Thursday, December 22, 2016
I figured it out! Yes, the cancer is moving in that direction but it is not what is causing the hematoma. He is hitting his face on the underside of the counter when I am prepping his food. He is behind me but I noticed he didn't it again and remembered seeing him do prior to this episode. I have since moved farther away from the counter when feeding.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Sunday, December 11, 2016
This was at Bridge 4. We found a friend so we decided to get a pic. Mick did very well. I kept a close eye on his feet and removed snowballs from between his pads twice. Boots are on the list.
We made it to our goal. Bridge 5 is my favorite because of the pines that stand behind it. I could have kept going but didn't want to risk it and chance having to carry Mick out. We met several other dogs today too and that was fun.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Here's a pic of nose and eye going at the same time. These days his eye drips more than his nose. It is messy but we deal with it. Lots of stuff is covered with blankets and it washes out.
It's hard to see some of the distortion in most pics because he's black and most of my decor is black to hide the hair. Here's an angle where you can see that his other eye looks like it sticks out farther. It is my believe that the mass has moved into the space where he had a very large molar removed before this all started.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
A week later after I got home from a night out I came home to something very scary. Dad was watching him and he began bleeding from his eye. I opened it a little to see the source and blood shot out at me like in a horror film. We thought for sure things were dismal but it continued to bleed out and turn milky and then became mucus like from his nose.
After waiting it out and watching him he continued to act normal. He just has a drippy eye and nose now.
On another note, I really like the Banfield. They didn't have any appointments available at our usual location so we were able to get one in American Fork. I can go to any Banfield. Max is on the Senior Wellness Plan.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Mick, my hiking partner. We left at 4pm for Squaw Peak. This was taken along the Rock Canyon Trail.
Selfie in front of the flag (not too close) at the top of the peak at 7:15pm. My 2nd peak/summit.
Tough hike and circumstances I put myself in but I'm glad I did it. The hike was 7 miles round trip. It took me 5 hours.
Turns out Mick's harness was pulling at the hair on is chest. It was all knotted up and caught in the straps. Poor guy. Time for a new hiking harness for sure.
Monday, September 19, 2016
Buffalo Peak is accessible from Forest Road 027. You drive up Squaw Peak Road and turn left at the "T" toward Hope Campground. Keep going until you travel quite a while on a dirt road. You will see this peak off to your right. You can park in the small parking lot to your left or keep going up the road and park on the side of the road next to the fence (that's what we did). There is a split in the fence where the trail begins. The split farther to the south.
Our peak/summit pics. Nothing fancy up there just beautiful views in every direction.
I put Mick up on the rock. It wasn't quite a cliff so I wasn't too worried and he didn't seem to care to
move. Not a great pic but oh well. The other pic is of a horny toad. I read when researching the hike that you may see some and was very happy that I did. I love toads. Too bad I wasn't able to catch him for a proper hello.
Monday, September 12, 2016
I guess you can't tell just how high up we were. It was super windy and the road was windy. Ha ha.
These last three pics (above) were taken where we stopped and walked down a trail for a few hundred yards. I am pretty sure we were facing east for the view of the mountains.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
On a side note, I took the middle picture (above) to show the big rock face that I became one with back in the 90's. I went for an evening hike with a friend (people I barely knew) and we climbed up somewhere off to the right of that rock and repelled down in the dark (both faces so that's twice). I had been around repelling before but had never actually done it. This being my first time in the dark on a huge cliff that while repelling you couldn't hear the people above or below you it was a bit scary. Clearly I survived but still. I am thankful for being with responsible people even though I didn't know them.
This is the same day just a little higher in elevation looking back toward Provo.