them about Timber and everything we were going through. They opened up a bag of food and offered Timber a bite of Stella and Chewys Duck, Duck, Goose. Timber absolutely loved it as he at bite after bite.
To say the least, we were beyond thrilled thinking we had found a winner. See that bag back there, solid gold I tell you. That is about one day of food for a growing baby borzoi… $30. But hey, we are desperate. So we bought a few bags and took them home. He ate a some more after we got home and we called the store back to have them hold some more. We hopped back into the car and drove back to Bend and bought them out of their Duck, Duck, Goose.
The next day Timber looked at the food like we were trying to poison him. He grazed on it the rest of the vacation, but he sure never took after it like he did that first day. We finally did figure out a system to make the tube feeding easier
Sunriver has miles and miles of walking and biking trails. Timber and Crystal could hardly wait for their walkies. One of the things that made me so nervous about the trip was Timber’s lack of leash behavior. Not only has he pulled Karen right off of her feet, he’s given me at least an addition 2 inches in length in my arms. I was really worried about walking him everyday, but he was awesome.
I knew Crystal would be perfect because she always has been and Timber rose to the occasion, we just could not have asked for a better boy.
The cabin had a king size bed and Timber was pretty sure they put it in there for him. He loved that bed. Most evenings Timber went to bed early just so that he could get his half out of the middle.
It was such a relaxing vacation. It really was about Timber… eating, walking, sleeping and repeating.
An update to the barium study, as of 5 pm tonight, the barium is lingering is his colon. The doc said she had never seen it do this before, so tomorrow morning we go in for more x-rays to see if it is moving. Tonight he had a total of 74 x-rays. On Wednesday we are scheduled with a specialist in Portland.
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