My car was finally ready for pickup after my accident (but I ended up spending two hours at the garage after some complications…) and we were in and out of the vet’s office with Sadie a number of times. We are feeling very grateful because Sadie seems to be healing well after she was bit on her back right leg by another dog on Monday. Thank goodness!!
I shared a little bit more about this on my Instagram Stories but in case you missed it, earlier this week we were playing at a beach near our house where dogs always play fetch off-leash in the water and Sadie trotted over to say hello to an off-leash golden retriever. Apparently this was NOT okay and the dog immediately lunged at Sadie and everything happened in two seconds. (The owner and I waved at each other when we arrived and she didn’t say her dog was uncomfortable around other dogs, so it was very unexpected — and I think the owner was surprised by her dog’s reaction as well.) The dog’s owner screamed at her dog and quickly got control over him as Sadie rolled over and passively submitted to the dog’s attack.
I was terrified but everything happened so fast that it was over in an instant. Sadie didn’t have any blood on her leg and wasn’t limping at all after the bite. Truthfully, she didn’t seem fazed which was a big blessing. The owner apologized profusely and I truly thought Sadie just had some hair ripped out of her back leg since the single puncture didn’t bleed until after we got home. (We were told this is apparently common with deep punctures.) It wasn’t until after we were home and Sadie actually let me examine her leg that I noticed the wound and called the vet. We took her in and Sadie was sedated and given a drain to help prevent infection and sported the cone of shame (something she’s all to familiar with by now) for a few days.
The drain did its job for a couple of days but even though we did our best to clean the two new openings the vet added for the drain and follow instructions, the appearance of the drain concerned me and I took her back into the vet yesterday. Our vet said bringing her in was the right thing to do and thankfully took her drain out and taught me how to clean everything so she seems 10,000 time more comfortable. Cone dog no more! Phew!
So that’s the long story of Sadie’s first (and hopefully last!!) dog bite. I’m so, so glad she’s okay and she has truly handled everything like a champ.
Now let’s get back to some normalcy around here, shall we? Aside from continuing to give Sadie lots of love, our plans for the weekend include a date night tonight (I planned a surprise for Ryan!), blueberry picking and just laying low with our little family. We’ve chatted with friends about doing something fun for the Fourth of July as well, so we’ll see if anything comes to fruition!
In the meantime, let’s dive into your weekly Things I’m Loving Friday blog post where I highlight a few things that are making me happy every week. As always, I’d love for you to tell me about something that is making you smile in the comments section as well!
Things I’m Loving Friday
- Dory Sticker Scenes Book = Toddler Travel Gold
I meant to mention this a week or so ago but it totally slipped my mind! I ordered the Dory Sticker Scenes Book on Amazon on a whim before our flight to Florida earlier this month and it was FABULOUS. Even though Chase has flown with me a number of times, there’s always a bit of anxiety that comes along with travel with a toddler, especially an incredibly energetic and very mobile little man! Chase loves Dory with a fiery passion (funny because he’s never even seen the movie but loves his Dory books and all marine life in general) and I figured a sticker book with tons of Dory stickers might be a hit with him and provide some entertainment during our flight.
You guys, this book was seriously the most amazing $2.45 I’ve spent all year and entertained him for a LONG time. We picked stickers out of the back of the book and matched them to their proper pages so it combined two of Chase’s favorite activities (matching things + stickers) and he was completely enamored. I cannot recommend this book enough to anyone who might have a flight on the agenda in the next few months with a sticker-obsessed toddler.
- FabFitFun Summer Box
You guys know I’m a fan of The Bachelor/The Bachelorette and, admittedly (embarrassingly?), I follow a small handful of some of my past favorite contestants from the show on Instagram. (Guilty.) Well a small handful of them rave about the FabFitFun boxes they receive regularly and I’m not sure if they get the boxes in advance, but the previews I saw of the summer box had me waaay too excited to open mine up when it arrived on my doorstep!
FabFitFun periodically sends me boxes to check out and this one was a slam dunk! I loved everything in it from the cooling massage oil (oh my gosh, so amazing… and the perfect excuse to exchange massages at the end of the day!) and adorable On The Road Again travel set (passport holder + luggage tag) to the Juice Beauty organic soothing eye concentrate, BKR glass water bottle and beautiful gem bar necklace! I was also probably a little too pumped to try Vital Proteins marine collagen sample since I’m a collagen fan and have heard great things about the Vital Proteins brand. (The verdict? LOVED it.)
If you’d like to order a FabFitFun box for yourself, you can use the code PBFINGERS for $10 off your first box! (I do not receive a kickback for any boxes purchased.) I really hope you love it! And thank you to FabFitFun for the exciting package!
I know my Friday features sometimes include some oddball products (I’m lookin’ at you Lil’ Chizler food scraper tool <— still the best thing ever for removing stubborn food from pots and pans) and today I have to give a shout out to something that’s seemingly mundane but also fantastic.
My mom is known within our family for her ability to get stains out of anything. She laughs in the face of a mustard stain. Grass? Dirt? Wine? No big deal. One of the pivotal secrets to her success is Stain Devils Stain Removers and after ordering a few for myself, I can see why! The stain removers come in specifically formatted solutions to remove everything from coffee, wine and juice to makeup, grass and dirt and more. I used the blood, dairy and ice cream formula on our couch after Sadie’s drain bled onto one of our cushions and it worked like a charm. I’m slowing building my Stain Devils collection and think it will be more and more useful the older (and messier) Chase gets!
I apologize if a new-to-me kind of ice cream continues to pop up on my TILF posts for the next few weeks but ice cream is my all-time favorite food and in the summertime my obsession only skyrockets. It always sounds like the perfect sweet treat when it’s so darn hot outside! This week I popped into the grocery store for toilet paper… and ONLY toilet paper, I told myself. And then I saw a box of these bad boys staring up at me (how I found myself in the ice cream section when I popped in for toilet paper, I’ll never know). I left with the box and ended up eating one as I was preparing dinner because that’s apparently how I roll. If you love Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice cream, I definitely recommend you give their new pint slices a try. It’s basically like portion-controlled Ben & Jerry’s (because we all know you can never eat just 1/2 cup) wrapped in rich and creamy chocolate.
- Fourth of July Weekend Sales
Here’s a short roundup of some Fourth of July weekend sales that caught my eye:
LOFT: 50% off everything with code SPARKLER
ASOS: Up to 70% off sale
Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code BEACHY
H&M: Up to 70% off
Nasty Gal: 50% off everything (including sale!)
ULTA: Free shipping on an $50+ purchase
- Friday Flashbacks
Easy No Bake Recipes (Thank goodness for no bake recipes when it’s too hot outside to fire up your oven!)
8 Fitness Apps to Try (8 Must Try Fitness Apps to motivate you during your next workout!)
Question of the Day
What is one thing that is making you smile today?