Paranoid Pet Owner

To the five of you who are reading my blog today, hellllllllo! Since today is the busiest travel day of the year, I know many people are out and about riding in planes, trains and automobiles as they head to their Thanksgiving Day destination. If you are traveling today, I wish you safe travels!

Ryan, Sadie and I are leaving for my mother-in-law’s house in Sarasota late this afternoon. I am ready to get the Thanksgiving fun started!


Today’s workout began with a 30 minute walk/run treadmill workout before I hit the mat for some abdominal exercises. It felt good to sweat, but I left the gym with a light headache. I’m not sure what’s up with that, but I’m hoping it goes away soon. I’ve had a sore throat for two days now, so I’m taking my vitamins, drinking lots of water and crossing my fingers for a healthy Thanksgiving weekend!


Once we arrived home from the gym, I ate a banana and took a quick shower before heading out to run a quick errand. While I was out, I popped into Starbucks for breakfast.

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I ordered the egg white, spinach and feta cheese wrap with a small peppermint mocha.

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I brought my laptop into Starbucks so I could blog as I finished my breakfast. I plan to stay here for a few hours to get some work done before I have to take Sadie back to the vet for a check up later this morning. The goop in her eyes is completely gone, so it’s just a routine follow up appointment, although she has this little bump on her skin that appears to be growing with every passing week. The rapid growth has me a bit concerned, so I hope we can get that little guy checked out, too.

Paranoid pet owner!


(I snapped that picture of Sadie last night as she was watching Paula Deen on television. She cracks me up! She was very invested in Paula Deen’s mini pork sliders.)

See ya in a bit!


  1. Jacqueline Reedy says

    I am very concerned about my pets as well. We have had 8 vizslas throughout my parents and my life. We love them!!
    We currently have Remi, he’s a year and a half with non stop energy and sticks to you like velcro. He is our “love muffin,” ha.
    A year ago, on June 25th 2011, we had to put our 8 year old vizsla, Bosley, down. It was extremely hard and to this day I really cannot talk about Bosley without getting choked up. Not to make you even more paranoid or worried, but I think you should be proactive and get that bump checked out ASAP, especially if it is growing quickly.
    When Bosley was 5yrs, that was the first time we noticed a bump near his leg. It actually took months before it really grew much and my parents waited too long to take him to the vet to get it checked. The bump didn’t phase Bosley, he was still hyper and full of life. When they finally did get this bump checked out, we found out some really tough news…Bosley had cancer, it was a cancerous lump. My parents arranged for them to remove the tumor through surgical procedures but the vet informed us that it can still come back and spread throughout his body. One year later, another bump popped up on Bosley’s body, where his front, right leg meets his chest. They took him to the vet and had it checked out, it was cancerous as well. My parents did yet another surgery to remove the tumor.
    One year later, around the beginning of June (2011), we spotted a new bump where his neck meets his chest. (Yet another cancer tumor) This bump grew to the size of a softball in less than two weeks and for the first time we saw Bosley being defeated by the tumor. He was fighting to breath, he couldn’t eat, hardly drank, was constantly sleeping/whining…it was the toughest thing to watch Bosley, our family member, fight to stay alive and in pain.
    As tough as it was, putting Bosley down was the best choice for HIM. He was no longer himself, he was in pain beyond our imaginations, and he no longer could eat or drink. He was one of the best dogs I have ever had in my life, I will never forget how excited he was every day…greeting us every morning and snuggling with us every night, his tail was always wagging, and he was just full of life. We loved that dog.
    I am telling you this, not to make you sad, upset or even afraid, but because I think if we had been more proactive when we noticed the very first bump, things could of been different. I do not know this for sure, but I do believe maybe we could of nipped it in the butt in the beginning.



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