Over the last few posts, I’ve mentioned that Abe has been acting strangely. Sometimes bad (eating my cell phone), sometimes funny (dragging stuff around), sometimes just plain weird.
Since dogs don’t talk, I’ve had to try to figure out what was going on. Along with some suggestions from verypink readers, I guessed:
1. He’s more confident now, and pushing boundaries.
2. He’s suffering a little separation anxiety, since I’ve been working longer days at The Knitting Nest.
3. He’s still dealing with the recent move and massive life changes.
Maybe, but maybe not. I learned a bit more the other day…
|First up, it recently became abundantly clear that Abe had a parasite.
A seriously revolting parasite. I will not discuss the details. The vet gave him one magical pill, and he is parasite-free.
Let’s just say that it couldn’t have been comfortable for him.
|While we were at the vet’s office, I also learned that Abe has a broken tooth and a gum infection! Poor baby! I swear, he hasn’t shown any signs of mouth discomfort at all.
But it’s gotta hurt, which would help to explain his behavior lately.
|Here he is showing you the tooth he has to have removed. Kinda.
Mostly he is yawning.
|On to better news, I am releasing a new pattern – the Felted Easter Basket.|
This pattern uses Cascade 220 Wool. I wrote it for an upcoming class I’m teaching at The Knitting Nest.
The pattern language is really clear, and suitable for beginning knitters.
You can imagine where the proceeds from the sales are going…straight to the vet! I’m only half joking here.
|Felted Easter Basket pattern.|
|Ike is parasite free, with no broken teeth. When he is bad, it’s only because he chooses to be that way.|