Friday, May 13, 2016
As a couple of sets of people that I know are off on cruises or Disneyland I find that I can go our and look at my palm trees in the garden. These lilies put out such small number of blooms last year so this year the plants will be making up the difference.
I have a first cousin and her daughter now living the life a crime by taking starts of cemetery iris to put in their garden. I made up a program or a cause the I call "Saving the Species."
This is another of the old fashioned iris. I guess I need to pick one of each size of the iris and photograph them. The medium sized iris is larger than this and the hybrids of course are very large compared to this.
We have had a trying time the past three days and Barney's back left leg was injured or the hip just went bad. When he has a leg that hurts he just won't put weight on it. I have lost track of the scenarios we have been through but 24 hours after he had gone down, he got up wobbled around, and let me walk him. We didn't think he was ever going to walk again. After our one adventure out to take care of everything he came back in and down he stayed for another 12 hours. I returned home after school yesterday and tried to get him up. He proceeded to bite me on the hand, no blood, and then got up and walked. He took me out and walked up and down the street. Then he spent last night down again.
This morning we could hear him moving around on his own, downstairs, as he move from one room to another. So I walked him before breakfast and he took me where he wanted to go with the leash. I think now he is going to stay walking to the good now. He can slip himself up freely without hesitation and spontaneously. During all of this I decided we need to give him asprin. One tablet in morning and one at night. I do think it helped. What the future brings with Barney I don't know but I think we are going back to normal again. I guess we need to look for a harness device as Barney's friend in Minnesota has. I could have maybe picked him up like a suitcase then. He has done this before but not to this much extreme.
I am the special education teacher today but I have been yanked from there to cover a shop teacher for one period. I really hope that I don't get stuck being out here all day. Time will tell. I am glad the weekend is coming. It will be raining a lot but I will be glad for the days off. I hope everyone is doing well. Thanks for stopping by today.